EIN 35-1979089

Horizon League

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Horizon League maintains intercollegiate athletics in conformity with the dignity and high purpose of its membership. It regards competitive athletics as a mission. In 2021-22, the League provided financial assistance to all student athletes in its 12 member schools through the SAF program funded by NCAA grants. It also produced video streaming of many League activities on ESPN, ESPN3 or ESPN+. These productions enhance the student-athlete experience and provide increased exposure for member institutions. Horizon League is located in Indianapolis, IN.
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Program areas at Horizon League

The Horizon League provides support for member schools' athletic departments, ensuring compliance with ncaa regulations and providing initiatives that support the League's mission and goals. In 2022-23, the League made financial distributions to member schools in two strategic areas to support student athletes' mental health and basketball improvement. The League supports dei programming for student athletes. The League promotes and markets member institutions and their student athletes' accomplishments through our website and social media platforms
Ncaa academic performance funds are distributed to conferences based on the academic performance of their institutions. The Horizon League awards these funds to member schools who have met academic metrics as identified by the ncaa.
In 2022-23, the saf provided financial assistance to all student athletes in our (11) member schools. Saf is an ongoing program funded through ncaa grants, with the objective of assisting student athletes in personal and academic areas. Types of assistance included: tuition assistance (for summer school and fifth or sixth year); academic tutoring; assistance with medical and dental expenses; clothing allowances and assistance with travel for family emergencies. The saf helped over 3,000 students annually. The academic enhancement fund provided funds to our (11) institutions to assist with student athletes' education. Types of assistance included: tuition support and educational services.
In 2022-23, the Horizon League held 19 championships which occurred during 37 days of championship competition. Each championship gives student-athletes the opportunity to participate in the culminating event for his/her sport. League staff oversees fair competion throughout the regular season by managing the assignment of officials (through our officiating coordinators), creating competition schedules for regular season and responding to issues/appeals that arise in the competitive sphere. League staff ensure that the results of competion and championships are communicated in a variety of ways, including via local media, social media and our website (horizonleague.org).
In 2022-23, the Horizon League and its member institutions produced video streaming of many League activities. All video productions are available on espn, espn2, espnu or espn+. These League productions enhance the student-athlete experience and provide increased exposure for our member schools. 15 League championships were shown on espn, espnu or espn+. A total of 668 sporting events, which included regular season and championship events, were shown in 2022-23, reaching an audience of 1,736,480 unique viewers. Video content is distributed to a national audience to promote the Horizon League's collegiate model which embodies the League's core values.

Grants made by Horizon League

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Oakland UniversityNcaa Academic Enhancement$141,650
Indiana UniversityNcaa Academic Enhancement$141,650
The Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisNcaa Academic Enhancement$141,650
...and 3 more grants made

Who funds Horizon League

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Collegiate Athletic AssociationScholarships/grants/sponsorship$6,589,050
Shiel Sexton FoundationGeneral Fund$5,000

Personnel at Horizon League

Jonathan LecroneAdvisor To Commissioner$507,458
Beth OpellDirector of Finance$75,308
Kelley FordDirector of Administration
Rachel WhiteDirector | Broadcasting and Student - Athlete Health and Wellness / Assistant Director | Broadcasting and Communications
Kyle FairchildAssistant Commissioner and Governance and Compliance
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for Horizon League

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,337,533
Program services$4,892,422
Investment income and dividends$201,841
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-79,816
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$8,351,980

Form 990s for Horizon League

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062023-11-14990View PDF
2022-062022-11-08990View PDF
2021-062021-11-09990View PDF
2020-062021-02-22990View PDF
2019-062019-12-26990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 5, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
January 4, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
December 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $6,589,050 from National Collegiate Athletic Association
July 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 7, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Sports organizationsCharities
Human servicesSports
Provides grantsState / local levelTax deductible donations
General information
129 E Market St 900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Metro area
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
Website URL
(317) 237-5622
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
N40: Sports Training Facilities, Agencies
NAICS code, primary
813990: Sports Regulatory Associations and Property Owner Associations
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