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


full application

  • 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:

  • Individuals

  • 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.