Our grants normally range between $1,000 and $10,000 per grant. Grants exceeding $10,000 are awarded less frequently and typically require a greater level of commitment i.e. a written grant contract detailing required reports, records, timelines, etc.
We encourage grant seekers to apply for a grant to the Horn Foundation online using the Online Common Grant Application
at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence
. Alternatively, a grant seeker may submit a one or two page letter describing the organization and its program and/or need. We require (1) a copy of the grant seeker's IRS exemption letter, (2) a letter signed by an authorized person stating that the organization\'s public charitable status is in full force and effect, (3) a description of the organization\'s legal status, i.e. corporation, trust, private or public charity, and (4) a statement of how the community will benefit from the program.
In general, the Horn Foundation does not consider proposals for funding in the following areas: fellowships or other individual development projects; personal businesses; operating support for traditional community services; reduction or elimination of deficits; computer projects; films, TV or radio productions; book publications; projects that are located or support activities outside the continental USA; direct services or training programs (e.g. counseling programs, medical services, job training, referral services); litigation; government sponsored or controlled projects; sporting events; endowment fund drives; non-scholastic educational programs; and churches.
While we do not currently publish an annual report, we do file an annual 990-PF (Return of Private Foundation) with the Internal Revenue Service. You may obtain a copy via the internet at www.guidestar.org
is required but free) or by sending a request letter to us with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The Horn Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private non-operating foundation.