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RCF Announces Grants from 1st 6 Months of 2013

Rose Community FoundationTo advance innovative solutions to enduring community problems, Rose Community Foundation awarded 296 grants totaling more than $4.6 million during the first and second quarters of 2013. Of this amount, $3,596,572 was awarded for 88 grants to nonprofit organizations, government agencies and projects that are making the Greater Denver community a better place for all people. In addition, 208 grants totaling $1,056,591 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $197 million since its inception in 1995.

The Foundation’s board of trustees authorized the following grants between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013. Program grants are listed by program area and donor-directed grants are listed alphabetically. Locations indicate the organization’s headquarters, not necessarily the geographic area served.

 

PROGRAM AREA GRANTS

Aging

American Red Cross, Mile High Chapter (Denver): $40,000 over two years for transportation services for older adults in Adams, Boulder and Jefferson counties.

Boulder County CareConnect (Boulder): $20,000 for three programs promoting independent living of older adults: Carry-Out Caravan, Fix-It Program and Medical Mobility.

Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. (Denver): $80,000 over two years for the Home Maintenance and Repair Program, which provides affordable home repairs and modifications for low-income older adult homeowners.

Continuing Legal Education in Colorado (Denver): $8,000 to print an updated version of the Senior Law Handbook.

The Denver Center for Crime Victims (Denver): $10,000 to provide crisis intervention, case management and preventive home safety assessments for older adults in the Denver metro area.

Grantmakers in Aging (Arlington, VA): $3,500 to support the activities of this national association that focuses on aging issues.

Meals on Wheels of Boulder (Boulder): $24,000 to provide nutritious home-delivered meals to homebound older adults in Boulder.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): Up to $5,000 to plan and design a program that educates and empower adults 50+ to engage in being part of solutions to community issues and to expand their strategic philanthropic giving.

Senior Support Services (Denver): $20,000 to support services for low-income and homeless older adults in downtown Denver.

Seniors’ Resource Center (Denver): $100,000 for transportation and other services to help older adults remain independent.

Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning (Denver): Up to $45,000 toward a $90,000 grant over two years for Project SHINE’s participation in Boomers Leading Change in Health to address the special health needs of immigrant and refugee elders. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging and Health program areas.

Via Mobility Services (Boulder): $110,000 for paratransit services and mobility programs so older adults may remain independent in their own communities.

 

Child and Family Development

Bal Swan Children’s Center (Broomfield): $10,000 for teacher training and quality improvement activities.

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $30,000 toward a grant totaling $120,000 for research and analysis, public education, collaboration, outreach, and advocacy. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas and the Opportunities and Innovation Fund.

Center for Work Education and Employment (Denver): $20,000 for a job readiness program including technology skills training, job placement, and support and retention services.

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation (Aurora): $50,000 to support the Fussy Baby Network Colorado, a program for parents with young children who are difficult to console.

The Children’s Museum of Denver (Denver): $30,000 over two years to provide parents with an understanding of the importance of early education, their role in the process and how they can encourage early learning with their children.

Children’s Outreach Project (Denver): $25,000 to support early childhood education to children in North Denver.

CP of Colorado (Denver): $20,000 to support professional development for educators in the Creative Options for Early Education program.

El Centro Humanitario (Denver): $25,000 to support employment assistance and education programs for day laborers.

Emily Griffith Foundation (Denver): $30,000 for the Language Learning Center for adult immigrants and refugees.

Family Resource Center Association (Denver): $255,000 for the association and its members to strengthen, validate and expand the Colorado Family Resource Model.

Flatirons Habitat for Humanity (Lafayette): $4,800 to provide volunteer coaches to low-income families transitioning into new homes that help them with their financial and employment goals.

Friends of the Haven (Denver): $8,500 for the Early Learning Ventures Alliance providing quality support, administrative services, and comprehensive development and family resources.

Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families (Silver Spring, MD): $2,500 to support the activities of this national association of grantmakers seeking to improve the well-being of children, youth and families.

Growing Home (Westminster): $20,000 for capacity building, family self-sufficiency and early childhood intervention programs.

Hope Center (Denver): $25,000 to provide professional development, parenting classes and materials to this organization that provides early childhood education to low-income children in Northeast Denver.

Jefferson Center for Mental Health (Wheat Ridge): $30,000 to provide parenting skills training and promote school readiness to families dealing with mental illness.

Mi Casa (Denver): $40,000 for business and career development programs for Latino and low-income adults as well as start-up capital for a staffing agency.

Reach Out and Read Colorado (Denver): $15,000 to train pediatricians to educate parents about the importance of their involvement in their child’s early development and provide developmentally appropriate books at well-child visits.

Rocky Mountain Parents as Teachers (Denver): $15,000 for a home visitation program that teaches parenting skills to low-income families and those at risk of child abuse or neglect.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver):

  • $1,500 to host Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission for meetings for one year.
  • $2,500 toward a grant totaling $5,000 for a consultant to develop a proposal to the Opportunity Youth Investment Fund. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.

The Tiny Tim Center (Longmont): $15,000 for staff development efforts.

Warren Village (Denver): $50,000 to provide housing, employment, education and family support to low-income, single-parent families working toward self-sufficiency.

Work Options for Women (Denver): $25,000 to provide culinary job training for low-income women in two income-producing restaurants.

YWCA of Boulder County (Boulder): $25,000 to support Children’s Alley, a drop-in or emergency child care center, and the Families in Transition program.

 

Education

America SCORES Denver (Denver): $5,000 for an after-school literacy and soccer program.

Augenblick, Palaich and Associates (Denver): $5,000 for The Performance Based Funding Consortium addressing educator effectiveness.

Aurora Public Schools (Aurora): $97,760 for the P-20 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Pathway.

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $30,000 toward a grant totaling $120,000 for research and analysis, public education, collaboration, outreach, and advocacy. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas and the Opportunities and Innovation Fund.

Bennie E. Goodwin After School Academic Program (Aurora): $5,000 for an after-school tutoring program for students whose academic skills are below grade level.

The Bridge Project, University of Denver (Denver): $15,000 for this after-school program located in low-income housing communities.

College Summit Colorado (Denver): $20,000 to help low-income students advance to college.

Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists (Denver): $5,000 to assist minority youth in the pursuit of engineering and applied science careers.

Colorado Department of Higher Education (Denver): $191,668 over two years for strategic initiatives addressing educator effectiveness in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education.

Colorado “I Have A Dream”® Foundation (Denver): $10,000 to support students to graduate from high school and attend college.

Colorado Legacy Foundation (Denver): $300,000 over two years to increase the effectiveness of educators and to expand learning opportunities for students in K-12 public schools across Colorado.

Colorado UpLift (Denver): $7,500 to provide educational and personal support services to low-income urban youth.

Colorado Youth for a Change (Denver): $35,000 to support efforts to reduce the dropout rate in six metro Denver school districts.

Denver Kids, Inc. (Denver): $12,000 for counseling, mentoring and family-support programs for Denver Public Schools students from low-income families.

“I Have a Dream”® Foundation of Boulder County (Boulder): $10,000 for out-of-school-time programs to support high school graduation and college attainment.

The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People (Denver): $10,000 for a comprehensive state study and policy report on the use and frequency of restraint and seclusion of students with developmental disabilities in public schools.

Mi Casa (Denver): $12,000 for after-school programs at Lake Middle School and Denver North High School’s Beacon Neighborhood Centers.

OpenWorld Learning (Denver): $15,000 to support after-school technology education programs.

Public Education & Business Coalition (Denver): $50,000 to increase low-income student achievement by creating “clusters” of highly effective teachers in Northwest Denver schools.

Regis University (Denver): $5,000 to support the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy for high school students.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $2,500 toward a grant totaling $5,000 for a consultant to develop a proposal to the Opportunity Youth Investment Fund. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education and Health program areas.

Save Our Youth (Denver): $5,000 for summer academic programs that improve education outcomes of at-risk youth.

Summer Scholars (Denver): $7,500 to support a summer and after-school literacy program for low-income elementary school students.

YESS Institute (Denver): $5,000 for a program offering youth training and peer mentoring in three Metro Denver high schools.

YouthBiz (Denver): $5,000 to support after-school and summer programs for youth in the Cole, Five Points and Whittier neighborhoods.

 

Health

American Diabetes Association, Colorado Area (Denver): $40,000 over two years for a diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention, education and screening program serving the Latino community.

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $30,000 toward a grant totaling $120,000 for research and analysis, public education, collaboration, outreach, and advocacy. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas and the Opportunities and Innovation Fund.

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation (Aurora): $175,000 over three years for the dissemination and long-term sustainability of Project CLIMB, a children’s integrated health care model.

Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (Aurora): $22,270 to advocate on behalf of greater efficiencies and cost-savings in Colorado’s childhood immunization system.

Dental Aid (Louisville): $30,000 to provide reduced-fee restorative care, preventive care, and oral hygiene education to low-income, uninsured adults in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

Denver Health Foundation (Denver): $50,000 for a school-based vaccination program.

Doctors Care (Littleton): $5,000 in support of their 25th anniversary, the launch of online and print publication of a guidebook.

Grantmakers in Health (Washington, DC): $3,500 to support the activities of this national association of grantmakers dedicated to improving the nation’s health.

Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning (Denver): $45,000 toward a $90,000 grant for Project SHINE’s participation in Boomers Leading Change in Health to address the special health needs of immigrant and refugee elders. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging and Health program areas.

 

Jewish Life

Beth Jacob High School of Denver (Denver): $63,840 for campus redevelopment and security improvements.

Boulder Jewish Community Center (Boulder): $150,000 over three years for Camp Inc., a new overnight Jewish camp focused on business and entrepreneurship for 7th to 12th graders.

Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (Highlands Ranch): $3,000 for an outreach campaign and activities to increase Jewish veterans’ participation in the Denver area Jewish War Veterans post.

Jewish Federations of North America (New York, NY): $2,000 to support leadership activities.

Jewish Funders Network (New York, NY): $2,500 to support the activities of this national association that promotes thoughtful philanthropy among Jewish funders.

Kohelet Foundation (Philadelphia): $52,000 over two years for the Kohelet Fellowships, an adult learning program for parents in Denver Jewish day schools and Jewish early childhood centers.

MazelTot.org Connecting Young Families to Local Jewish Life (Denver): $410,450 over two years for this grant initiative of Rose Community Foundation that provides information and discounts to prenatal through preschool parents to help them connect to local Jewish life.

Mizel Arts and Culture Center (Denver): $120,000 over three years to support Jewish arts and culture programs to attract new audiences, especially those in their 20s and 30s.

Moishe House (Oakland, CA): $50,000 over two years for the Denver Moishe House, providing Jews in their 20s with Jewish programs in a residential setting.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $23,784 to design a training and coaching program for Jewish early childhood education centers to enhance enrollment, retention, recruitment, customer service and Jewish family engagement.

The Wexner Foundation (New Albany, OH): $45,000 to bring the Wexner Heritage Program, a leadership development program for Jewish leaders ages 30 to 45, to Denver in 2014.

Yeshiva Toras Chaim (Denver): $37,000 for a predevelopment feasibility study and audit, fundraising campaign planning, and real estate program planning.

 

Opportunities and Innovation Fund

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $30,000 toward a grant totaling $120,000 for research and analysis, public education, collaboration, outreach, and advocacy. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas and the Opportunities and Innovation Fund.

Colorado Nonprofit Association (Denver): $5,000 to support Colorado Nonprofit Week.

Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (Denver): $25,000 to provide accounting and other services to developing nonprofit organizations.

Mountain States Employers Council (Denver): $25,000 for the Executive Leadership Program providing training and support for nonprofit executives and senior managers.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $50,000 for The Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange.

 

DONOR-DIRECTED GRANTS
Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation made 208 grants totaling $1,056,591.
( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

ACE Scholarships
Ah Haa School for the Arts
Aish Denver
Alexander Dawson School
Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (3)
Alumni of the Rabbinical College Knesseth Israel of Slabodka Kowno
Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter (2)
American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado
American Friends of Darche Noam
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
American Jewish World Service
American Red Cross
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Amherst Montessori School
Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region (2)
Arapahoe Community College Foundation
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
The Aspen Institute
Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles
Boulder County CareConnect
The Bridge Project, University of Denver
Carbondale Community School
Center for Urban Community Services
Chai Lifeline
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation
Cherry Creek Schools Foundation
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation (4)
CIYOTA
CLIMB Wyoming
Colorado Academy
Colorado Agency for Jewish Education
Colorado Ballet (2)
Colorado Cancer Coalition
Colorado Legacy Foundation (3)
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
Colorado Public Radio (2)
Colorado Symphony Association (2)
Colorado Youth for a Change
COMPASS for Lifelong Discovery
Congregation Beth Mechachem of Glogev (2)
Conservation Colorado Education Fund
Dartmouth College (2)
Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness (2)
Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Children’s Home
Denver Film Society (2)
The Denver Hospice (2)
Denver Jewish Day School (2)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Public Library Friends Foundation
Denver’s Road Home
Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency of Denver
DSST Public Schools
Dumb Friends League
Easter Seals Colorado
Educate!
Ekar (2)
Emily Griffith Foundation
English in Action
Ethiopia Reads (2)
Facing History and Ourselves (2)
Feeding Minds-Enriching Lives
Fields Wolfe Memorial Fund
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Friends of Yemin Orde
Front Range Community College
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Girls Athletic Leadership Schools
Greenhouse Scholars
Harvard Divinity School
Hebrew Educational Alliance
High Country News (2)
Hillel of Colorado
Hillel
History Colorado
Human Rights Watch
Independence Pass Foundation
Intermountain Humane Society
International Development Enterprises
JESPY House
Jewish Education Center of South Florida
The Jewish Experience
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (7)
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Jewish Inspiration
Jewish Student Connection
Junior League of Denver Foundation
Just Vision
Ken Caryl Ranch Foundation
Kent Denver School (2)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter (2)
Longmont Meals on Wheels
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medicine Horse Program
Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles
Mi Casa
Middle Park Land Trust
Mile High United Way
Milken Institute
Music Associates of Aspen (2)
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation (3)
Nashuva
National Conflict Resolution Center
National Jewish Health
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter
National Parks Conservation Association
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado
New Israel Fund (2)
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (2)
Playwrights Horizons
Political Research Associates
RAFT Colorado
Raymond Wentz Foundation
RedLine (2)
Roaring Fork Conservancy
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (2)
Rocky Mountain Human Services
Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives
Rose Community Foundation (3)
SafeHouse Denver
Saint John’s Cathedral
Salt Lake City Film Center & Artists Collaborative
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Scripps Health Foundation
The Senior Hub
Shalom Cares (2)
St. Vrain Community Montessori School
Summer Scholars
Teach for America
Temple Emanuel
Temple Sinai (2)
There With Care
Touch of Kindness
The Trust for Public Land
Tufts Hillel Foundation
Tufts University
United Jewish Appeal Aspen Valley
United Way of Western Connecticut
The University of Arizona Foundation
University of Colorado Foundation
University of Denver
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Unreasonable Institute
Vail Valley Foundation
Valley View Hospital Foundation
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
Walking Mountains Science Center
WE-Cycle
Westside Kollel
Wilderness Workshop
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Women Donors Network
Woodward Respite Care Fund
Wounded Warrior Project
Wyly Community Art Center
YouthZone
Zimmer Children’s Museum

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