2019 grant cycle
February 1, 2019
Letter of intent* due
march 1, 2019
Invitation for full application
april 30, 2019
Full application due
late june 2019
Funding decisions announced
letter of intent (loi)
*Letter of Intent (LOI): A description of your funding proposal, including: purpose, amount of funding requested, and desired impact.
Please note, we will prioritize funding for projects that accelerate progress, exhibit innovation, and/or show an ability and commitment to leveraging resources.
application info and requirements
Letter format, including:
Clear description of purpose for program/initiative
Amount requested with itemized budget for program/initiative
Detailed impact of program/initiative (including populations and numbers served)
Description of measurable outcomes
Collaboration with other organizations
Differentiation from other community programs
Sustainability after requested funding ends
Current agency financials, most recent Form 990, and copy of IRS designation letter
Current board member list and foundation board list (if applicable)
Two supporting documents (optional)
Frequency of application
Organizations that have received grants are advised to wait a year before submitting another request.
Ordinarily, an organization receiving multi-year support may not apply for another grant until the final payment on the multi-year grant is made.
Grants are awarded only to organizations that have current Section 501(c)(3) status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.
Applicants must be located in or serving one of the three counties of Boone, Campbell, or Kenton.
competitive funding not considered for:
Political organizations or candidates
Non-charitable organizations or initiatives
Attendance at or sponsorship of fundraising events for organizations
Annual events or festivals
Projects and activities that have occurred. Horizon Community Funds will not, except in extraordinary cases, provide payment or reimbursement for expenses incurred prior to the funding decision being communicated to the applicant.
Any group that discriminates on the basis of age, color, race, national origin, gender identity, marital status, sensory, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.