Inside Out Youth Services is the only non-profit organization serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning youth (LGBTQ+) in El Paso County and southeastern Colorado—and we’ve proudly done it for over 30 years! There is no such thing as insufficient support or insignificant help: ALL that you do matters to the youth, volunteers, and staff of Inside Out. Please make a contribution today to educate, advocate for, and empower LGBTQ+ youth!

Be a GEM and join our Giving Rainbow

The Giving Rainbow is a new program of Inside Out Youth Services to increase program support through sustainable giving, and we hope you’ll consider being a GEM and Giving Every Month! A recurring gift at any level is meaningful, as are your efforts to champion our work, invite others to learn about who we are and what we do, and to attend events! Thank you for your support of LGBTQ+ youth and Inside Out!

$10 / month = $120 / year


provides snacks for our youth for our weekly Rec Night programming, which build community online and in our youth center.

$30 / month = $360 / year


gives one LGBTQ+ young person access to a year of IOYS programs and events, all contributing to the reduction of suicide risk.

$50 / month = $600 / year


provides half a dozen sessions of private professional mental health counseling for one LGBTQ+ youth and their family.

$100 / month = $1,200 / year


provides one year’s worth of transportation for our youth, allowing them to access to our programs, succeed in work and school, and obtain vital health and wellness services from local providers.

$250 / month = $3,000 / year


covers one month of rent for our offices and community center, which provided safe space and meaningful programming for more than 350 youth in 2019.

$500 / month = $6,000 / year


covers the hard costs of our annual Queer Prom, an inclusive event that brings together more than 400 youth every year (virtually in 2020!) to dance, laugh, and celebrate together in a safe, judgement-free space.

Your recurring donation provides safety and stability to the life of an LGBTQ+ youth.

So many ways to give and change young lives

Your tax-deductible gift to Inside Out Youth Services directly supports LGBTQ+ youth in the Pikes Peak region. Together, we are making our mission a reality: to advocate for and alongside LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-22, building confidence, community resilience, and empowering them to meet their full potential as healthy and happy community members and leaders.


Please send checks to:

Inside Out Youth Services
223 North Wahsatch Avenue Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


We have both an Amazon Wishlist and are part of Amazon Smile, where Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

Clothing Donations

You can find our clothing donation guidelines hereAt this time, we are not accepting clothing donations. Please stayed tuned until Spring 2021.

Community Shares

Want to see your donation at work?

Learn more about the impact your donation has on our LGBTQ+ youth.

Annual Giving Events

June 30, 2021

Ally Up! 2020

Indy Give! 2020


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With Support From:

Olaf Buntrock, The Chandler Family, The Colorado Springs Independent, The Downtown Dentist, Finch & Gable Real Estate, Dr. Alan and Joy Garscadden, Gold Hill Mesa, The Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance, Hex Audiovisual, Medrio Inc., Saponas Foundation, Southern Colorado Health Network, and UCHealth