Open Door Fund

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ODF News

The 2015 Open Door Fund Gala will be Saturday, April 11, 2015.

St. Julien Hotel
900 Walnut Street

Cocktails at 5 PM
Dinner at 6 PM
Program at 7:15 PM
Dancing to Follow

You won’t want to miss this highlight of the LGBTQ calendar.

Register online:

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Ash Beckham

Guest Speaker:
Ash Beckham

With an arresting blend of urgency and humor, Ash takes on topics like the crippling experience of being trapped in a closet, the difference between tolerance and acceptance, and the need to remove the word “gay” as a pejorative from our lexicon. With wildly funny and poignant stories, and a tough yet deeply compassionate stance, Ash tells us how to take off the armor and be our authentic selves.

The Open Door Fund

The Open Door Fund, a permanent endowment of The Community Foundation, supports the Boulder County community by raising money and distributing grants for programs that enhance the lives of its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Since our founding in 1996, we have made grants totaling more than $400,000 to agencies and programs serving the LGBTQ community in Boulder County, and have built an endowment of more than $500,000 to save for future needs. We are the largest funder of LGBTQ needs in Boulder County, Colorado.

You Can Make A Difference!

The Open Door Fund is guided by an advisory committee consisting of approximately 20 community members. We are actively seeking new members to be brought onto the committee in September. Read about the committee here, and download an application to join the committee here.

We need you! Please join us in supporting our community by donating to Open Door and by coming to the Annual Dinner, our largest and most exciting fundraiser of the year.

Every dollar you give will be invested right here in Boulder County. See the programs and services that Open Door has funded in the past and help us do more for the future.

2010 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Boulder County Survey Report

This Survey of LGBTQ people who work or live in Boulder County included roughly a 300-person sampling and explored demographic data (including age, education, race, and self identification), and especially perceived community needs. Many needs were identified in the survey, but the most common were: social opportunities, networking, and connectedness with other LGBTQ people; greater awareness and visibility of LGBTQ organizations; counseling and therapy; health; and youth and elder services.

View the report

These Funders Helped Us Make A Difference!

Open Door acknowledges with gratitude the grants and support from these and our many other friends:


Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues
Gill Foundation