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RCF Awards $16.3 Million in 2012

  In 2012, Rose Community Foundation awarded a total of $16.3 million including $9.5 million in Foundation-directed and approved grants and $6.8 million in donor- and endowment-directed grants. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $198 million since its inception in 1995.

During the fourth quarter of 2012, Rose Community Foundation awarded 255 grants totaling more than $4 million from its program areas and donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation. The Foundation’s board of trustees authorized the following grants between October 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. 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

Jewish Life

Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (Denver):

Ekar (Denver): $69,110 to support program expansion and evaluation for this Jewish community farm.

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $187,941 to support an upgrade to donor management and marketing databases and technology tools.

MazelTot (Denver): $70,000 to fund discounts on Jewish early childhood activities and programs at MazelTot’s 36 partner institutions. MazelTot is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation.

Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC (Boulder): $20,000 for the Boulder Jewish Festival 2013 and 2014, featuring local Jewish organizations and presenting Jewish cultural activities.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $45,200 over two years to provide grants to Limmud Colorado participants for projects that promote new approaches to Jewish learning.

Rose Youth Foundation (Denver): $297,950 over four years for this initiative that teaches Jewish teens about philanthropy through direct involvement with grantmaking. Rose Youth Foundation is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation.

Aging

Boomers Leading Change in Health (Denver): $275,000 toward a $550,000 grant over two years for this initiative engaging Denver-area baby boomers as health system navigators, community health workers, and as advocates for improved health care systems. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging and Health program areas. Boomers Leading Change in Health is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation; Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.

Colorado Department of Human Services (Denver): $200,000 to continue support for 9NEWS Senior Source, a multimedia information and education campaign for older adults and their caregivers.

Colorado Gerontological Society (Denver): $10,000 to support Medicare and Medicaid enrollment activities.

Easter Seals Colorado (Lakewood): $45,000 over two years for the Rehabilitation Services and Stroke Recovery Day Program, which provides day services for older adult stroke survivors and their families.

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $130,000 to support services to help older adults remain in their homes and the Edgewater NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community).

Project Angel Heart (Denver): $24,000 to provide nutritious, home-delivered meals for older adults living with life-threatening illnesses.

Rebuilding Together Metro Denver (Lakewood): $25,000 for home rehabilitation and repair services for older adults.

Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley (Longmont): $10,000 to provide specialized services to adults 60+ who are victims of domestic, caregiver and family abuse in later life throughout Boulder County.

The Senior Hub (Federal Heights): $80,000 to provide services to low-income older adults living in Adams and Arapahoe Counties.

Child and Family Development

9to5 Colorado (Denver): $10,000 for leadership development and civic engagement of low-income women and their families.

Boulder Community Housing Corporation (Boulder): $5,000 to support the agency’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

Clayton Early Learning (Denver): $12,500 to bring the Birth to Five Policy Alliance to Colorado.

Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $50,000 toward a $150,000 grant for advocacy efforts to improve the health, early childhood experiences and K-12 education of Colorado’s children The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (Denver): $15,000 to update Getting On After Getting Out, a guide that helps individuals prepare for release from prison and for reintegration into their families and communities.

Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization (Denver): $5,000 toward a grant totaling $10,000 for research to guide policy and increase awareness of Latino issues. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.

Community Action Development Corporation (Boulder): $10,000 for a campaign in Boulder County to help families become self-sufficient.

Denver Asset Building Coalition (Denver): $20,000 to provide free tax preparation and financial education to low-income families in Denver and Aurora.

Denver Women’s Collaborative (Denver): $20,000 to develop a group of organizations committed to assisting women and children to gain and sustain social, economic, and emotional well-being. Rose Community Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor.

Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (Lafayette): $20,000 to support children’s development from birth to age five in Boulder County.

Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (Denver): $10,000 for this organization’s work to engage the business community in becoming advocates for children. Mile High United Way serves as fiscal sponsor.

Housing Colorado (Denver): $10,000 to provide affordable-housing education and advocacy for low- and moderate-income families.

Mercy Housing (Denver): $20,000 to support employment counseling and parenting education for families at the organization’s affordable housing properties.

Project WISE (Denver): $20,000 to provide counseling and education programs to families making the transition from public assistance to work.

Policy Matters (Denver): $7,000 toward a $21,000 grant to hire a legislative liaison to assist with Rose Community Foundation’s policy work. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Sewall Child Development Center (Denver): $20,000 to support staff training for this center serving young children and their families.

St. Vrain Family Center (Longmont): $10,000 for parent education programs.

Stride (Lakewood): $20,000 to help low-income individuals and families become economically self-sufficient.

University of Colorado Boulder, Child Learning Center (Denver): $15,000 to support early childhood programs, parent education and outreach.

Education
Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $50,000 toward a $150,000 grant for advocacy efforts to improve the health, early childhood experiences and K-12 education of Colorado’s children The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization (Denver): $5,000 toward a grant totaling $10,000 for research to guide policy and increase awareness of Latino issues. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.

Denver Public Schools Foundation (Denver): $58,000 to support a literacy program for middle-school English language learners.

Generation Schools Network (Denver): $150,000 to engage  in whole-school redesign partnerships by transforming existing Denver public schools into Generation “Affiliate” Schools.

Great Education Colorado (Denver): $20,000 for education advocacy efforts.

“I Have a Dream”® Foundation of Boulder County (Boulder): $7,500 to encourage students to graduate from high school and attend college.

Jeffco Public Schools (Golden): $20,000 to evaluate the Expanding Learning Opportunities/Expanded Learning Time pilot programs.

Policy Matters (Denver): $7,000 toward a $21,000 grant to hire a legislative liaison to assist with Rose Community Foundation’s policy work. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Reading Partners (Denver): $50,000 to encourage children to become lifelong learners by providing individualized reading instruction.

University of Colorado School of Education (Denver): $500 for transportation costs to assist students attending Teachers of Colorado and Allies Summit 2012.

Health

Boomers Leading Change in Health (Denver): $275,000 toward a $550,000 grant over two years for this initiative engaging Denver-area baby boomers as health system navigators, community health workers, and as advocates for improved health care systems. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging and Health program areas. Boomers Leading Change in Health is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation; Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.

Boulder County Public Health Department (Boulder): $85,000 to support a teen pregnancy prevention program for younger siblings of teen parents.

Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $50,000 toward a $150,000 grant for advocacy efforts to improve the health, early childhood experiences and K-12 education of Colorado’s children The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program (Denver): $66,504 for services that promote access to health care for children on Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.

Colorado Community Health Network (Denver): $119,455 for Covering Kids and Families, an initiative to increase the enrollment of children and families in publicly supported health care programs.

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (Denver): $200,000 for efforts to increase health care access and coverage.

Colorado Legacy Foundation (Denver): $214,643 to integrate social and emotional learning into Colorado school practices.

Mental Health Center of Denver (Denver): $27,500 to promote the integration of medical and mental health care services.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (Denver): $50,000 to evaluate and update education programs aimed at reducing unintended teen pregnancy and the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases.

Policy Matters (Denver): $7,000 toward a $21,000 grant to hire a legislative liaison to assist with Rose Community Foundation’s policy work. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Opportunities and Innovation Fund

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (Denver): $30,000 to support this organization that promotes Latino philanthropy and supports organizations serving the Latino community. The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado is housed at Rose Community Foundation.

DONOR-DIRECTED GRANTS
One hundred ninety-nine grants totaling $540,280 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation. ( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

  • Alliance for Children Foundation
  • Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (5)
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter
  • American Health Assistance Foundation
  • American Jewish World Service (2)
  • American Red Cross
  • Amherst Montessori School
  • Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation
  • Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region (2)
  • Aspen Community Foundation
  • Aspen Film
  • Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
  • Aurora Mental Health Center
  • Aurora Public Schools
  • Bravo Colorado Music Festival Endowment Foundation
  • Building Bridges
  • Carbondale Clay Center
  • Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (2)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2)
  • Center for Women’s Health Research, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Central Westchester Humane Society, Inc.
  • Chabad of Beverlywood (2)
  • Chai Lifeline
  • The Challenge Foundation
  • Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Clinton Global Initiative
  • Colorado Academy (2)
  • Colorado Agency for Jewish Education
  • Colorado Ceasefire
  • Colorado Children’s Campaign
  • Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
  • Colorado Public Radio (2)
  • Colorado Public Television
  • Colorado Symphony Association
  • Columbia University
  • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
  • COMPASS for Lifelong Discovery
  • Congregation Ateres Shloime-Hornosteipel
  • Congregation Beth Evergreen
  • Congregation Shir Ha Ma’alot
  • Crested Butte Land Trust
  • Denver Academy
  • Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Denver Community Kollel
  • The Denver Hospice
  • Denver Public Libary Friends Foundation
  • The Denver Waldorf School
  • Drop In the Bucket
  • Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
  • Ekar
  • Energy Outreach Colorado
  • English in Action
  • Equity Trust
  • Ethiopia Reads-Ethiopia Books for Children & Educational Foundation
  • eTown
  • Facing History and Ourselves
  • Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado (2)
  • Food Bank of the Rockies (2)
  • Forgotten Harvest (2)
  • The Foundation Stone
  • Girl Scouts of Colorado (2)
  • Girls Athletic Leadership Schools
  • Girls on the Run of Denver
  • Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
  • Global Fund for Women
  • Global Partners in Peace and Development
  • Graland Country Day School
  • Grassroots International
  • Green America
  • Happy Minyan
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Heifer International
  • Help for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Assault
  • Hillel of Colorado
  • Horace Mann School
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Imerman Angels
  • Institute for Dayanim
  • International Development Enterprises
  • J Street Education Fund
  • JESPY House
  • Jewish Community of Amherst
  • The Jewish Experience
  • Jewish Family Service of Colorado (7)
  • Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Jewish Federations of North America
  • Jewish Women’s Archive
  • Jews for Judaism International
  • Judaism in the Foothills
  • Judaism Your Way
  • Judson Center
  • Just Vision
  • Kent Denver School (3)
  • KidsTek
  • KIPP Colorado
  • Kohelet
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Lewis & Clark
  • Literacy Outreach
  • LiveWell Colorado
  • Local Theater Company
  • Lupus Foundation of Colorado
  • Madison Community Foundation (2)
  • The Manaus Fund
  • Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts
  • Marshall Direct Fund
  • MCA Denver
  • McCormick Foundation (2)
  • Michigan Autism Partnership
  • Milken Institute
  • Mizel Arts & Culture Center
  • Montessori of Ken Caryl
  • Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
  • Mountain Resource Center
  • National Jewish Health
  • National Women’s Law Center
  • The Nature Conservancy in Colorado (2)
  • Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Pathfinder International
  • PeaceJam Foundation
  • Peninsula Open Space Trust
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
  • Political Research Associates
  • The Private Redemption Foundation
  • RedLine
  • Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (4)
  • Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Rose Community Foundation
  • San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
  • Seven Arrows Elementary School
  • Shalom Cares (2)
  • Sharsheret
  • Sidwell Friends School (2)
  • St. Mary’s Academy
  • Stepping Stones
  • Teach for America
  • Telluride Animal Foundation
  • Third Sector New England (3)
  • Tides (2)
  • Tipping Point Community
  • Trust for Public Land (2)
  • Tufts Hillel Foundation
  • Tufts University (2)
  • UCLA Foundation
  • Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
  • University of Denver
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation
  • Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • The Wolman Family Fund
  • Women Donors Network (2)
  • The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
  • Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts
  • Wyly Community Art Center
  • Yeshiva Toras Chaim
  • Youth for Environmental Sanity
  • Zimmer Children’s Museum

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