Horizons grant recipients celebrate

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday June 14, 2023
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Photo: Saul Bromberger & Sandra Hoover Photography
Photo: Saul Bromberger & Sandra Hoover Photography

Recipients of grants through Horizons Foundation's Community Issues Funding Program celebrated during a Pride Month breakfast at the City Club June 7. The $7.9 million listed on the oversize check represents the agency's total grantmaking in the last fiscal year (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022). Earlier this year, Horizons announced more than $549,000 in community issues grants to 42 LGBTQ nonprofits in the Bay Area. At the breakfast, Horizons also honored Belinda and John Dronkers-Laureta, the founders of API Family Pride, and Mirna Medina and Laurin Mayeno, the founders of Somos Familia, for their pioneering work. API Family Pride works to end isolation among families that have LGBTQ members, while Somos Familia builds leadership in Latinx families and communities where people of diverse genders and sexual orientations can thrive, the organizations' websites state.

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