Giving + Community Outreach

Partners in Caring

Partners in Caring is the philanthropic effort at Horizon House that helps residents and staff by providing funding today for our important programs while ensuring the strength of our programming tomorrow.


Partners in Caring Endowment

Our Mission: Purposeful Living in a Diverse Community

Earnings from the Partners in Caring Endowment, a stable and permanent fund whose principal is invested in perpetuity, fund Horizon House philanthropy programs. 


Residents Assistance
Started in 1967, this program provides financial assistance for residents who have outlived their resources through no fault of their own. With this support, no resident has ever had to leave Horizon House for lack of funds.
Enrichment Grants
The Enrichment Grant program is an essential aspect of our resident-driven community as residents and staff can request grants for projects that enrich the community. These projects fall outside of the general operating expenses of Horizon House. Past projects have included a Virtual Reality Experience, new puzzles for the Puzzle Committee and a Drumming Class for Assisted Living.
Staff Scholarship
Staff, and the dependents of full-time time staff are eligible for $12,000 in scholarships. A total of $24,000 is available annually per household. This addition to the program was made as Horizon House understands that by assisting the next generation, not only are we developing diverse leaders—but we are easing the burden for our staff to pay for their children’s education.

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.  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.

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 — Include Horizon House in your Will with a Bequest. A “codicil” is a simple way to modify an existing Will.
  • IRA Beneficiary Designation — Name Horizon House as a beneficiary on your IRA Account or another investment account. This is often one of the
    simplest way to make a planned gift, as it requires no Will revisions.

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

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 2023 include

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.