About Healthy Families
The Gay & Lesbian Fund supports organizations that promote the health and wellbeing of families and children because we believe that strong communities begin with strong families. We invest in nonprofit organizations that cover everything from mental and physical health to essential necessities like food and shelter.
We invested $583,350 in 105 Colorado nonprofit organizations in our Healthy Families program area in 2010. Nonprofits we supported ranged from the Cherry Creek School District’s Diversity Conference and the Girl Scouts of Colorado to Senior Housing Options and The Gathering Place.
The story above highlights the Weld Food Bank, one of our 2010 Healthy Families grantees. Weld Food Bank’s mission is to provide food and services to people in need in northern Colorado with a heaping serving of compassion and respect. Approximately 39 percent of the people served annually by the food bank are children. In 2010, funding from the Gay & Lesbian Fund helped them distribute 20,000 backpacks filled with food that were sent home with hungry kids in Greeley, Colorado.
The number of Healthy Families organizations supported by the Gay & Lesbian Fund in 2010
The total dollar amount the Gay & Lesbian Fund invested in Colorado Healthy Families nonprofit organizations in 2010