The Horizon Foundation has announced five inaugural racial equity grantees receiving a total of $306,000 along with intensive training, coaching and organizational development as part of an initiative to address health disparities affecting commun
Across the country, foundations and nonprofits across the board are increasingly working to incorporate an equity lens in their work.
The Horizon Foundation awarded more than $1 million in grants in 2017 to community programs advancing the mission to improve health and wellness for people who live or work in Howard County, Md. The grants address community needs and target the Foundation’s strategic priorities to promote healthy lifestyles and increase access to quality, affordable health care.
The Community Foundation of Howard County, the Horizon Foundation, the United Way of Central Maryland and the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County jointly condemn the acts of violence perpetrated on our United States Capitol and our elected leaders on January 6 in a deliberate attempt to disrupt the certification of a fair and democratic election. This attack on the peaceful transition of democratic power – which is so core to our principles as a nation – is an affront to us all.
The Horizon Foundation has announced the appointment of financial expert Sekou “Koe” Murphy to its board of trustees.
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The Horizon Foundation has announced three new members to its board of trustees: Jonathan Ilsong Ahn, Esq., an attorney and Korean American community leader; Catherine Hamel, president of Gilchrist Hospice Care; and Brian Hepburn, MD, executive director of the National Maryland Philanthropy Network of State Mental Health Program Directors.
Our thoughts are once again with everyone impacted by the recent flooding of homes and businesses in Ellicott City. As we do during times of disaster, the Maryland Philanthropy Network will serve as a clearinghouse for resources and information about relief and recovery efforts. This page will be updated as new information is received, so please check it regularly. #ECStrong
The Horizon Foundation is thrilled to welcome Kenitra Fokwa Kengne to our staff as a Senior Program Officer.
Howard County funders are coordinating to rapidly raise funds and deploy critical resources to nonprofits in Howard County through HoCoRespond.com, with the goal of raising $100,000 in the next 10 days.
Social movements require bold responses, especially when government policy would directly discriminate against classes of people. We are active in our fight for equity, and we can be active in this battle over the Census question, writes Horizon Foundation CEO and Maryland Philanthropy Network Board Member Nikki Highsmith Vernick.
The Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland, the Community Foundation of Howard County and the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County awarded a total of $60,000 at the 2021 Changemaker Challenge, an event focused on sparking innovation and fresh thinking to address some of Howard County’s most pressing issues. Ten finalists presented their ideas for social change to a live virtual audience of over 700 community members and a panel of judges.
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