Colorado Gives Day is officially here and you should take the opportunity to donate to the nonprofits that support the queer community.
The annual statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. This year marks the seventh anniversary of Colorado Gives Day, a 24-hour online drive to raise funds for Colorado nonprofits.
Each year, donors take advantage of the fund drive to shower Colorado charities with tens of millions of dollars. Since launching, Colorado Gives Day has raised $111.5 million for local nonprofits.
The inaugural version in 2010 generated $8.4 million from 12,540 donors to 529 charities. Last year, a record $28.4 million was given by 123,000 donors to 1,884 nonprofits.
Rather than skimming through the long list of nonprofits in the state to decipher which ones benefit or support the queer community, we did the work for you. Check it out!
“PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, to cope with adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and secure civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.”
“One Colorado Education Fund advances equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families through legislature. Our vision is a fair and just Colorado.
Your support allows us to continue fighting on behalf of LGBTQ Coloradans and their families.”
“The vision of Out Boulder County is that Boulder County serves as a model of equality, respect, and well-being for LGBTQ people. Our mission is to educate, advocate and provide services, programs and support for Boulder County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.”
“The Denver Film Society’s mission is to develop opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences. The cinema’s potential to transform as well as reflect society in all its diversity is what the Denver Film Society aims to recognize and realize. Since 1978, DFS has worked to promote the medium as both an art form and a civic forum, developing a program that includes year-round screenings, community outreach projects, and renowned special events.”
Susan G. Komen Colorado promises to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
BCAP works to improve the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS, minimize HIV transmission, and bring an end to HIV-related stigma.
Colorado AIDS Project (CAP) & Howard Dental Center (HDC) make up the statewide Colorado Health Network (CHN). CHN provides compassionate care to individuals & families affected by HIV and other diseases across Colorado.
The Compassionate Connections Campaign is creating a new home for its client & oral health care service delivery and its statewide administrative offices in Denver. This new home will provide a center where clients can receive compassionate care under one roof.