June 2, 2021

2021 Community Opportunity Grants are now OPEN!


The Horizon Foundation of Howard County leads community change so everyone in Howard County can live a longer, better life. The Foundation is committed to improving health through program initiatives, collaborative partnerships, strategic grant making and thoughtful advocacy.

The Foundation awards grants to organizations that benefit people who live or work in Howard County. Organizations must be nonprofits or public entities. The Foundation places a high priority on organizations that are able to clearly articulate program goals, present a plan for achieving results, and track program outcomes and impacts. Generally, grants from the Foundation are not used to support capital campaigns, endowments, individuals or brick-and-mortar projects.

Community Opportunity Grant

The Community Opportunity Grants cycle is now open. The Foundation provides Community Opportunity Grants to help nonprofits carry out their mission more effectively. Applications for grants up to $20,000 are accepted without solicitation via our online grants system and are provided to help build nonprofit organizational capacity in the following areas:

  1. Enhancing service delivery
  2. Building advocacy efforts
  3. Professional development and executive coaching
  4. Board development and strategic planning
  5. Conference attendance, workshops and peer learning opportunities
  6. Organizational assessment & branding

How to Submit Proposals

All proposals must be submitted using our online grants system.

Applications will be accepted on rolling basis until grant funds are depleted. Unfunded applications may be considered if more funding is released.

Log in to our online grants system and select “2021 Community Opportunity Grant” to submit your application.

Interested in learning more?

For questions on the grant opportunity and/or assistance with the grant system please contact Kenitra Fokwa at kfokwa@thehorizonfoundation.org.