EIN 35-1979089

Horizon League

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The purpose of the Horizon League, Inc. is to provide member institutions with an organization to maintain intercollegiate athletics in conformity with the dignity and high purpose of the membership. Members of the League regard competitive athletics as a valuable educational experience. The purpose of the Horizon League is to provide member institutions with an organization to maintain intercollegiate athletics in conformity with the dignity and high purpose of the membership.
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Program areas at Horizon League

Providing support for member schools' athletic departments, ensuring compliance with ncaa regulations and providing initiatives that support the League's mission and goals. Marketing and promoting 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 2021-22, the saf provided financial assistance to all student athletes in our (12) 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 3,684 students annually. The academic enhancement fund provided funds to our (12) institutions to assist with student athletes' education. Types of assistance included: tuition support and educational services.
In 2021-22, the Horizon League held 19 championships. There were 41 days of championship events in 2021-22. Each championship gives student-athletes the opportunity to participate in the culminating event for his/her sport. In addition, League staff ensures that the results of these competitions and championships are communicated to the public in a variety of ways, including: local media, social media and our website (horizonleague.org)
In 2021-22, the Horizon League and its member institutions produced video streaming of many League activities. All video productions are available on espn, espn3 or espn+. These League productions enhance the student-athlete experience and provide increased exposure for our member schools. 14 League championships were shown on espn, espn3 or espn+. A total of 689 sporting events, which included regular season and championship events, were shown in 2021-22, reaching an audience of 1,371,222 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$43,850
Indiana UniversityNcaa Academic Enhancement$43,850
University of Detroit Mercy (UDM)Ncaa Academic Enhancement$43,850
...and 1 more grant made

Who funds Horizon League

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Collegiate Athletic AssociationScholarships/grants/sponsorship$5,991,704

Personnel at Horizon League

Jonathan B. LecroneAdvisor To the Commissioner$354,938
Beth OpellDirector | Finance and Resources / Director of Finance | Business Operations$71,029
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 3 more key personnel

Financials for Horizon League

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,355,262
Program services$4,382,539
Investment income and dividends$188,283
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$146,540
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$950,379
Total revenues$9,023,003

Form 990s for Horizon League

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-02-22990View PDF
2019-062019-12-26990View PDF
2018-062019-02-21990View PDF
2017-062018-01-19990View PDF
2016-062017-02-28990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 19, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
April 5, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $3,777,339 from National Collegiate Athletic Association
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
April 29, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
April 4, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
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Civic / social organizationsSports organizationsCharities
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MembershipsProvides grantsTax 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
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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