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
Oct, 31, 2019 Olivia Doherty
Thank you for a memorable Mental Health Film Festival! We are overwhelmed and grateful to the hundreds of community members who attended our 2019 Mental…
Please note: Mental health outreach grants are currently closed. Background The Horizon Foundation is the largest independent health philanthropy in Maryland. We lead community change…
Oct, 29, 2019 Olivia Doherty
Horizon Foundation President and CEO Nikki Highsmith Vernick penned a guest blog post in Health Affairs' Grantwatch explaining the beginnings of the Emotional Support Human…
See the 2019 Changemaker Challenge Finalists Nov. 11
The Horizon Foundation and United Way of Central Maryland have named nine finalists for the 2019 Changemaker Challenge! Attend the live event Nov. 11 to see who will win up to $25,000 in funding to bring their ideas to life.LEARN MORE