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Teen Funders Seek Proposals for $60,000 in Awards

Rose Youth FoundationNow in its 12th year, Rose Youth Foundation, an initiative of Rose Community Foundation, will grant a total of $60,000 to organizations serving Greater Denver and Boulder. This year, Rose Youth Foundation has established three funding priorities. The group is seeking proposals for two of these priorities and will award $54,000 in support of programs that:

  1. Inspire Jewish youth in grades 7 through 12 to become involved and stay involved in Jewish life
  2. Support refugees in adapting to life in Greater Denver and Boulder and becoming self-sufficient

The deadline to submit a grant proposal addressing one of these priorities is Monday, March 4, 2013 at noon.

The group will also identify and award $6,000 to an organization that supports the mental health of teenagers, demonstrating the Jewish teaching that the highest level of tzedakah, charity in the pursuit of justice, is to aid someone in becoming self-sufficient. Rose Youth Foundation will not accept proposals but will make grants directly to a specific organization addressing this priority.

Rose Youth Foundation has met twice a month since November 2012 to learn about philanthropy, Jewish traditions and values related to giving, and to determine funding priorities. For more information about Rose Youth Foundation’s 2013 funding priorities and instructions for how to apply, visit rcfdenver.org/RYF, or contact Sarah Indyk at sindyk@rfdenver.org or 303.398.7416.

About Rose Youth Foundation

Rose Youth Foundation is a grantmaking initiative of Rose Community Foundation. It is a youth-directed group of Jewish 10th- through 12th-graders from Greater Denver and Boulder who work together to make a difference by learning about philanthropy and Jewish giving, and by making grants. These are the 2012-2013 members:

Rose Youth Foundation 2012 - 2013 Members

Noa Baumgarten* Kent Denver 12
Madeline Booth Kent Denver 12
Margo Brown* Colorado Academy 12
Elliot Eisen Cherry Creek High School 11
Paris FranklinPomona High School 10
Jack Glaser George Washington High School 10
Eitan Grinsteiner* Grandview High School 12
Jade Lang Columbine High School 12
Sam PayneHeritage High School12
Yoni Rabinovitch*Denver Academy of Torah 11
Samuel ReiffCherry Creek High School10
Somer Reznick* Kent Denver12
Rachel Rockford* Colorado Academy 12
Juliana RodriguezColorado Academy 10
Josh Rubin* Kent Denver 11
Lior Schinagel* Denver Jewish Day School 12
Lauren Schusterman* Fairview High School 12
Sarah Senkfor Denver Jewish Day School 10
Blake Sidon Cherry Creek High School 11
Olivia Solow-Niederman*Cherry Creek High School 11
Dash SperlingDenver Jewish Day School11
Jamie Spitz* Cherry Creek High School 12
Cale Wagner* East High School 11
*Indicates returning members

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