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Get Your Pass

The Gay Ski Week pass is your key to the week. You'll get access to the action: all of the hot galas and parties that make Gay Ski Week such a blast. See Pass Details

Sleeping and Skiing

Half the fun at Aspen Gay Ski Week happens on the slopes and between the sheets! First things first: hotel, lift tickets and ski or snowboard reservations. Get the 411

Start making friends

RSVP on our facebook event page. Find old friends or new ski buddies before you even get to Aspen. Be sure to stay up to date with news on our official facebook page.

Beneficiaries

Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community Fund Grantees

Aspen Gay Ski Week is our main fundraising event each year, and the proceeds from the event are donated to organizations that make a difference in the LGBTQ community here in Colorado and around the nation.  This year, due to your overwhelming generosity, the Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community  Fund was able to give out over $35,000 in cash grants to local and national organizations. We also partner with many organizations with in-kind donations and cross promotions that strive to fulfill our mission.

This year, the Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community Fund supports the following organizations:

One Colorado

One Colorado is a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to securing and protecting equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Coloradans and their families. We work toward that goal by effectively advocating for LGBT Coloradans and their families and by lobbying the General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like safe schools, relationship recognition, and LGBT health and human services. Our vision is a fair and just Colorado. www.one-colorado.org

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. They will not turn any one away who asks for help and promise to create a safe space, through their helpline and online, for LGBTQ youth. They promise to deliver their message of suicide prevention in schools throughout the country and promise to be pioneers in reaching out to youth in crisis. www.thetrevorproject.org

Human Rights Campaign

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality. Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues. www.hrc.org

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)

GLSEN Colorado is a local chapter of the national Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) whose mission is to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.  Currently, GLSEN has registered more than 4,000 GSAs, has approximately 40 full time staff, a governing board of 20 members and two advisory committees at the national level.  GLSEN programs include:  the National Day of Silence, No Name Calling Week; and ThinkB4YouSpeak, a web site launched in conjunction with the Ad Council campaign to fight anti-LGBT language. www.glsen.org

Point Foundation

Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential—despite the obstacles often put before them—to make a significant impact on society.  Point promotes change through education, mentorship, leadership development and community service training, and provides its scholars with the financial ability to attend the nation’s foremost higher educational institutions. www.pointfoundation.org

TEACH – Teachers Empowering Agents of Change

TEACH is a diversity training group located in the Roaring Fork Valley that was founded by a group of 15 staff members from the Roaring Fork School District. Their mission is to empower youth to become leaders in their schools and agents of change in a global world to eradicate societies -isms in local communities. TEACH accomplishes this mission by educating adult Diversity Trainers who then train students in local schools through seminars that get them more involved in school and community activities that promote diversity. Bryan Gonzales, RFGLCF’s Program Director, recently became a Diversity Trainer and will continue to train area youth during the upcoming year. www.rfteach.com

RFGLCF will be supporting several other groups that have applied for funding, including:

Trevor Project – $2,000
Gforce – $3,500

Point Foundation – $5,000

WestCap – $1,000

Gender Identity Center – $2,000

TEACH – $7,000

GSA, Basalt High School – $2,000

GSA, Roaring Fork High School Carbondale- $2,000

GSA, Glenwood Springs High School – $2,000

GSA, Aspen High School – $2,000

Transgender Legal Fund – $1,500

You Can Play, Inc. – $3,500
One Colorado – $3,500

Apply to become a Beneficiary

Those interested in applying to become a beneficiary of the RFGLCF must complete a proposal outlining their organization, the amount of funding being sought, a brochure, fact sheet or website on the organization or project and a simple operating budget.  RFGLCF does not fund agencies, projects or organizations that do work outside of Colorado unless they have a national scope.

Applications are now closed for 2013. Please submit the information outlined above before April 1, 2014.

To send your application by mail:

Please submit the information outlined above to: Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community Fund, Attn: Beneficiary Request, PO Box 3143, Aspen CO 81612. Please note that the grant application process is closed for 2013. We will be accepting applications for the donor year of 2014.