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The Alexander Foundation

The Alexander Foundation has been providing financial assistance to LGBTQ+ Coloradans in need for over 35 years.

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COVID-19 LGBTQ+ Coloradan Support Fund

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender

Description

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Alexander Foundation has reallocated some assistance funding to establish the COVID-19 LGBTQ+ Coloradan Support Fund.

As of now, we are able to provide $75 assistance for rent, utilities, and cell phone bills to support LGBTQ+ community members faced with new expenses related to a loss of employment. While we realize that this will barely scratch the surface of need in our community, we feel compelled to help.

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Catastrophic Assistance Program

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Gays/Lesbians
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender

Description

This program is intended to provide support to LGBTQIA+ people who are at risk of losing their ability to provide basic life needs due to treatment or complications related to cancer, a catastrophic illness, or a serious illness. Some examples of basic life needs are medical care, housing, food, clothing, phones, utilities, and so on. Unlike the one grant payment provided through the Community Assistance Program, this program provides a fixed monthly grant for up to 12 months. The amount of the grant is determined by the recipients' needs but not to exceed $2400.

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Community Assistance Program

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Gays/Lesbians
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender

Description

This program provides emergency grants to individuals who are experiencing temporary financial difficulties. Emergency grants are intended for purposes such as rent, security deposits, medical expenses, food, clothing, utility bills, and other basic living expenses. Applicants must identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, reside in Colorado and pre-approved by a recognized referral agency. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must not have received an Alexander Foundation emergency grant within the previous 12 month period. The maximum grant is $200

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Holiday Letter Assistance

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Gays/Lesbians
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender

Description

The Holiday Grant program provides grants to LGBTQIA+ people on a onetime basis during the winter holiday season. The program is designed to assist individuals with significant chronic problems. For example, this program has helped:

- a paralyzed man purchase a specially equipped computer
- car repairs so a rural resident could travel to receive medical treatments
- a women dealing with the effects of cancer
- a man left homeless by a devastating fire

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Scholarship Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Gays/Lesbians
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender

Description

This program provides scholarships to LGBTQIA+ students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited Colorado institution of higher education. Applicants must identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, reside in Colorado, and be accepted or enrolled in an accredited Colorado institution of higher education. The Applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

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In 2018, The Scholarship Program gave over $20,000 to LGBTQ+ Students across the state of Colorado.

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