ATL Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$93,059 raised by 159 donors

93% complete

$100,000 Goal

The ATL Foundation, "giving a lift to women in need" since 1994. We provide financial assistance to lesbians in need due to ill-health. We started out helping a friend with lung cancer and continue the Foundation in her memory. We have no paid staff and are 100% volunteer.


Dear members and board members of the ATL Foundation,

I want to thank all of you for your support to me during this time. As I told you, I was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma the beginning of July 2010. I knew I wasn't feeling well, but thought I had an abdominal strain. As it turns out, I required major surgery and have completed 4 of 6 chemotherapy sessions. Of course, this has impacted my ability to work for now, but I am gaining strength. A friend brought me your application paperwork when I was in the hospital the first time, for 22 days, and a second time for 4 days for a blood clot. Your decision to help me at this time is tremendously useful and needed. I thank you for your work on the behalf of anyone in need who meets your criteria. Since I spoke to you, I have had a PET scan which came back with no evidence of malignancy, so I am thrilled to say the least. I have 2 more chemo sessions to complete and then periodic PET scans for some time to come, if all continues to go well. Again, I thank you so much for your efforts and your support. None of us ever know when we may need others to help out and lift our spirits.


The ATL Foundation provides assistance to self-identified lesbians, living in Colorado,

​in need of financial assistance as a result of ill health.

Background Statement

The ATL Foundation was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in 1994 by a group of friends who wished to support a member of their informal bicycling group who was diagnosed with lung cancer. The name All Terrain Lesbians Foundation, is fitting since any of us can find ourselves on uneven ground with difficult life challenges.

Organization Data


Organization name

ATL Foundation

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Organization Size

Small Organization


PO Box 17852
Golden, CO 80402


ATL Foundation PO Box 17852
Golden, CO 80402

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US

Adams County, CO, US