From 1980 when we made our first two grants of $500 each to 2017, when our total annual grantmaking exceeded $2.5 million, Horizons Foundation has fueled and helped to shape the history of the LGBTQ community in the Bay Area and beyond. Over 37 years, we have supported hundreds of nonprofits and provided early and consistent support to the most marginalized and underserved sectors of our community. All the while, the Foundation has remained true to its core commitment: to be a community philanthropic institution that is of, by, and for the LGBTQ community, both today and for future generations.
This is a pivotal moment for Horizons Foundation. We have been through a period of substantial programmatic and institutional growth. In addition to growth in grantmaking, the foundation has grown its Donor-Advised Funds program to more than 125 funds totaling more than $14.5 million. and total assets exceed $30 million. We also recently exceeded our most ambitious goal ever by raising $3.75 million for our Now and Forever Campaign. This success enables us to make key strategic investments in infrastructure and staffing to help ensure that by 2020 we will reach another goal - to secure at least $100 million in future legacy commitments that will safeguard the strength and health of the LGBTQ community for generations to come.