Ways to help

Horizons has been a cornerstone of the community for over 50 years, and we are excited about what the next 50 years holds for us. Every act of kindness and generosity keeps our service heartbeat alive and thriving. As a community-based organization, we believe in the power of the people to transform from within. With support from our community, volunteers, and donors like you – people who understand and value the importance of sharing their time, their talents, and their resources at any level – we can have lasting impacts and continue our legacy to empower and nurture our youth.

Horizons is not an Agency… it is a Family. We humbly invite and encourage you to join our Horizons Family and experience the power of one of our greatest values:

Reciprocity – the unspoken understanding that receiving is a direct result of our humble desire to give.

We know that the satisfaction gained from giving, far surpasses that from receiving. Your cash donation or contribution of time and talent will help us touch the lives of more than 5,000 youth/families this year. Give today!

Want to join our Horizons Family, but don’t know where to start?

Make a Donation

  Make a cash donation: Donate Now
  Host a donation drive or event
  Monthly giving/membership
  Include us in your planned giving and memorial gifts
  Make an in-kind donation of supplies or services

Become a Volunteer

Share your ideas and talents! Our organization was built and has thrived on decades of creative and inspiring ideas and talents from its staff, youth, and community members. Get started right away!

For more information contact:


Become a Padrino/Madrina

Become a Padrino/Madrina

In the Latino culture, a Madrina/Padrino is a person who holds the very sacred responsibility to care for and watch over a child/youth not his or her own, much like a Godparent. As a Madrina/Padrino, your generous cash donation of $1,000 covers the programming expenses for a youth, including direct stipends, for an entire year.

In Kind Donations

Youth Incentives

Fast Passes
Gift Cards (i.e. for food, clothing, bookstores etc.)
Professional clothing
Art Supplies
School Supplies
Camping supplies (backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, canopies, stoves, lantern)
Music (CDs)
Diaries / Journals
Event Tickets for Field Trips (i.e. movie theater, bowling, basketball and football games, etc.)
Hygiene and Skin Care Products


Desktop Computers
Smart Boards
Cameras / Video Cameras
External Hard Drives
Flash/Thumb Drives
Musical Instruments
Folding Chairs/Table
Portable Easels
Color printers
Software licenses (Adobe, Microsoft and more)
Furniture (tables, ergonomic chairs, rugs, mirrors)


Business consulting
Social Media
Volunteer coordinator
Chef – Cook
Floor Refinisher

For more information contact: info@horizons‑

Or call: (415) 487-6742

Donate Now

Horizons Unlimited is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under the law.

A very special Thank You to our funders/donors who make all of this possible:

San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (including Youth Empowerment Fund), San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, Kimball and METTA Foundation, Japanese Community Youth Council, local businesses, and individual donors.