Denver, CO – During the second quarter of 2010, Rose Community Foundation awarded 88 grants totaling more than $2.1 million. Of this amount, $1,884,705 was awarded for 44 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, 47 grants totaling $260,520 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling nearly $160 million since its inception in 1995.
The Foundation’s board of trustees authorized the following grants in the Jewish Life program area between March 1, 2010 and June 30, 2010. Locations indicate the organization’s headquarters, not necessarily the geographic area served.
PROGRAM AREA GRANTS
Ekar Farm (Denver): $70,000 to support start-up costs for a Jewish community farm. ekarfarm.org
Judaism Your Way (Denver): $53,855 to support this organization that welcomes and connects unaffiliated Jews with Jewish experiences. judaismyourway.org
Limmud Colorado (Denver): $79,000 over two years for this volunteer-led festival bringing together Jews of all backgrounds to learn and teach. limmudcolorado.org
Menorah: Arts, Culture, and Education at the Boulder JCC (Boulder): $18,000 for 11 Boulder organizations to present “Movers: Do You Speak Jewish?”, a series of educational programs about Jewish languages and literature. boulderjcc.org
Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $45,600 over two years to provide grants to Limmud Colorado participants for projects that promote new approaches to Jewish learning. rcfdenver.org limmudcolorado.org