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During the third quarter of 2009, Rose Community Foundation awarded 74 grants totaling more than $2.1 million. Click the headline for a detailed list of third quarter grantees.

Rose Community Foundation Q3 Grants

Denver, CO – During the third quarter of 2009, Rose Community Foundation awarded 74 grants totaling more than $2.1 million. Of this amount, $2,017,015 was awarded for 48 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. In addition, 26 grants totaling $110,996 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $152 million since its inception in 1995.

The Foundation’s board of trustees authorized the following grants between July 1, 2009 and September 30, 2009. Program area 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.


Jewish Life

Ayeka (Efrat, Israel): $35,000 to support Jewish spiritual adult-education groups in Denver and Boulder. The Central Fund of Israel serves as fiscal sponsor.

Beth Nehamah Hospice (Aurora): $49,220 to support startup costs for palliative care, training for staff and a database to track donations.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation (Aurora): $500 at the direction of one of the winners of Rose Community Foundation’s 2009 Rosh Hashanah Greeting Card Contest.

Hazon (New York, NY): $35,600 to support a new Jewish food movement in the greater Denver area, including Jewish community supported agriculture groups and participation in the Hazon Food Conference.

Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East, University of Denver (Denver): $2,000 to support a film series about Tel Aviv, Israel.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado (Erie): $10,000 for a new website and to support the Jewish Family Tree workshop series.

Kabbalah Experience (Denver): $72,480 to support resource development, marketing and student relations for this education program.

Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (Denver): $45,250 to support the PJ Library, providing free Jewish children’s books to young Jewish families.


Grantmakers in Aging (Dayton, OH): $8,000 to support the activities of this national association that focuses on aging issues.

Jefferson County Department of Human Services, Aging & Adult Services (Golden): $97,000 over two years to support Jefferson County’s Strategic Plan for Aging Well Initiative.

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $100,000 for services to help older adults remain in their homes.

The Senior Hub (Federal Heights): $60,000 to advocate for and provide services to older adults in Adams and Arapahoe Counties.

Seniors’ Resource Center (Denver): $80,000 for transportion and other services to help older adults remain independent.

Vietnamese Elderly Association of Colorado (Denver): $10,000 for health care and social services to enable low-income Vietnamese elders to remain in their homes.

Child and Family Development

Anchor Center for Blind Children (Denver): $5,000 for a parent-education program.

Arc Thrift Stores (Lakewood): $10,000 to support a job training for low-income individuals.

Center for Hearing, Speech and Language (Denver): $10,000 to screen children for hearing, vision, speech, language and development deficits.

Center for Work Education and Employment (Denver): $20,000 for a job-readiness program.

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

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

Denver Indian Center (Denver): $30,000 to support an early childhood education and family learning center.

El Centro Humanitario (Denver): $25,000 to support an employment program for day laborers and expand it to a second site in Aurora.

Escuela Tlatelolco (Denver): $20,000 to support a Montessori dual-language early childhood education program.
The Family Learning Center (Boulder): $40,000 to support literacy programs for children and their families.

Mercy Housing (Denver): $25,000 to provide employment counseling and parenting education to families at the organization’s affordable housing properties.

Metropolitan State College of Denver Foundation (Denver): $24,051 to develop an organizational plan and assist with program changes to Tools of the Mind, a school-readiness program.

Mount Saint Vincent Home (Denver): $5,000 to implement a new Child Trauma Academy in the organization’s preschool program.

Qualistar Early Learning (Denver): $100,000 to improve the school readiness of Colorado’s children through a preschool rating system.

Rocky Mountain Parents as Teachers (Denver): $12,000 for a home-visitation program that teaches parenting skills.


Center for Teaching Quality (Hillsborough, NC): $175,000 for a pilot program to build a network of young teachers in the Denver metro area.

Colorado Department of Education (Denver): $300,000 over two years to support the creation and implementation of a statewide educator identifier system designed to track data about teaching and student achievement.

Colorado “I Have A Dream”® Foundation (Denver): $10,000 to support academic assistance and skill development for youth in grades 4-12.

The Conflict Center (Denver): $10,000 to provide problem-solving and conflict-resolution training to staff at Manual High School.

Denver Center for International Studies Foundation (Denver): $10,000 to support the development of a community relations department at the Denver Center for International Studies.

Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver (Denver): $30,000 for educational enrichment programs.

Grantmakers for Education (Portland, OR): $3,000 to support this national association of grantmakers working to improve educational outcomes for students.

“I Have a Dream”® Foundation of Boulder County (Boulder): $10,000 to support academic assistance and skill development for youth in grades 4-12 in Boulder County.

Jeffco Public Schools (Golden): $102,500 to develop a new teacher compensation system in the Jefferson County School District.

Mi Casa Resource Center (Denver): $20,000 to support after-school programs at Lake Middle School.

The Partnership for Families & Children (Denver): $5,000 to support expansion of the Learning Opportunity Task Force.

Public Education & Business Coalition (Denver): $40,000 to support teacher training and professional development in metro Denver.

Save Our Youth (Denver): $5,000 for summer academic programs operating at several high schools and churches.


CHARG Resource Center (Denver): $7,500 to provide oral hygiene training, and preventative and restorative dental care for Denver residents with severe and persistent mental illness.

Mental Health America of Colorado (Denver): $86,664 to develop an intervention system for persons experiencing a mental health crisis in metro Denver.

National Conference of State Legislatures (Denver): $50,000 to research and disseminate strategies for reducing health care costs across the state.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado Chapter (Denver): $10,000 to support advocacy on behalf of Coloradans affected by chronic disease.

State of Colorado, Office of the Governor (Denver): $71,250 to support a health policy expert in the Governor’s Office.

Opportunities and Innovation Fund

Mile High United Way (Denver): $100,000 to support medical, mental health and substance abuse services, and provide housing through Denver’s Road Home, the city’s 10-year plan to end homelessness.


Twenty-six grants totaling $110,996 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation.

( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

American Friends of Aish Hatorah – Western Region
American Friends of Hatzolah Darom
Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region
Ashreinu Corporation
Center for Work Education and Employment
The Chai Center (2)
The Children’s Hospital Foundation
Communications Consortium Media Center
Congregation Beth Mechachem of Glogev
Craig Hospital
The Denver Hospice
Denver Scholarship Foundation
Happy Minyan
Isralight South Florida
Jewish Education Center of South Florida
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Louder Than Words Dancetheatre
Private Redemption Foundation
Project Concern International
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Walden Family Services Foundation
Westside Kollel
Yeshivat Benei N’vi’im
Zimmer Children’s Museum

For more information, contact Phil Nash,, 303.398.7444

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