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RCF Announces Grants from Fourth Quarter of 2014

RCFLogo2005_PrimaryUncoated.JPGDenver, CO—March 18, 2015—During the fourth quarter of 2014, Rose Community Foundation awarded 302 grants totaling more than $6.8 million. Of this amount, $3,471,364 was awarded for 57 grants from Rose Community Foundation’s program areas to nonprofit organizations, government agencies and projects that support the health and well-being of the Greater Denver community. Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation approved 245 grants totaling $3,347,721. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $225 million since its inception in 1995.

The Foundation’s board of trustees authorized the following grants between October 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. 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

Hillel of Colorado (Denver): $69,760 for consultants to provide strategic and real estate planning, coaching, and an executive search process.

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $97,500 to hire consultants to provide strategic planning and sustainability campaign planning and implementation.

Rose Foundation (Denver): $911, 636 to support two years of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative.

Aging

Boomers Leading Change in Health Initiative (Denver): $262,500 toward a two-year grant totaling $525,000 to support the training of adults aged 50 and older, to serve as patient navigators, community health workers, and/or healthcare policy advocates. Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Health program area.

Catholic Charities (Denver): $20,000 to support case management services to low-income older adults and their caregivers in the Denver metro area.

Colorado Center for the Blind (Littleton): $35,000 for the Senior Services Program that provides in-home training and support for older adults who are blind or losing vision and their caregivers.

Colorado Department of Human Services (Denver): $225,000 to support the tenth (10th) year of Senior Source, a multi-media information and education campaign designed to bring resources to older adults and their caregivers.

Denver Regional Council of Governments (Denver): $11,100 for additional funding to oversample Latino elders in the 2014/2015 Community Assessment Survey of Older Adults (CASOA). The survey captures the strengths and needs of older adults as reported by older adults themselves.

InnovAge (Denver): $25,000 for a combination of supportive services that foster independent living for older adults in the Denver metro area.

Longmont Meals on Wheels (Longmont): $25,000 to provide home-delivered meals to homebound older adults in Longmont and surrounding rural areas.

Project Angel Heart (Denver): $25,000 to provide home-delivered meals to homebound low and moderate-income older adults with life-threatening illnesses in the Denver metro area.

Seniors’ Resource Center (Denver): $17,000 for the Transportation Services Program which provides rides to older adults in Adams and Jefferson counties.

Child and Family Development

Bal Swan Children’s Center (Broomfield): $10,000 to support teacher training and quality improvement activities to help maintain 4-star Qualistar rating.

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $40,000 toward a $120,000 grant to support general operating support for research and analysis, public education, collaboration, outreach, and advocacy. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Education and Health program areas.

Children First of the Rockies (Longmont): $10,000 for a program which educates parents to prevent neglect and abuse and encourages nurturing parenting to promote healthy child development.

Children’s Haven Child Care Center (Lakewood): $11,620 to support quality improvements and staff development for an early education center in Southwest Denver.

Children’s Outreach Project (Denver): $20,000 for professional development and quality improvement of their high quality early childhood educational programming which servies at-risk families.

Clayton Early Learning (Denver): $8,000 to support the state-level early childhood advocacy efforts by helping with the local match for the Alliance for Early Success grant.

Colorado Succeeds (Denver): $5,000 toward a $10,000 grant to partially fund a study on the quality and consistency of READ Act implementation in schools across the state. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Education program area.

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

Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (Lafayette): $25,000 to support the efforts to ensure that all young children from birth to five in Boulder County are ready to succeed in school and in life.

Early Childhood Funder’s Collaborative (Boston, MA): $3,000 for the Early Childhood Funders’ Collaborative. Third Sector New England serves as fiscal sponsor.

El Centro Humanitario (Denver): $25,000 to support intensive trainings and increased access to employment opportunities for domestic workers.

Friends of the Haven (Denver): $10,000 to support professional training and materials to maintain high quality early childhood programs at The Baby Haven.

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

Jeffco Public Schools (Golden): $30,000 to partner with the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program to deliver home-based, parent involved early learning to help children in Jefferson County begin school ready to learn.

Mpowered (Denver): $15,000 to support comprehensive financial coaching to low-income families.

Policy Matters (Wheat Ridge): $8,333 towards a $25,000 grant for one year of state-level legislative monitoring services. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Education and Health program areas.

Rose Foundation (Denver):

  • $75,000 toward a $150,000 grant to support the Opportunity Youth Initiative over three years. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.
  • $7,500 for consulting services to assist Rose Community Foundation and other early childhood funders to participate in the development of Pay for Success financing structures.

Tools of the Mind (Denver): $25,000 to support a locally developed early childhood curriculum, in its transformation from start-up to national model. Third Sector New England serves as fiscal sponsor.

University of Colorado Foundation (Broomfield): $70,000 over two years for the Pregnancy and Parenting Partners to provide accessible and affordable prenatal, postnatal, and infant care to low-income women and their children.

Work Options for Women (Denver): $25,000 for a program that helps impoverished women gain the skills and confidence they need to work their way out of poverty and become gainfully and permanently employed in the food service industry.

Education

Augenblick, Palaich and Associates (Denver): $10,000 for a Return on Investment study to determine which teacher induction or teacher mentoring model is the most cost effective.

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $40,000 toward a $120,000 grant to support general operating support for research and analysis, public education, collaboration, outreach, and advocacy. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Health program areas.

Center for Teaching Quality (Carrboro): $100,000 for connecting, readying and mobilizing teachers to transform the current career pathways for all educators.

Colorado Succeeds (Denver): $5,000 toward a $10,000 grant to partially fund a study on the quality and consistency of READ Act implementation in schools across the state. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development program area.

Colorado Youth for a Change (Denver): $35,000 for the Futures Academy in Aurora Public Schools.

Padres & Jóvenes Unidos (Denver): $25,000 for the College Prep for All Campaign to expand More and Better Learning Time in Southwest Denver.

Policy Matters (Wheat Ridge): $8,333 towards a $25,000 grant for one year of state-level legislative monitoring services. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Health program areas.

Relay Graduate School of Education (New York): $125,000 to launch a new Relay Graduate School of Education campus in Denver.

RISE Colorado (Aurora): $45,000 to support the Educate, Engage and Empower (EEE) Program in Aurora Public Schools. Rights for All People serves as fiscal sponsor.

Rocky Mountain PBS (Denver): $25,000 to promote awareness and engagement with Standing in the Gap, a documentary series, radio, web and outreach campaign highlighting the student achievement gap in the metro Denver area.

Rose Foundation (Denver):

  • $30,000 for the Climb Higher Colorado Initiative (CHCI) to deepen understanding and build support for critical components to student success and school improvement in Colorado.
  • $75,000 toward a $150,000 grant to support the Opportunity Youth Initiative over three years. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.
  • $25,000 to support communication efforts around the re-design and re-negotiation of the ProComp program.

Health

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $40,000 toward a $120,000 grant for general operating support for research and analysis, public education, collaboration, outreach, and advocacy. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.

Boomers Leading Change in Health Initiative (Denver): $262,500 toward a two-year grant totaling $525,000 to support the training of adults 50+ to serve as patient navigators, community health workers, and/or healthcare policy advocates. Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging program area.

The Center for African American Health (Denver): $50,000 for general operating support and staff and volunteer training to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors among Denver-area African Americans.

Center for Improving Value in Health Care (Denver): $50,000 to provide Medicaid with data analytic tools to improve assessment of hospital and physician performance.

Clínica Tepeyac (Denver): $26,351to support Medicaid eligibility screening and improve clinic revenue and sustainability.

Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care (Denver): $29,398 for promoting access to mental health services through school-based health centers.

Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (Aurora): $30,000 to support greater efficiencies and cost-savings in Colorado’s childhood immunization system.

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (Denver): $200,000 for general operating support for this organization whose mission is to increase health care coverage and access for all Coloradans.

Doctors Care (Littleton): $18,500 to develop a business case and feasibility analysis to determine revenue-generating services for a health care clinic.

Inner City Health Center (Denver): $20,000 for an assessment aimed at expanding behavioral health services for underserved Coloradans.

Policy Matters (Wheat Ridge): $8,333 towards a $25,000 grant for one year of state-level legislative monitoring services. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.

DONOR-DIRECTED GRANTS

Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation made 245 grants totaling $3,347,721.

( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

  • 9to5 Colorado
  • ACE Scholarships
  • Alliance for Children Foundation
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter
  • American Indian College Fund
  • American Jewish World Service
  • Anchor Center for Blind Children
  • Anderson Ranch Arts Center
  • Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region
  • Arts Street (2)
  • Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
  • Aspen Community Foundation
  • B’nai Vail Congregation
  • BBYO
  • Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
  • Bravo Colorado Music Festival Endowment Foundation
  • The Bridge Project, University of Denver
  • Carbondale Clay Center
  • Carbondale Community School
  • Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities
  • CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Center for Women’s Health Research, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Chabad Jewish Community Center
  • Cherry Hills Palmer Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
  • Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver (2)
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation (3)
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Colorado Academy
  • Colorado Children’s Campaign (2)
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • Colorado Golf Association
  • Colorado Nonprofit Development
  • Center (3)
  • Colorado Organization on Adolescent
  • Pregnancy, Parenting, and Prevention
  • Colorado Public Radio (3)
  • Colorado Public Television
  • Colorado Symphony Association
  • Colorado Wild Public Lands
  • Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Columbia University
  • Committee for the Rescue of Israel’s Babies
  • COMPASS for Lifelong Discovery
  • Compassion & Choices
  • Congregation Ateres Shloime-Hornosteipel
  • Congregation Beth Menachem of Glogev
  • Conservation Colorado Education Fund
  • Contemplative Outreach of Colorado
  • The Couse Foundation
  • Craig Hospital Foundation (2)
  • Cultural Survival
  • Dartmouth College
  • Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Denver Botanic Gardens (2)
  • Denver Children’s Home
  • Denver Film Society
  • The Denver Foundation
  • Denver Health Foundation
  • The Denver Hospice
  • Denver Jewish Day School (3)
  • Denver Justice Council
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation
  • Doctors without Borders
  • Dumb Friends League
  • Echo Foundation
  • Edge of Seven
  • Ekar Farm (2)
  • Energy Outreach Colorado
  • English in Action (2)
  • Equity Trust
  • Ethiopia Reads
  • Facing History and Ourselves
  • Family Tree
  • Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado (2)
  • Food Bank of the Rockies (4)
  • Fort Logan Mental Health Center Auxiliary
  • Friends of the Arava Institute
  • The Gathering Place
  • Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (2)
  • Global Down Syndrome Foundation (2)
  • Global Fund for Women
  • Global Kindness
  • Grassroots International
  • Gunnison Trails
  • Hampshire College Trustees
  • Hartley Film Foundation
  • Help for Survivors of Domestic
  • Violence and Assault
  • Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families
  • High Country News
  • Himalayan Children’s Fund
  • Inner City Health Center
  • International Community Foundation
  • Invest in Kids (3)
  • The Jerusalem Foundation, Inc.
  • Jerusalem U
  • Jewish Community of Amherst
  • Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.
  • The Jewish Experience (2)
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (2)
  • Jewish Family Service of Colorado (6)
  • Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts
  • Jewish Inspiration
  • Jewish National Fund (2)
  • Jewish National Fund, Mountain States Region
  • Jewish Student Connection
  • JEWISHcolorado (3)
  • Jews for Judaism International
  • Judaism Your Way (5)
  • Judi’s House
  • Kavod Senior Life
  • Kent Denver School (3)
  • Kestrel Land Trust
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • LIFT-UP
  • Link Hands for Humanity
  • Literacy Outreach
  • The Literacy Project
  • The Logan School for Creative Learning
  • Mackintosh Academy
  • Marion Downs Center
  • Marshall Direct Fund
  • McCormick Foundation
  • Menlo College
  • Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
  • Mile High Business Alliance
  • Mile High United Way
  • Milken Institute (2)
  • Mizel Arts & Culture Center MACC at the JCC
  • Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
  • Mountain Resource Center
  • Moving Traditions (2)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-South Chapter
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Nature Conservancy in Colorado
  • Neshama Center
  • Northfield Mount Hermon
  • Oxfam America
  • PassageWorks Institute
  • Peninsula Open Space Trust
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Pitzer College
  • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (3)
  • Posner Center for International Development
  • The Private Redemption Foundation
  • Project C.U.R.E.
  • Protect Our Winters
  • Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (3)
  • Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
  • Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Rose Community Foundation
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
  • Seeds of Solidarity Education Center
  • Seniors Project Support
  • Shalom Cares
  • Sharsheret
  • ShelterBox USA
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Solar Cookers International
  • Special Olympics Colorado
  • Springfield College
  • St. Francis Center
  • Stanley British Primary School
  • Starfish One by One
  • Temple Emanuel
  • Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home
  • There With Care
  • Third Way Center
  • Tipping Point Community
  • The Trust for Public Land
  • Tufts Hillel Foundation
  • Tufts University (2)
  • Turner Syndrome Society Colorado Chapter
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Union of the Orthodox Jewish
  • Congregations of America
  • The University of Arizona Foundation
  • University of California San Diego Foundation
  • University of Colorado Foundation (3)
  • University of Denver (2)
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law (2)
  • University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas-Pan American Foundation
  • Urban Peak
  • USA Outreach Priority 1
  • Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
  • Western Golf Association
  • Wilderness Workshop
  • Women Donors Network
  • Women’s Bean Project
  • World Learning
  • The Wyly Art Center
  • Yavneh Hebrew Academy (2)
  • Zimmer Children’s Museum

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