Horizon Foundation: Outside of Maine

Horizon Foundation

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Next anticipated deadline: Oct 10, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Apr 1, 2021

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $20,000

Fields of work: Civic Leadership Development Environmental Education Academic Success & Enrichment Music Historic Preservation Visual Arts Architecture Youth Development & Leadership Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Pitkin County, Colorado, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Martin County, Florida, Blaine County, Idaho, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Show all

Location of residency: Pitkin County, Colorado, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Martin County, Florida, Blaine County, Idaho, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Show all

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About this funder:



Since its founding in 1997, Horizon Foundation has funded non-profit organizations that meet the mission goals in places where our trustees live and work. Grant funding concentrates on building organizational and community-wide effectiveness, developing opportunities, raising aspirations, and generally making a positive and lasting difference.

Our Mission

Horizon Foundation supports non-profit organizations that aspire to create and maintain sustainable, vibrant and resilient communities by:

  • Enabling children and adults to lead their communities in creative, healthy and thoughtful ways;
  • Educating citizens to be good stewards of the environment;
  • Conserving land and water resources;
  • Encouraging service to others;
  • Promoting visual arts and music, and;
  • Teaching appreciation of and preserving historic assets.

Outside of Maine

Outside of Maine, Horizon is particularly focused on identifying and supporting organizations that:

  • Encourage learning in the classroom and beyond;
  • Help to build self-esteem;
  • Motivate individuals to reach for higher levels of educational proficiency and competency, and;
  • Strive to increase the number of safe places for children to learn, share, and ultimately become stronger leaders for the future.

Grant Size

Horizon generally will make grants in the $5,000 to $20,000 range, with an average grant size of about $12,500. While many grants will be for onetime projects, multi-year support will be considered. The Foundation will consider proposals for both challenge or matching grants, and encourages collaborative efforts with other grant makers.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Foundation can only consider requests from non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations or projects that have a tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizations must be based in or primarily serve one or more of the following communities:
    • Colorado - Pitkin County
    • Connecticut - Fairfield County
    • Florida - Martin County
    • Idaho - Blaine County
    • Massachusetts - Barnstable County
    • New Jersey - Mercer County


  • 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.