Every donation matters

Inside Out Youth Services is a nonprofit organization serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, intersex, asexual, two-spirit, youth (LGBTQIA2+) 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 LGBTQIA2+ youth!

Be a GEM and join our Giving Rainbow

The Giving Rainbow is a program of Inside Out Youth Services to increase program support through sustainable giving, and we hope you’ll consider being a GEM by 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 LGBTQIA2+ youth and Inside Out!


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


Gives one LGBTQIA2+ young person access to a year of IOYS programs and events, all contributing to the reduction of suicide risk.


Provides half a dozen sessions of private professional mental health counseling for one LGBTQIA2+ youth and their family.


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.


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.


Covers the hard costs of our annual Queer Prom, an inclusive event that brings together more than 400 youth to dance, laugh, and celebrate together in a safe, judgement-free space.

So many ways to give and change young lives

Your tax-deductible gift to Inside Out Youth Services directly supports LGBTQIA2+ youth in the Tava (Pikes Peak) region. Together, we are making our mission a reality: to advocate for and alongside LGBTQIA2+ youth ages 13-24, building confidence, community resilience, and empowering them to meet their full potential as healthy and happy community members and leaders.


You can mail checks to 516 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80905.

Clothing Donations

We are not currently accepting clothing donations.

Community Shares

When you give monthly to Community Shares, you are joining the 250,000 Coloradans who are engaged in incremental giving. For every $1 you invest in Community Shares, the organization sends out $15 to its shared community.

In-kind donations accepted

It takes a lot to support a youth community center and our many events and programs! If you’re interested in offering a service or product as an in-kind donation, please get in touch. We’re always in the market for silent auction items, food, advertisements, event décor and equipment, and more.

Pride Pays

Business owners, supporting Inside Out doesn’t have to cost you a thing. Pride Pays uses your existing payment processing platform, but instead of money going to a big company, processing fees can benefit Inside Out!

Host a fundraiser

If you sell products or host events, you could make a huge difference for LGBTQIA2+ youth by hosting a fundraiser for Inside Out Youth Services! In 2021, local business owners raised more than $6,400 in funds for LGBTQIA2+ young people by donating portions of sales to IOYS.

Performers and vendors

Are you a poet, musician, acrobat, dancer, or any other kind of performing artist? Do you have a business or run an organization that you want to share with the IOYS community? We host a variety of annual events, and often need performers or vendors to be a part. 

Want to see your donation at work?

Learn more about the impact your donation has on our LGBTQIA2+ youth.

Annual Giving Events

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