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Community Awards

The Gay & Lesbian Fund honors individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities.

We are inspired by Coloradans who give their time, commitment, and energy every day to make Colorado an even better place to live. Their work encourages others to adopt a philosophy of respect, acceptance, honor and commitment that ultimately benefits and positively impacts all residents in Colorado.

Each year, the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado honors exemplary leaders who make our state a place where all people are valued. We make it a habit to seek out and pay tribute to individuals and organizations who work tirelessly to identify, build, and promote common ground in Colorado.

Winners are powerful voices for their communities. They aren’t shy about contributing their ideas and individual talents. They help inform, educate, and generate thought-provoking conversations about what it means to build a better Colorado. And they work to involve others in creating positive change in their community.

At the heart of these awards is inspiration—the kind of action that causes us to stop, say wow, and ponder what actions we can take that can make that difference, too.

Take a look at our previous award winners and stay tuned for our next Call for Nominations. Tell us who inspires you to build a better Colorado.

Welcome to the website for the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado

We’d like to update you on some important news.

In 2012, we announced we would take a break from all new Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado grantmaking to undergo a strategic reevaluation. As of December 2012, we are nearing the end of this reevaluation period and a focused branding evaluation.

Due to exciting changes in the fund’s grant program areas, the content available on this website is now outdated. We will be closing this website and incorporating Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado updates into the Gill Foundation’s website by April 2014.

Going forward, the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado will now encompass all previously-existing Colorado programs and grants of the Gill Foundation, as well as a new program area in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.* The foundation’s six Colorado program areas that will be known as Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado grants are:

Five previously existing and well-defined grant program areas of Gill Foundation:

  • Colorado safe and inclusive schools that prevent bullying and harassment
  • Colorado progressive civic engagement and communications grants
  • Colorado public broadcasting grants
  • Colorado HIV services
  • Colorado lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) services and advocacy

One new grant program area:

  • Colorado science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education

* Our new STEM strategy will be refined over the course of the next 18 months.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not be accepting any unsolicited letters of interest or grant applications.

We are excited for this next chapter with the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado and believe that we can have an even greater impact in building a better Colorado together. Please check the Gill Foundation’s website in late 2013 for any grantmaking updates: www.gillfoundation.org.