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Profile Last Updated: 09/24/2015

Matthew Shepard Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports diversity programs in education and to help youth organizations establish environments where young people can feel safe and be themselves.


Established in 1998 in WY - Founded in the name of the late Matthew Shepard by his parents Judy and Dennis Shepard. In 1998, Mr. Shepard was murdered in Wyoming, an act that was widely-seen as a hate crime against gay men. His mother became a respected advocate for the rights of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT)


Matthew Shepard Foundation

Public charity




800 18TH ST SUITE 101 Denver, CO United States 80202

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