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
May, 20, 2019 Akbar Tolbert
The Horizon Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Brinker as its new chief operating officer. In this role, she will be part…
May, 08, 2019 Akbar Tolbert
A new book published by Oxford University Press features a chapter on the Horizon Foundation’s work with partners to fight the excessive consumption of sugary…
More than 500 attend Our Equity Summit
Our first Equity Summit brought more than 500 community members and local leaders together to highlight health disparities and barriers, learn about tools to address those barriers and to begin developing an approach to advance racial equity in Howard County. The summit featured presentations by national equity experts from the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE), interactive discussions and a compelling keynote address by nationally acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates.LEARN MORE