In-House Giving

Residents, their families, staff, community members, and local businesses make up the generous team that funds Partners in Caring, our annual giving program that enhances the entire Horizon House community.

Here are the three main funds donors support:

1. Residents Assistance Fund

Since 1961, this fund has been providing confidential aid to residents who, through no fault of their own, have outlived their assets. Thanks to this fund, these valued members of our community will always have a home at Horizon House.

“Living at Horizon House provides me with great opportunities to give back to the community and the great city we live in. I feel very blessed to be surrounded with so many altruistic people in a community that follows its north star.”

— A Horizon House Resident

2. Quality of Residents Life Fund

This fund supports areas of greatest need outside of our regular operating budget. It includes the popular GEM Grant program, which funds creative projects initiated by residents and staff that enhance our community. Examples include:

  • Print-making press for the Art Room
  • Oil and water separator for eco-friendly carwashes
  • Pool table equipment
  • Two sewing machines for the Sewing Room


3. Employee Education Fund

This fund provides financial assistance to staff for education that goes beyond the scope of our standard on-the-job training.

“This fund has enabled me to take classes towards both my LPN and RN degrees, which I would not have otherwise been able to afford. I am so appreciative, and I really feel I am able to “give back” to the residents as well through the work I do here.”

— A Horizon House Staff Member

In addition to the three Partners in Caring funds, donors have several more giving options:

Memorials and Special Tributes

Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of someone special, or in recognition of a special occasion. Simply include a note with your gift indicating the recipient or object of the tribute.

Planned and Major Gifts

These contributions are the life blood of our Endowment – the long-term, permanent fund in which the principal is invested in perpetuity. Such gifts require planning, both regarding the benefit to Horizon House and the financial implications for you and your family. Possibilities include:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Pooled income fund gifts
  • Retained life estate agreements
  • IRAs
  • Gifts from refundable Horizon House contracts

To learn more about planned giving options at Horizon House, please contact Charlene Hutchinson at 206-382-3280 or by email at

Ways to Give

Tax deductible gifts can be made now, during your lifetime, or through your estate.

Donate online
You may donate with a credit card by clicking here, or on the donate button to the right.

Donate by check
Please specify on the memo line of your check how you would like to direct your gift: Residents Assistance, Quality of Resident Life (area of greatest need), or Employee Education. Checks should be made payable to “Horizon House.”

Mail your gift to:
Horizon House Philanthropy Office
900 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Donate stocks
To make a gift of stock, please contact our Philanthropy Office at

Thank you for helping us enhance lives throughout Horizon House!