Not for Profit Painting

ALL of the proceeds from sales of my paintings goes to existing organizations devoted similar goals. Some of the organizations we support are listed below.

Gary and I have been so fortunate to have been around so many wonderful and talented athletes.  Our players at Air Academy High School,  Fort Lewis College, Northwestern University and the University of Colorado have given us so much pride and love and have afforded us the opportunity to have a voice in our community and a chance to give back.

All of the proceeds from my paintings go to existing organizations who are devoted to similar goals.

Sometimes we all feel overwhelmed by all of the needs of people in this world.  We don’t have any idea of how one person can help.  I decided to do what I love to possibly help others.

The Mary & Gary Barnett Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the support of educational programs for economically disadvantaged and at-risk youth.

The Foundation provides assistance for after-school initiatives, drug education and intervention, leadership development, suicide prevention, and mentoring programs. In honor of former University of Colorado football player Gabe Oderberg, an annual grant will be awarded for a suicide prevention program.

Founded in 2004 by Gary and Mary Barnett, the Gary Barnett Foundation coordinates and acts with existing organizations devoted towards similar goals.

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To contact the Mary & Gary Barnett Foundation or to make a donation, please contact us:


Gary Barnett Foundation
10967 E. Oatman Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Burt Trembly,
Executive Director

Gary Barnett Foundation
4964 Clubhouse Court
Boulder, CO 80301


Respond During A Crisis

  • In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Non-Profits We Support

In 2005, with its first grant, the Gary Barnett Foundation helped to found the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Boulder, in memory of Gabe Oderberg.  The Foundation has continued awarding annual grants to the HOPE Coalition (as it’s been renamed), which has made tremendous strides. Please visit their website to see how far they have come.


The Boulder County Suicide Prevention Coalition, now called HOPE Coalition of Boulder County, was formed in 2005 with a $5,000 grant from the Gary Barnett Foundation in the name of former CU Buff football player, Gabe Oderberg who took his own life in September, 2004, at the age of 23. Concerned citizens from Boulder Valley School District, University of Colorado, Parent Engagement Network, Boulder County agencies, Colie’s Closet, and parents formed the Coalition almost overnight. The Coalition’s first Gatekeeper event in 2005 was attended by over 200. The second event in 2006 was attended by 160 in spite of blizzard conditions. In 2007, the Coalition continued to define itself and evolve while providing on-site events in Boulder high schools.

The HOPE Coalition continues to be funded by annual grants from the Gary Barnett Foundation and support from the Suicide Prevention Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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The HOPE Coalition operates under the auspices of Colie’s Closet.  Colie’s Closet is a 501(c) nonprofit organization established in memory of Nicole Michalski, who took her own life New Years Eve, 2003 at the age of 23. Colie’s Closet provides financial assistance to depressed and suicidal individuals for professional treatment.

Donations to the HOPE Coalition should be made out to:
Colie’s Closet  (with HOPE Coalition referenced on the check)
P.O. Box 18776
Boulder, CO 80301

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Second Wind Fund is now RISE AGAINST SUICIDE

Rise Against Suicide is a nonprofit based in Lafayette, Colorado. “Our mission is to help young people at risk of suicide by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment, helping them to find hope and healing. The organization was originally founded as Second Wind Fund of Boulder County in 2009; however its name was changed in 2020 to better reflect what our organization does and strives toward every day.

Rise Against Suicide funds therapy sessions for at-risk youth struggling with suicidal ideation in the geographic areas included in Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District. Young people up to the age of 19 who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and are uninsured or underinsured are eligible for funded counseling services through Rise. The organization receives referrals from private and public elementary, middle, and high schools, community social workers, psychologists and mental health professionals, hospitals, and mental health facilities. Within hours of receiving a request for help, at-risk youth can be connected with qualified, private therapists; this immediate response is unique to Rise Against Suicide.”

Phone Number: (720) 212-7527

Located in: United States Postal Service

Address: 603 S Public Rd Box 846, Lafayette, CO 80026

In addition to the non-profit organizations on this page, the Gary Barnett Foundation also supports other charities. 
Please CONTACT us for more information.