Open Door Fund


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.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month, we checked in with a handful of the most recent grantees of Community Foundation Boulder County’s Open Door Fund. Read on for updates from OASOS, Open Studies, and Rainbow Elders.
This October 31, Out Boulder County, in partnership with Community Foundation Boulder County's Open Door Fund, is honored to continue producing the one-of-a-kind Gayla event supporting our LGBTQ+ world and those who love us.
Due July 10, we're seeking proposals for programs that enhance the lives of LGBTQ+ people and their allies.