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2020Annual Report

Setting the Stage

As 2020 began, we never could have imagined the unprecedented challenges our world would be facing just a few months into the year as a global pandemic unfolded. For LGBTQ people, those challenges were compounded by a lack of protections from discrimination.

At the outset of 2020, LGBTQ people in 30 states could still be fired from their jobs, evicted from their homes, or denied service and access to public spaces. In 29 states, LGBTQ youth could still be subjected to conversion therapy, a harmful and discredited practice that tries to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. And the federal government continued its discriminatory ban on transgender Americans serving in the military.

We began 2020 with an unwavering commitment to moving the needle on equal treatment for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. That commitment became all the more important as 2020 transpired.

Refocus & Resilience

As Virginia made history, the COVID-19 pandemic had hit our shores. Though global in impact, it brought us all closer to home.

The public health crisis and ensuing economic turmoil necessitated an immediate pivot of funding priorities to ensure the financial stability of key LGBTQ organizations and the basic needs of our fellow Coloradans.

Pride & Protest

In the midst of COVID-19, our country faced a reckoning that returned Pride to its roots to demand justice for all Black lives.

In response to the racial unrest following George Floyd’s murder in late May, we funded efforts to build stronger alliances and support common cause between the LGBTQ and BIPOC communities.

Checks & Balances

In June, a pivotal 6-3 ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, ushered in a watershed moment for LGBTQ equality. In one day an estimated 3.6 million LGBTQ Americans in 27 states gained workplace protections, according to the Williams Institute.

And in November, Americans decided to make a change in the federal government, electing the most pro-LGBTQ administration in American history.

2020 Financials

How We Spend Our Money

1) Grants & Programs 78% $12,280,676
2) Management & General 9% $1,446,553
3) Grants Administration 13% $2,010,157
Total $15,737,386

2020 Summary of Financial Information

Grants & Programs $12,280,676
Management & General $1,446,553
Grants Administration $2,010,157
Total Operating and Grant Making Expenses $15,737,386
Cash $2,672,462
Property and Equipment $2,350,523
Investments $212,017,141
Other Assets $531,759
Total Assets $217,571,885
Liabilities $2,222,454
Net Assets $215,349,431
Total Liabilities and Net Assets $217,571,885

2020 Grants

LGBTQ $6,215,000
Ann Arbor Young Men's Christian Association $25,000
Center for American Progress $35,000
Color of Change Education Fund, Inc. $100,000
Council on Foundations $125,000
Equality Federation Institute $340,000
Equality Florida Institute, Inc $200,000
Equality Foundation of Georgia $75,000
Equality Texas Foundation $75,000
Family Equality $325,000
Florida State Alliance of YMCAs Foundation, Inc. $25,000
Fractured Atlas $50,000
Freedom for All Americans Education Fund $1,200,000
Funders for LGBTQ Issues Inc $25,000
GLAAD, Inc. $125,000
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders Inc $495,000
H.E.C. Enterprises, Inc. (dba Julius' Bar) $20,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America $75,000
Leadership Conference Education Fund, Inc. $50,000
Media Matters for America $550,000
Movement Advancement Project $200,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights $580,000
Outfront Minnesota Community Services $50,000
Palm Center $50,000
PFLAG, Inc. $125,000
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. $100,000
Pride Live $50,000
Public Religion Research Institute $150,000
Repairers of the Breach $100,000
State Voices $125,000
The GenderCool Project $75,000
The Regents of the University of California Los Angeles $150,000
The Salvation Army National Corporation $175,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation $220,000
Valley of the Sun YMCA $25,000
YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh $25,000
GLSEN Inc $100,000
Prosperous CO $2,592,000
Bell Policy Center $85,000
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado $250,000
Center for Responsible Lending $45,000
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund $75,000
Colorado Civic Education $150,000
Colorado Democracy Network $20,000
Colorado Health Network $50,000
Colorado Historical Society $160,000
Colorado Public Interest Research Foundation Inc $40,000
Colorado Succeeds $100,000
Englewood Education Foundation $85,000
Food Bank of the Rockies $650,000
Fort Lewis College Foundation $3,000
High Plains Public Radio $3,000
Jeffco Schools Foundation $362,000
KAFM $9,000
KBUT - Crested Butte Public Radio $4,000
KGNU $6,000
KHEN Community Radio $5,000
KRCC $25,000
KRZA $3,000
KSUT Radio Station $5,000
KUNC $15,000
KVNF Community Radio $6,000
Mile High United Way $100,000
mindSpark Learning $190,000
One Colorado Education Fund $75,000
PBS12 $5,000
Project Angel Heart $50,000
Rocky Mountain Community Radio $16,000
Federal Agencies Project $850,000
NEO Philanthropy, Inc. $ 850,000
State Agencies Project $680,000
Equality Michigan $75,000
Equality North Carolina Foundation $50,000
Equality Ohio Education Fund $75,000
Montana Human Rights Network Inc $30,000
National Center for Transgender Equality $375,000
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc $75,000
Discretionary and Opportunity $388,000
Fund for a Healthier Colorado $1,000
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders Inc $10,000
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center $100,000
Equality Maine Foundation $4,000
Maine Inside Out $3,000
Maine Women's Lobby Education Fund $3,000
Muslim Advocates $1,000
OUT Maine $3,000
Project Angel Heart $2,500
Rainbow Railroad USA $1,000
Resources for Organizing and Social Change $3,000
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center $1,000
Southern Maine Workers' Center $2,000
The Ali Forney Center $250,000
Urban Peak Denver $2,500
Women's Foundation of Colorado $1,000
Employee Matched $11,784
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention $50.00
American Red Cross $50.00
Bell Policy Center $250.00
Buntport Theater Company $75.00
Campaign Zero $700.00
Carbondale Arts $382.78
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado $200.00
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless $600.00
Colorado Democracy Network $500.00
Colorado Judicial Institute $250.00
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights $100.00
Colorado Public Radio $227.00
Colorado Youth for a Change $250.00
Common Cause Education Fund $250.00
Denver Center for the Performing Arts $250.00
Episcopal Diocese of Colorado $1,500.00
Equality Federation Institute $144.08
First Nations Development Institute $650.00
Food Bank of the Rockies $300.00
Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center $210.00
Freedom for All Americans Education Fund $526.52
Grand Foundation $150.00
Griffith Centers for Children, Inc. $100.00
Invest in Kids $50.00
Judi's House $250.00
KUVO/KVJZ $220.00
One Colorado Education Fund $300.00
Period Kits $700.00
Polaris PTO $500.00
ProgressNow Colorado Education $85.00
PROMO Fund $210.00
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network $125.00
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center $700.00
Rocky Mountain Stroke Center $100.00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital $32.00
StartOut $50.00
Trans Lifeline $250.00
United Gays and Lesbians of Wyoming $20.00
Urban Peak Denver $450.00