Rose Youth Foundation has opened a Request for Proposals for organizations in the seven-county Denver/Boulder community.

Teen Funders Seek Proposals

Denver, CO – For the ninth year in a row, Rose Youth Foundation will award grants to organizations in the seven-county Denver/Boulder community. In May 2010, Rose Youth Foundation will grant up to $60,000 to programs and services that:

  • Engage Jewish teens in their Jewish communities through programs that are meaningful and relevant to them
  • Empower high school students to advocate for educational change in public schools
  • Promote integration and self-sufficiency of refugees and survivors of genocide currently residing in Greater Denver and Boulder

The 22-member Rose Youth Foundation, organized and funded by Rose Community Foundation, is now seeking grant proposals from nonprofit organizations. The deadline to submit a grant proposal is Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.

In its Request for Proposals to potential grantees, Rose Youth Foundation states, “We believe that we have a responsibility to practice tikkun olam, the Jewish ideal of repairing the world, by working to improve our community.” Rose Youth Foundation’s members, who attend 12 different schools in seven local cities, represent a wide range of Jewish backgrounds.

The group has met twice a month since November to learn about philanthropy, and to decide how to give away $60,000 in grants to programs serving the seven-county Denver area. It has just released its 2010 Request for Proposals, Grant Guidelines and Application, which are available at rcfdenver.org/RYF, or by contacting Sarah Indyk at sindyk@rfdenver.org, 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 Denver-area, Jewish ninth-through twelfth-graders who are working to make a difference by learning about philanthropy and Jewish giving and by making grants to benefit the Denver area. Read more.

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