so everyone in Howard County
can live a longer, better life
A Healthier Howard County
The Horizon Foundation is Howard County’s community health foundation. We are committed to improving health through innovative initiatives, collaborative partnerships, strategic grantmaking and thoughtful advocacy. Our work is driven by community needs and is shaped around strategic solutions that promise a significant lasting impact on physical and mental health in Howard County.
As the largest independent health philanthropy in Maryland, we are driven to help everyone in our community – especially those facing the greatest challenges. Learn more about us.
Million invested in community health
Percent drop in soda sales
Elementary schools with fresh new lunch menus
Ambassador organizations for advance care planning
Jan, 22, 2021 Kerry Darragh
Thank you to everyone who participated in our community discussion on the COVID-19 vaccines! We realize that we were unable everyone's question, but the Horizon…
Jan, 12, 2021 Kerry Darragh
HoCoRespond funders denounce heinous attack on nation’s democracy The Community Foundation of Howard County, the Horizon Foundation, the United Way of Central Maryland and the…
Report: The 2020 Vision for Health in Howard County
Persistent racial disparities in numerous health measures pose challenges and opportunities for Howard County, Maryland, according to a new report released by the Horizon Foundation. The report details inequities in prenatal care and infant health, chronic disease, mental health and advance care planning and also analyzes root causes and calls for specific solutions and broad action by public agencies and others to address them.LEARN MORE