Giving + Community Outreach

Give to Our Community

There are many different ways your support can enhance lives throughout Horizon House and the greater community! Tax-deductible donations can easily be made now, during your lifetime, or through your estate.

Gifts can 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.

In-House Giving

The generosity from our residents, their families, our staff, community members, and local businesses help fund Partners in Caring, our annual giving program that enhances the entire Horizon House community. There are three main Partners in Caring funds that our donors support.

Residents Assistance Fund
Since 1961, the Residents Assistance Fund has provided confidential aid to residents who have outlived their assets through no fault of their own. Thanks to this fund, these valued members of our community will always have a home at Horizon House.
Quality of Residents Life Fund
The Quality of Residents Life Fund supports areas of greatest need outside of our regular operating budget. This includes the popular GEM Grant Program, which funds creative community projects and activities initiated by residents and staff. Some examples include a printmaking press for the art room, an oil and water separator for eco-friendly car washes, pool table equipment, and two sewing machines for the sewing room.
Employee Education Fund
This fund provides financial aid to staff for education that goes beyond the scope of our standard on-the-job training.

Planned and Major Gifts

These contributions are the lifeblood 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

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

Ways to Give

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Donate Online

You can donate instantly with a credit card using our secure online form.

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Donate by Check

Checks should be made payable to “Horizon House.” On the memo line of the check, indicate where you would like to direct your gift: Residents Assistance, Quality of Resident Life, or Employee Education. Mail your gift to:

Horizon House Philanthropy Office
900 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

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Donate by Stocks

To make a gift of stock, please contact our Philanthropy Office at 206-382-3280.

Serving the Broader Seattle Community

We aspire to be the leaders in creative aging, that’s why Horizon House is passionately involved in the greater Seattle retirement and continuing care community. We support organizations whose programs and services align with our mission of dignified aging.

We support variousSeattle organizations through grants, sponsorships, and memberships for their commitment to enhancing the lives of older adults. Our community support recipients for the year 2021 include Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHSSM) of the United Church of Christ (UCC), First Hill Farmer’s Market, First Hill Improvement Association (FHIA), Freeway Park Association, Horizon House Shelter Family Sewing Group, Simons’ House Lunch Program, Byrd Barr Place, Catholic Community Services—Westlake Apartments, Central Area Senior Center, Lifelong Aids Alliance, Pike Market Senior Center, Southeast Seattle Senior Center, and United Indians of All Tribes.

Along with financial support, it’s common to see Horizon House residents and staff volunteer their time for integral causes such as winter blanket drives and food and clothing for the homeless.

We also welcome many nonprofit groups into our community, including the Parkinson’s Support Group, the League of Women Voters, the Northwest Center for Creative Aging, and Virginia Mason Hospital.