Rose Community Foundation

$2.4 Million Granted by Rose Community Foundation in Third Quarter of 2015

Denver, CO—December 16, 2015—During the third quarter of 2015, Rose Community Foundation awarded 157 grants totaling more than $2.4 million. Of this amount, $1,799,853 was awarded for 34 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. Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation approved 123 grants totaling $634,825. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $234 million since its inception in 1995.

The Foundation’s board of trustees authorized the following grants between July 1, 2015 and September 30, 2015:

*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.


Jewish Life

Colorado Agency for Jewish Education (Denver): $93,128 over three years to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in 11 Jewish early childhood education centers through intensive teacher and director coaching and training.

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $45,000 for a new client database and management system, including data conversion, training and software.

Kevah (Berkeley, CA): $120,000 to support this new organization which empowers individuals and organizations to build customized Jewish learning communities in the Denver and Boulder areas.

One Table (New York, NY): $5,000 for a feasibility study and site visit to determine how this organization could expand to Denver and Boulder areas.



Center for People with Disabilities (Denver): $7,500 to support the Beyond Vision Program, which assists older adults who are visually impaired or blind to remain independent.

The Denver Center for Crime Victims (Denver): $10,000 to provide crisis intervention, case management and preventive home safety assessments for older adults.

Colorado Gerontological Society (Denver): $15,000 for Medicare and Medicaid enrollment activities.

Hunger Free Colorado (Denver): $15,000 to support low-income and impoverished older adults in the Denver area who lack consistent access to adequate food.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $330,000 for the Colorado Latino Age Wave Initiative to develop a service model that uses a whole-family approach to care for elders.


Child and Family Development

Ability Connection Colorado (Denver): $10,000 for the professional development of early childhood educators.

Bright By Three (Denver): $30,000 to support a text message program which sends parenting tips to caregivers with children five years old or younger.

Clayton Early Learning (Denver): $150,000 over two years for an evalutation which will provide those in the early childhood education field with information to increase advocacy for and access to high-quality early childhood programs.

Colorado Parent & Child Foundation (Denver): $25,000 to support the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan and programs that encourage parent involvement in their children’s education.

Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (Denver): $10,000 for on-site mental health services for children in a Head Start program.

Early Milestones Colorado (Denver): $75,000 over 14 months to support a community resource for work benefitting young children and their families.

Executives Partnering to Invest In Children (Denver): $10,000 for the public awareness campaign for the Colorado Childcare Contribution Tax Credit (CCTC).

Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado (Denver): $40,000 to support a program that helps teen parents raise healthy families.

Mi Casa Resource Center (Denver): $30,000 for programs that advance the economic success of Latino families.

Mary Wickersham Consulting, Inc. (Longmont): $4,200 for consulting services to assist early childhood funders in the development of Pay for Success’ mapping and planning process.

Qualistar Colorado (Denver): $50,000 to support a rating system that measures and improves the quality of early learning settings and helps parents find and choose high- quality care.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $2,500 for hosting Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission meetings for one year.

Sewall Child Development Center (Denver): $10,000 to support a staff education and training program which will deliver educational and therapeutic early intervention programs to children, birth through age five, and their families.

Stride (Lakewood): $15,000 for a program that helps families become self-sufficient through individualized case management services.

Tools of the Mind (Denver): $25,000 to support the creation of social-emotional and self-regulation benchmarks to improve teacher skills and effectiveness and ultimately improve children’s social functioning and academic performance. Third Sector New England serves as the fiscal sponsor.

TLC Learning Center (Longmont): $18,500 for staff training in a positive behavior development model.

Work Options for Women (Denver): $20,000 to support a program that helps impoverished women gain the skills and confidence they need to work their way out of poverty and become gainfully and permanently employed in the food service industry.



Colorado Succeeds (Denver): $60,000 for a program that educates low-income and Latino families on school choice and improvement.

Denver Public Schools Foundation (Denver): $95,000 to replicate the successful practices of the first Denver Public Schools Innovation Management Organization.

Rose Foundation (Denver): $20,000 for the evaluation and case study of the first Denver Public Schools Innovation Management Organization.



Colorado Health Institute (Denver): $20,000 to help the organization assess the viability of hosting an annual, rather than biennial, conference.

Grantmakers in Health (Washington, DC): $4,025 to support the activities of this national association of grantmakers dedicated to improving the nation’s health.

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $45,000 for a new client database and management system, including data conversion, training and software.

The Keystone Center (Keystone, CO): $15,000 to support the Colorado Commission on Affordable Health Care in analyzing health care costs and making policy recommendations to the legislature and the governor to lower health care costs.



Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation made 123 grants totaling $634,825.

( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

9to5 Colorado
Adoptions Together
Alexander Dawson School
ALS Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter
Alumni of the Rabbinical College Knesseth Israel of Slabodka Kowno
American Diabetes Association, Colorado Area
American Support for Israel
Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region (2)
Auburn Theological Seminary
Austin City Limits
The Aspen Strong Foundation
Beth El Synagogue (2)
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
Building Bridges
Butterfly Pavilion
Cancer League of Colorado Foundation
Carbondale Clay Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Celebrate the Beat
Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation (2)
The Children’s Museum of Denver
Colorado Agency for Jewish Education
Colorado Donor Alliance
Colorado Gerontological Society
Colorado Headwaters Land Trust
Colorado Public Radio
Colorado State University Foundation
Compassion & Choices (2)
Congregation Beth Evergreen
Congregation Beth Menachem of Glogev
Craig Hospital Foundation
Denver Academy of Torah
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver Community Kollel
The Denver Hospice
Denver Jewish Day School
Denver Justice Council
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Ekar (2)
Emergency Family Assistance Association
Energy Outreach Colorado
Ethiopia Reads
Facing History and Ourselves (2)
Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Global Fund for Women
Growing Home
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
High Country News
Himalayan Children’s Fund
History Colorado
Independence Pass Foundation
The Institute for Environmental Solutions
International Development Enterprises
Jewish Education Center of South Florida
Jewish Family Service of Colorado
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Jewish Women’s Archive
Judaism Your Way
Link Hands for Humanity
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter
Macalester College
National Yiddish Book Center
Natural Resources Defense Council
Navy Seal Foundation
New Israel Fund
Northfield Mount Hermon School
One Colorado
Partners in Health
Pay for Success
PEF Israel Endowment Fund
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (2)
PLAY Boulder Foundation
Political Research Associates
The Private Redemption Foundation
RedLine Endowment Fund
RAFT Colorado (2)
Reach Out and Read Colorado
Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust
Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (3)
Roundup River Ranch
Saint John’s Cathedral
Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver
Shalom Cares (2)
SOS Outreach
Spider Chain of Lakes Association
Temple Emanuel
Temple Israel
Temple Micah (2)
There With Care
Third Way Center
The Trust for Public Land – Denver Office
Union of the Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
University of Colorado Foundation (2)
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Idaho Foundation, Inc.
University of Puget Sound
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights
Vail Performing Arts Academy
Warm Cookies of the Revolution
Warren Village
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
Wyly Community Art Center
Zimmer Children’s Museum

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