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Horizon Foundation is shifting to an invite-only application process. While there are already several organizations we have identified that we will be inviting to apply, we do leave a small amount of room in the budget for organizations to introduce or reacquaint us with their work by submitting a letter of inquiry through our online grant portal. Please do not email letters of inquiry.


  • Letter of Inquiry deadline is February 1, 2024. 


  • We will let organizations know if they have been invited to apply or not by early March. 


  • The deadline for applications from invited organizations is April 1, 2024.

  • We will notify organizations if they have been awarded grants in early June.


  • Information on our fall 2024 cycle will be posted later in the year.

Thank you for your interest and the positive work you do in your community!

Grant Size

Horizon generally will make grants in the $5,000 to $20,000 range, with an average grant size of about $12,500. The Foundation will consider proposals for both challenge or matching grants, and encourages collaborative efforts with other grant makers.


Horizon Foundation does not fund and will not consider applications from the following:

  • Annual, building, capital, or endowment fund drives;

  • Colleges and universities;

  • Emergency requests;

  • Health/mental health programs;

  • Individuals;

  • International or foreign programs;

  • Public and private schools;

  • Religious projects; and/or

  • State agencies.

Grant Recipients

Past grantees must wait at least two years before reapplying. For example, if your organization received a grant in spring 2023, you would next be eligible to submit an application for our spring 2025 cycle.

Under most circumstances, final reports are due from grantees one year after receiving a grant. In some cases, we may request an interim update. Instructions will be provided on how to submit a report through our online grant system.


Site Visits and Timing

Once you have submitted your application, we may contact you to set up a site visit to meet with you and see your work in action.

Grant decisions are made in late May for the spring cycle and late November for our fall cycle. Organizations receiving grants will be notified of the award and must complete our simple, online grant contract before we mail the grant check. We generally mail checks out around June 1st for the spring cycle and December 1st for the fall cycle.

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