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Rose Community Foundation 2011 Q4 Grants

During the fourth quarter of 2011, Rose Community Foundation awarded 240 grants totaling more than $3.1 million. Of this amount, $2,650,195 was awarded for 37 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, 203 grants totaling $545,951 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation.

Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $179 million since its inception in 1995.The Foundation’s board of trustees authorized the following grants between September 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. 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.


  • Boulder County CareConnect (Boulder): $20,000 for three programs helping older adults: Carry-Out Caravan, Fix-It Program and Medical Mobility.
  • Colorado Gerontological Society (Denver): $10,000 to support Medicare and Medicaid enrollment.
  • The Denver Center for Crime Victims (Denver): $10,000 to provide crisis intervention, case management and preventive home safety assessments for older adults in the Denver metro area.
  • Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $130,000 for services to help older adults remain in their homes.
  • Rebuilding Together Metro Denver (Denver): $30,000 to provide home repair services for low-income older adults.
  • St. Anthony Health Foundation (Lakewood): $172,500 over 18 months for the Senior Benefits Program to assist older adults and their caregivers in obtaining public benefits.
  • Senior Support Services (Denver): $20,000 to support services for low-income and homeless older adults in downtown Denver.
  • Seniors’ Resource Center (Denver): $90,000 for transportation and other services to help older adults remain independent.
  • Via (Boulder): $110,000 to support transportation services for older adults in Boulder and surrounding areas.
  • Volunteers of America Colorado Branch (Denver): $230,000 over two years to provide home-delivered meals and in-home safety support services for older adults.

Child and Family Development

  • Center for Hearing, Speech and Language (Denver): $5,000 to screen children for hearing, vision, speech, language and development deficits.
  • Colorado Children’s Campaign(Denver): $50,000 toward a grant totaling $150,000 for advocacy efforts to improve the health, early childhood experiences and K-12 education of Colorado’s children. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.
  • Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (Denver): $15,000 for a parenting program to protect children from abuse and to foster healthy development.
  • Dress for Success Denver (Denver): $5,000 to support economic self-sufficiency for low-income women by providing professional work attire and career development tools. Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor. 
  • Escuela Tlatelolco (Denver): $20,000 for a Montessori dual-language early childhood education program.
  • Hope Center(Denver): $35,000 to provide professional development, parenting classes and materials to this organization that provides early childhood education to low-income children in Northeast Denver.
  • Project WISE (Denver): $20,000 to provide counseling and education programs to families making the transition from public assistance to work.
  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation(Lakewood): $6,795 to support improvements to a campus child care center.
  • St. Vrain Family Center (Longmont): $10,000 for a parenting program.
  • Sewall Child Development Center(Denver): $25,000 to support staff training for this center seving young children and their families.
  • SkillBuild Colorado (Denver): $15,000 for this funding collaborative working on workforce development. Rose Community Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor.
  • University of Colorado Boulder, Child Learning Center(Boulder): $25,000 to support early childhood programs, parent education and outreach.
  • Work Options for Women (Denver): $25,000 to provide culinary job training for low-income women in two income-producing restaurants.


  • Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $50,000 toward a grant totaling $150,000 for advocacy efforts to improve the health, early childhood experiences and K-12 education of Colorado’s children. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.


  • Boulder County Public Health Department (Boulder): $85,000 to support a teen pregnancy prevention program for younger siblings of teen parents.
  • Colorado Children’s Campaign(Denver): $50,000 toward a grant totaling $150,000 for advocacy efforts to improve the health, early childhood experiences and K-12 education of Colorado’s children. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.
  • Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program (Aurora): $94,500 for services that promote access to health care for children on Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). Coloardo Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.
  • Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved(Denver): $100,000 over two years to support efforts to ensure health care is available to all people.
  • Mental Health America of Colorado (Denver): $120,000 over two years to promote the understanding of mental disorders, expand access to services and improve systems of care.

Jewish Life

  • Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (Denver): $360,000 to support local services provided by Jewish agencies.
  • Boulder Jewish Community Center(Boulder): $500,000 in the form of a challenge grant to support construction of a new Boulder Jewish Community Center.
  • Kabbalah Experience (Denver): $66,400 over two years for operations staff and marketing efforts for this organization that provides study of Kabbalah, meditative practices and group discussion.

Opportunities and Innovation Fund

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado (Denver): $15,000 for efforts to protect and extend the civil liberties of Coloradans through education, litigation and advocacy.
  • Colorado Nonprofit Development Center(Denver): $25,000 to provide accounting and other services to developing nonprofit organizations.
  • Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (Denver): $90,000 over three years to support this organization that promotes Latino philanthropy and supports organizations serving the Latino community. The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado is housed at Rose Community Foundation.
  • Mestiza Leadership International (Denver): $10,000 to support mentorship and leadership development in the Latina community. 
  • Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $5,000 to support a collaborative of funders focused on civic engagement and policy reform.


In the fourth quarter of 2011, 203 grants totaling $545,951 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation.

( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

  • ACE Scholarships
  • Adam’s Camp
  • Alliance for Children Foundation
  • Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (6)
  • American Jewish World Service (3)
  • Amherst Montessori School
  • Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region (4)
  • Aspen Valley Land Trust
  • Aspen Valley Medical Foundation
  • Aspen Waldorf Foundation
  • B’nai Vail Congregation
  • The Bridge Project, University of Denver
  • Butterfly Pavilion
  • Cal-Wood Education Center
  • Capitol Hill Community Services
  • Carbondale Clay Center
  • Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities
  • Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver
  • Cheetah Conservation Fund
  • Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
  • Chinook Fund
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Colorado AIDS Project
  • Colorado “I Have A Dream”® Foundation
  • Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (2)
  • Colorado PTA
  • Colorado Symphony Association
  • Columbia University
  • COMPASS for Lifelong Discovery
  • Congregation Beth Evergreen
  • Craig Hospital
  • Dani’s Foundation
  • Denver Art Museum
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Denver Children’s Home (2)
  • Denver Health Foundation (2)
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Detroit Zoological Society
  • Dumb Friends League
  • Easter Seals Colorado
  • English in Action
  • Equity Trust
  • Escuela de Guadalupe
  • Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado
  • Forgotten Harvest
  • Freedom Service Dogs
  • Girl Scouts of Colorado
  • Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver
  • Global Fund for Women
  • Graland Country Day School (2)
  • Grassroots International
  • Green America
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Hebrew Educational Alliance
  • Heifer International
  • Help for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Assault
  • High Country News
  • History Colorado
  • Independence Pass Foundation
  • Jewish Family Service of Colorado (8)
  • Jewish Family Service of San Diego
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
  • Judaism in the Foothills
  • Judson Center
  • Kent Denver School (4)
  • Keshet of the Rockies
  • Kestrel Land Trust
  • Lalmba Association
  • Latino Public Radio Consortium
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Lewis & Clark
  • The Listen Foundation
  • Literacy Outreach
  • Living Word Ministries International
  • Lupus Foundation of Colorado
  • Madison Public Library Foundation
  • Magic Moments
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado
  • Marcia Mounsey Foundation
  • Marshall Direct Fund
  • Mi Casa Resource Center
  • Michigan Autism Partnership
  • Mizel Arts & Culture Center (2)
  • Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
  • Moving Traditions
  • Music Associates of Aspen
  • The Mussar Institute – USA
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation
  • New York University
  • Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Oxfam America
  • The Park People
  • Peace Winds America
  • PeaceJam Foundation
  • PEF Israel Endowment Fund
  • Peninsula Open Space Trust
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
  • The Private Redemption Foundation
  • Project Angel Heart
  • Project C.U.R.E.
  • Ramah Outdoor Adventure
  • Raymond Wentz Foundation
  • Reach Out and Read Colorado
  • RedLine
  • Rights for All People
  • Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
  • Roaring Fork School District
  • Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (5)
  • Robert R. McCormick Foundation (2)
  • Rose Community Foundation (6)
  • The Salvation Army, Intermountain Division
  • Samuel A. Fryer Yavneh Hebrew Academy
  • San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
  • Save the Children Federation
  • Schools for Chiapas
  • Search Dog Foundation
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
  • Seeking Common Ground
  • Shalom Cares (4)
  • Sharing with Soldiers
  • Solar Cookers International
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Stepping Stones (2)
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Denver Metropolitan Affiliate
  • Sustainable Settings
  • Swallow Hill Music Association
  • Sweat Equity
  • Temple Micah
  • Temple Sinai
  • Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home
  • There With Care
  • Tides
  • Tipping Point Community
  • TransAfrica Forum
  • Trees, Water & People
  • Tufts Hillel Foundation
  • Tufts University
  • United Jewish Appeal Aspen Valley
  • University of Colorado Foundation (3)
  • University of Colorado Hospital Foundation
  • University of Denver
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Wisconsin Foundation
  • US Friends Lezion B’rina
  • Veterans Helping Veterans Now
  • Volunteers of America Colorado Branch (2)
  • Walking Mountains
  • West Denver Preparatory Charter School
  • Wilderness Workshop
  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple
  • The Women’s Foundation of Colorado (3)
  • World Learning
  • World Pulse
  • YES!
  • Yeshiva Toras Chaim
  • Zimmer Children’s Museum

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