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Gwen Araujo Memorial Fund for Transgender Education

On the first anniversary of Gwen Araujo's brutal murder in Newark, California, Horizons Foundation created a fund to reduce the ignorance and hatred that caused this terrible hate-crime in the Bay Area. Please note that this fund has now closed.

To support school-based programs in the nine-county Bay Area that promote understanding of transgender people and issues, through annual modest-sized grants.

This fund was a "field of interest" fund and administered by Horizons staff, and an advisory committee of five to seven members of the community with expertise in transgender issues and school-based advocacy advised the staff. Due diligence on potential grantees and oversight of grantees was done by Horizons staff. As with all grantmaking, the Horizons Board of Directors ultimately authorized all grants from the fund.