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Horizons Foundation

our LGBTQ foundation

aka Horizons   |   San Francisco, CA   |  www.horizonsfoundation.org

Mission

The world’s first community foundation of, by, and for LGBTQ people, Horizons invests in LGBTQ nonprofits, strengthens a culture of LGBTQ giving, and builds a permanent endowment to secure our community’s future for generations to come. Horizons envisions a world where all LGBTQ people live freely and fully.

Ruling year info

1981

President

Mr. Roger Doughty

Main address

155 Sansome Suite 650

San Francisco, CA 94104 USA

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EIN

94-2686530

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

GRANTMAKING AND NONPROFIT SUPPORT

Since its founding in 1980 as the world’s first community foundation of, by, and for LGBTQ people, Horizons has made grants supporting the entire LGBTQ community. Our support is intentionally broad, because the needs of our community are so many and run so deep. At the same time, our venture philanthropy approach looks favorably toward innovative, grassroots solutions to our community's emerging needs, especially those of the most under-resourced segments of our community.

To meet the needs of our diverse community, our flagship funding program, Community Issues, supports LGBTQ organizations in all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area across broad funding areas.

Horizons' programs include grantmaking to LGBTQ organizations (both emerging nonprofits and community institutions), donor services and education, leadership development opportunities for the leaders of LGBTQ organizations, and advocacy for LGBTQ issues within the world of mainstream philanthropy. Our programs are deeply informed by the direct participation of the community we serve.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Beyond grantmaking, Horizons invests in LGBTQ organizations by organizing Give OUT Day, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community.

Give OUT Day builds the capacity of hundreds of LGBTQ nonprofits – from racial justice work to immigration protections to affirming the rights of trans youth – across all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico, helping them raise millions of dollars to fund their critical work.

Give OUT Day 2021 is the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. The campaign runs throughout all of Pride Month and culminates on June 30.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

A world where all LGBTQ people live freely and fully requires generosity of time, resources, and spirit, which has been at the core of our community since the very beginning. To strengthen this culture today, Horizons provides philanthropic advising for LGBTQ donors. From four decades of experience and relationships with our community’s changemakers, Horizons is an expert on LGBTQ issues in the San Francisco Bay Area and the premier resource to help inform charitable giving in our community.

Horizons' grants support organizations across the country and globe. Our over 150 donor-advised funds make grants to wide-ranging nonprofits across the U.S., and our Global Faith and Equality Fund works to stem the exportation of religious-based homophobia from the United States to Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Horizons strengthens LGBTQ giving as one of the only donor-advised fund providers that is of, by, and for LGBTQ people.

To further support donors, we are home to the Professional Advisors Circle, a network of financial planners, attorneys, tax preparers, insurance agents, and real estate agents who serve the LGBTQ community. The Professional Advisors Circle holds networking events and organizes LGBTQ Financial Planning Day, where LGBTQ people receive pro bono advice to increase their financial well-being and capacity to give.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
LGBTQ people

The future we envision — where all LGBTQ people live freely and fully — is only possible if we have a strategy for the long term. That’s why we promote legacy giving. Recognizing that bequests hold the highest philanthropic potential for our community, Horizons identified over $100 million in future legacy gifts through our groundbreaking Now and Forever Campaign, and we continue to identify these gifts today.

Many of these gifts support our LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund, a source of permanent resources for our community. We will be there to meet our community's needs that we can't begin to imagine today — for generations, forever.

The power of legacy giving goes far beyond our own foundation. Based on national data on the transfer of wealth, we estimate that $270 billion will be dispersed from the estates of LGBTQ people in the next decade alone. That’s why we have led the work of the National Task Force on LGBTQ Planned Giving, which creates resources for other LGBTQ organizations to realize the potential of legacy giving across the country.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
LGBTQ people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Horizons Foundation

Board of directors
as of 07/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ditpi Ghosh

Wells Fargo Advisors

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Tim Murray

Mozilla

Term: 2020 - 2022

Juan Barajas

Mozilla Foundation

Derek Barnes

g-dii Enterprises

Adam Blum, MFT

Gay Therapy Center

Xóchitl Carrion

San Francisco District Attorney's Office

Kathryn Clubb

BTS

Dora Dome

Dora Dome Law

Erin Flynn

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Chris Lim

Climb Real Estate

Ash McNeely

Pacific Foundation Services

Terry Micheau

Civil Engineer and Real Estate Broker

Shilpen Patel, MD

Genentech

Keith Powell

Piedmont Partners Group Ventures

Linda Scaparotti, Esq.

Law Offices of Linda M. Scaparotti

Jim Shay

Shay Glenn LLP

Jeff Soukup

Stamos Capital

Jane Swan

Veris Wealth Partners

Barry Taylor, CFP

Sand Hill Global Advisors, LCC

Craig Zodikoff

Cresa San Francisco

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/11/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data