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Rose Community Foundation Announces Grants from Fourth Quarter of 2015

Denver, CO—February 10, 2016—During the fourth quarter of 2015, Rose Community Foundation awarded 335 grants totaling more than $6 million. Of this amount, $5,180,310 was awarded for 67 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 268 grants totaling $1,180,985. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $239 million since its inception in 1995.

The Foundation’s board of trustees authorized the following grants between October 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015:

*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

Boulder Jewish Community Center (Boulder): $438,188 over three years for the launch of a specialty day camp, Camp Inc. Business Academy a residential business camp, and to strengthen family engagement and parenting programs.

Colorado Agency for Jewish Education (Denver): $2,050 for a professional development program fostering skill-building, and creating and encouraging connections among Jewish professionals.

Denver Academy of Torah (Denver): $62,274 for enhanced infrastructure of a private Modern Orthodox school for grades K to 12 to streamline operations.

Ekar (Denver): $92,950 over two years to strengthen infrastructure and experiential educational programs at a Jewish community farm.

Kavod Senior Life (Denver): $29,500 to fund a project to collect and use data to improve resident programs and services.

MACC (Denver): $120,000 over three years to attract new Jewish audiences by supporting Jewish arts and culture programs offered by JAAMM Fest (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music).

Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (Denver): $120,265 for a new relationship-building process, and programs to strengthen leadership and increase staff’s ability to connect diverse individuals and families to the Jewish community.

MazelTot.org (Denver): $819,600 over two years to redesign, enhance and run this initiative connecting young families to Jewish life and to each other. MazelTot.org is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation.

Temple Emanuel (Denver): $250,000 for the renovation and expansion of Shwayder Camp, a residential Jewish camp.

Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudic Seminary of Denver (Denver): $100,000 for a challenge grant to renovate a residential boys’ high school and college specializing in Talmudic and Judaic studies.

Aging

Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado Foundation (Colorado Springs): $100,000 for Centura Health LINKS, a program that  informs, counsels and assists older adults in the Great Denver community to access and apply for federal, state and local public benefits.

City and County of Denver Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships (Denver): $15,000 to the Commission on Aging to support an assessment of older adult needs in the city and county of Denver.

Colorado Department of Human Services – Colorado Commission on Aging (Denver): $215,000 for Senior Source, a multi-media information and education campaign designed to bring resources to older adults and their caregivers.

Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (Denver): $20,000 to support Neighbor Network, which provides transportation and in-home supportive services that promote independent living for isolated older adults in Douglas County.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado (Denver): $30,000 for SAGE of the Rockies to help a naturally occurring retirement community to serve as a central place to connect LGBT and non-LGBT older adults with comprehensive programs and services.

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (Denver): $15,000 for care management services to low-income older adults in the Greater Denver community.

Senior Support Services, Inc. (Denver): $40,018 over two years to support a multi-service day center for low-income and homeless older adults in downtown Denver.

Seniors’ Resource Center (Denver): $115,500 for direct services, including transportation, to help older adults residing in the Greater Denver community remain independent.

Volunteers of America Colorado Branch (Denver): $50,000 to support a program that provides minor home repairs and home safety modifications for older adults in the Greater Denver community.

Child and Family Development

 The Acorn School for Early Childhood Development (Boulder): $10,000 for the development of a new program that will provide high-quality early education during the summer.

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $30,000 toward a grant totaling $85,000 for statewide research and analysis, public education, collaboration, outreach and advocacy. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Children First of the Rockies (Longmont): $10,000 to support a parent education program that provides Latino parents with tools to support the health of their children and increase parent involvement in the St. Vrain Valley School District.

Children’s Haven Child Care Center (Lakewood): $10,000 for quality improvements to an early education center in Southwest Denver.

Clayton Early Learning (Denver): $8,000 to support state-level early childhood advocacy efforts by helping with the local match for the 2015-16 Alliance for Early Success grant.

Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $100,000 toward a grant totaling $300,000 over two years for a statewide organization that provides effective advocacy for children across three areas of focus: healthcare, early childhood development and K-12 education. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Colorado Parent & Child Foundation (Denver): $10,000 to implement a tool to help parents and caregivers become “brain builders” for children ages birth to five years.

Community Action Development Corporation (Boulder): $10,000 to support a program that focuses on ending poverty by assisting families in creating supportive relationships to build long-term empowerment and self-sufficiency.

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

Denver Public Schools Foundation (Denver): $15,000 to support a birth through third grade learning and development strategy.

Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (Lafayette): $25,000 toward an effort to ensure all young children aged birth to five years in Boulder County are ready to succeed in school and in life.

Early Milestones Colorado (Denver): $10,000 to support an assessment of established efforts to educate parents and caregivers about their vital role in child development and learning.

Family Resource Center Association (Denver): $265,000 to strengthen the statewide network of 23 family resource centers in Colorado that provide comprehensive community-based support in order to improve the lives of individuals and families.

Growing Home (Westminster): $20,000 to support early childhood intervention programs.

Invest in Kids (Denver): $50,000 for continuing high-quality implementation of a program that supports the health and well-being of vulnerable children and their families.

Jeffco Public Schools (Golden): $17,876 to support a program that partners with parents to prepare their children for school success.

Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation (Denver): $10,000 for a program that works to improve literacy and educational attainment in families.

Mi Casa Resource Center (Denver): $15,000 to implement the organization’s major gifts development plan.

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

Reach Out and Read Colorado (Denver): $15,000 to prepare Colorado’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with pediatricians to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (Boston, MA): $10,000 to support grantmaking in early childhood care and education. Third Sector New England serves as the fiscal sponsor.

Education

Achievement Network (Boston, MA): $100,000 for the organzation’s efforts to improve classroom instruction in Denver Public Schools.

Adams County School District 50 (Westminster): $105,000 to provide professional development for teachers to strengthen their skills in teaching the competency-based model.

Aurora Public School District (Aurora): $150,000 for the district to establish an “innovation zone” to turn around low-performing schools in the district.

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $25,000 toward a grant totaling $85,000 for statewide research and analysis, public education, collaboration, outreach and advocacy. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

City and County of Denver, Office of Children’s Affairs (Denver): $15,000 to support the Denver After School Alliance’s evaluation of program outcomes.

The Colorado Education Initiative (Denver): $150,000 for the organization to implement a new strategic planning tool that also integrates their current initiatives.

Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $100,000 toward a grant totaling $300,000 over two years for a statewide organization that provides effective advocacy for children across three areas of focus: healthcare, early childhood development and K-12 education. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Colorado League of Charter Schools (Denver): $25,000 to support a teacher’s council comprised of highly effective educators at charter schools.

The Denver Foundation (Denver): $15,000 for a city-wide campaign to recruit and maintain teachers and school leaders of color.

Denver Public Schools Foundation (Denver): $50,800 to develop a district strategy and begin to replicate two high-performing public innovation schools through a new entity that adopts systems, structures and policies to effectively manage the schools.

Generation Teach, Inc. (New York): $50,000 for a program that recruits diverse college and college-bound students into the field of education.

The Keystone Center (Keystone): $50,000 to support a program that creates innovative and effective approaches to educator preparation.

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

Public Education & Business Coalition (Denver): $50,000 to increase the number of students taught by highly-effective teachers in North Denver .

Rose Community Foundation (Denver):

  • $5,000 to support a breakfast event featuring national speaker and Executive Director of Education at Gallup, Brandon Busteed.
  • $50,000 to support the Colorado Education Organizing Funders Collaborative which exists to improve equitable opportunities and education outcomes for low-income students, especially in communities of color.
  • $100,000 for the Climb Higher Colorado Initiative to deepen understanding and build support for critical components to student success and school improvement in Colorado.

Health

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $30,000 toward a grant totaling $85,000 for statewide research and analysis, public education, collaboration, outreach and advocacy. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Colorado Center on Law and Policy (Denver): $200,000 over two years to support health policy leadership and advocacy on behalf of Colorado’s poor, working poor and other vulnerable populations.

Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $100,000 toward a grant totaling $300,000 over two years for a statewide organization that provides effective advocacy for children across three areas of focus: healthcare, early childhood development and K-12 education. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved (Denver): $100,000 over two years to help ensure health care systems meet the needs of individuals facing the greatest challenges in accessing services.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (Denver): $75,000 to support women’s access to IUDs and implants, also known as long-acting reversible contraceptives.

Metro Community Provider Network (Englewood): $112,290 for a program that focuses on reducing Emergency Room visits and inpatient stays for those that rely heavily on hospitals for primary health care.

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

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (Denver): $100,000 for a program that provides responsible sex education training for parents and youth-serving professionals in order to reduce teenage pregnancy.

Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning (Denver): $90,000 over two years for the continuation, expansion and improvement of a project that provides education, access and coordination of health care services for refugees.

University of Colorado Foundation (Denver): $1,000 to support a one-day conference entitled Establishing Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Providers Working in Primary Care: A Colorado Consensus Conference.

 

DONOR-DIRECTED GRANTS
Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation made 268 grants totaling $1,180,985.
( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

9to5 Colorado
Aleph Institute
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
American Jewish World Service
Americans for Responsible Solutions Foundation
Anatomy in Clay Centers
Anchor Center for Blind Children
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation
Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region (3)
Art from Ashes, Inc.
Arts Street
Aspen Community Foundation
Aspen Film
Aspen Prep Academy
Aspen Valley Land Trust
Aspen Waldorf Foundation
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
BabiesNow! Foundation
The Bell Policy Center
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
Bravo Colorado Music Festival Endowment Foundation
Brent Eley Foundation
Capital Sisters International
Capitol Hill Community Services
Carbondale Clay Center
Carbondale Community School (2)
Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (2)
The Center for African American Health
Center for Women’s Health Research, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Chabad Lubavitch of Colorado-Bais Menachem
Chabad of South Denver
Chai Lifeline
Cherry Hills Palmer Scholarship Foundation
Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver (2)
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation (2)
Class Action
Clayton Early Learning
Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition
Colorado Ballet Endowment Fund Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
The Colorado Golf Association
Colorado “I Have A Dream”® Foundation
Colorado Impact Initiative
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (4)
Colorado Open Lands
Colorado Public Radio (3)
Colorado Public Television (CPT12)
Colorado Symphony Association
Colorado Wild Public Lands
Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
Colorado Youth Matter
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Conservation Colorado
Craig Hospital Foundation
Crested Butte Land Trust
Dartmouth College
DAVA – Downtown Aurora Visual Arts
Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Film Society (2)
Denver Health Foundation (2)
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Rescue Mission
Denver Urban Scholars
The Denver Waldorf School
Drop in the Bucket
Dumb Friends League
Ekar (2)
Equity Trust
Ethiopia Reads
Facing History and Ourselves
Fisher House Foundation
Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado (3)
Food Bank of the Rockies (3)
Friends of Hatzolah Darom
The Gathering Place
Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
Global Down Syndrome Foundation (2)
Global Fund for Women
Global Partners in Peace and Development
Graland Country Day School
Grassroots International
The Greening of Detroit
The Grey Muzzle Organization
Gunnison Trails
Hands of the Carpenter
Harmony Foundation
Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Harvard Divinity School
Hebrew Educational Alliance (2)
Heifer International
Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families
Himalayan Development Foundation
History Colorado
Horizons (3)
Ignite
InnVision Shelter Network
International Community Foundation
Invest in Kids
JESPY House
Jewish Community of Amherst
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (11)
Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts
The Jewish Experience
Jewish Free Loan Association
Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project
JEWISHcolorado (8)
Jews for Judaism International
Judaism Your Way (3)
Judi’s House
Judson Center
Kabbalah Experience
Kent Denver School
Kestrel Land Trust
La Vereda Foundation
Latino Community Foundation (2)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lewis & Clark College
Literacy Outreach
Little Bellas
The Logan School for Creative Learning
Lupus Colorado
Mary Gittings Cronin Fund
Marshall Direct Fund
MAZON: A Jewish Response To Hunger
Mental Health America of Colorado
Mental Health Center of Denver
Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Michigan Autism Partnership
Milken Institute
Mizel Arts & Culture Center
MotherWoman
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Moving Traditions
Music Associates of Aspen
Naropa University
National Geographic Society
National Park Foundation
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado (2)
The Nature Conservancy of Hawai’i
Negev Foundation
New Era Colorado Foundation
New Venture Fund
Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter
PEF Israel Endowment Fund
Peninsula Open Space Trust
Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors League
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (2)
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (5)
Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
Rocky Mountain PBS
Rose Community Foundation (3)
Rose Women’s Organization Donor-Advised Fund
Rose Youth Foundation
S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
The Salvation Army, Intermountain Division
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
Seeds of Solidarity Education Center
Seniors Project Support
Sexual Abuse Ending Forever (SAFE)
Shalom Cares (3)
Shambhala Mountain Center
Sharsheret (2)
Shawnigan Lake Foundation
Solar Cookers International
Space Science Institute
Stanley British Primary School
Swallow Hill Music Association
Tag Foundation for Social Development
Taoist Tai Chi Society of the United States of America
Temple Emanuel (2)
There With Care
Third Way Center
Tipping Point Community
Town of Carbondale
True Media Foundation
The Trust for Public Land – Denver Office
Tufts Hillel Foundation
Tufts University (2)
The UCLA Foundation
Union of Concerned Scientists
University of Colorado Foundation (4)
University of Denver (2)
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
University of Pennsylvania
Urban Peak
USA Outreach Priority 1
Vail Symposium
Vail Valley Foundation (2)
Vermont Wilderness School
Walking Mountains Science Center
Washington University in St. Louis
Western Golf Association
Wilderness Workshop
Women Donors Network
Women’s Bean Project
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
Work Options for Women
Wyly Community Art Center
Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudic Seminary of Denver
Youth on Record

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