Open Door Fund

The Community Foundation’s tally of grants made in 2015 comes to $6.9M – including grants from donor-advised funds and the foundation’s competitive grant cycles.

Flexible funding empowers Community Trust grantees throughout Boulder County

The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County announced $372,500 in grants to 131 Community Trust grantees comprising Boulder County nonprofits focused on animals and environment, the arts and culture, basic needs, children and youth, civic engagement, education, or health and human services. While there is no upper funding limit, individual grants from the Community Trust typically range between $1,000 and $9,000.

Grantees, Trustees and volunteer members of grant selection committees.
Grantees, Trustees and volunteer members of grant selection committees.

Visit our photo album of the Community Trust grantees reception on Facebook.


On December 23, KGNU's Morning Magazine aired a special report from Phoenix Hartman, a transgender sophomore at September High School, followed by an interview with OUT Boulder's Education and Services Manager, Sara Connell. [Note: Listen to Phoenix's report and Sara's interview starting at 10:05 minutes.]

Phoenix describes his experiences of fear and depression, and eventually coming out as a transgender teen. With the help of a support system, Phoenix found his voice and is now a spokesperson on behalf of transgender equality.  


Age Well Boulder County reports that the United States is experiencing an unprecedented demographic shift: the number of people over age 60 is expected to more than double between 2000 and 2030. Here in Boulder County, older adults will account for about 25% of the total county population by 2030, an increase from about 15% in 2012.

The Age Well Boulder County website summarizes the results of a four-year, countywide strategic plan completed this summer. "We held focus groups all over the county, representing a diversity of geographies and ethnicities," says Nancy Grimes, LGBT Program Specialist of the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (BCAA) that led the initiative under the auspices of the Aging Services Foundation (ASF).