Roots & Branches Foundation, a grantmaking initiative of Rose Community Foundation, has awarded $68,653 in grants to eight projects in two grant priority area’s: supporting access to integrated healthcare for low-income and medically uninsured people, and engaging Jewish people ages 21 to 40 in ongoing volunteer programs that promote social justice.
This was the sixth year of Roots & Branches Foundation, which is composed of Jewish individuals in their 20s and 30s from throughout metro Denver. To inform their grantmaking, this year’s 18-member group studied Jewish traditions of giving, strategic philanthropy and community needs, and conducted site visits with prospective grantees.
Following is a list of the grants awarded by Roots & Branches Foundation in 2013. Locations indicate the organization’s headquarters, not necessarily the geographic area served.
Supporting Access to Integrated Health Care for Low-Income and Medically Uninsured People
Clinica Family Health Services (Boulder): $10,008 for the Thornton Medical Clinic, which provides mental health services, and primary and specialized care.
Community Health Services (Adams): $10,008 to support the integration of a comprehensive oral health pilot program serving students at the Adams City Middle School health center.
Inner City Health Center (Denver): $10,008 to provide mental health services, dental care and primary medical care.
Mental Health Center of Denver (Denver): $10,008 to support integration of mental and primary medical care.
Project CLIMB (Denver): $10,008 for the Baby & Me group visitation program, offered in both Spanish and English for parents and their infants. Project CLIMB is a program of Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Engaging Jewish People Ages 21 to 40 in Ongoing Volunteer Programs that Promote Social Justice
Ekar (Denver): $9,361 to support Growing and Giving, a program engaging Jewish 20- and 30-year olds in combatting hunger and malnutrition in partnership with Moishe House Denver.
Hazon (Denver and Boulder): $7,751 for a new fellow position to integrate food justice into Hazon’s programs and to engage Jewish 20-41 year olds in supporting their work.
Keshet (Denver): $1,501 for social justice community organizing training to help Keshet’s young adult volunteer planning team promote inclusion in Jewish and LGBTQ communities.
To learn more about Roots & Branches Foundation, visit rcfdenver.org/initiatives_roots.htm, or contact Sarah Indyk at 303.398.7416.
Roots & Branches Foundation 2012-2013 Members