SAN FRANCISCO -- Horizons Foundation announced Tuesday that it was awarding $563,000 in grants to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues and causes throughout the Bay Area.

The majority of the grants are being provided to smaller, community-based nonprofits that do work in six Bay Area counties, including Alameda County.

Brown Boi Project of Oakland will receive $10,000 to support leadership training and help develop new partnerships to strengthen the organization and its reach with people of color.

Lavender Seniors of the East Bay, based in Oakland, was awarded $17,000 to help build a care management system to meet the needs of more acute cases of LGBT seniors and strengthen partnerships and collaboration with other nonprofits.

And the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach of Alameda and San Francisco counties got $10,000 to support LGBT domestic violence services and outreach.

Horizons, a community foundation, was founded in 1980 to focus exclusively on LGBT issues.

A complete list and details of all 2012 grant recipients is available at www.horizonsfoundation.org.