Since 1996 the Community Foundation has been committed to supporting the safety and dignity of the LGBTQ+ community. Thanks to incredible leadership of people including Josie Heath, Margaret Katz, Jo Arnold, and Bob Morehouse – the Open Door Fund built a movement to support LGBTQ+ members of our county.
Nearly $2 million dollars has been raised from over 3,300 gifts to the Open Door Fund. The Community Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million to organizations in our community that uplift, offer community, and further the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Our commitment to the LBGTQ+ community has been unwavering.
In recent years, we have watched in horror as the rights, humanity, and lives of LGBTQ+ people continue to be attacked. We have seen how important safe spaces, like Out Boulder County are to people seeking friendship, love, acceptance.