Denver, CO—June 15, 2017—During the first three months of 2017, Rose Community Foundation awarded 147 grants totaling almost $2 million. Of this amount, $1,339,385 was awarded for 27 grants from Rose Community Foundation’s program areas to nonprofit organizations, government agencies and projects that support the well-being of the Greater Denver community. Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation approved 120 grants totaling $571,888. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling nearly $255 million since its inception in 1995.
The Foundation’s staff and board of trustees authorized the following grants between January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017.
*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.
PROGRAM AREA GRANTS
Colorado Center for the Blind (Littleton): $15,000 for the Senior Services Program, which provides in-home or on-site training to support older adults who are blind or losing vision and their caregivers.
Colorado Latino Age Wave (Denver): $300,000 over eighteen months toward a grant totaling $350,000 to support innovative services and programs promoting the well-being of Denver’s Latino older adult population and their family caregivers. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging and Health program areas.
Continuing Legal Education in Colorado (Denver): $8,000 for the printing of an updated Senior Law Handbook to be distributed at this year’s 19th Annual Senior Law Day in Denver on July 29, 2017.
Denver Food Rescue (Denver): $10,000 to help launch the Goodness Groceries/Bondadosa project, an affordable telephone-based grocery ordering and delivery service for older adults.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado (Denver): $2,500 to bring the Safe Place campaign to Denver to reduce the incidence and encourage the reporting of hate crimes committed against the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer population, especially elders, by allowing institutions/businesses to self-identify as “safe places.”
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (Denver): $15,000 for the Older Adult and Caregiver Services Geriatric Care Management Program which provides care management services to low income older individuals.
Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $2,800 to explore the role of Rose Community Foundation’s Aging Program Area in bringing the Reframing Aging national project to the community level.
Child and Family Development
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (Denver): $126,000 over two years for the Skills to Compete Coalition and the Assets and Opportunity Network, two projects aiming to increase the economic security of low-income Colorado families through advocacy efforts.
Focus Points Family Resource Center (Denver): $15,000 to support planning for a new organization, Roots Family Center, that will provide Parents As Teachers (PAT) and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) programs to underserved families in Southwest Denver.
How to Read Your Baby (Brighton): $29,220 to create an e-learning program for parenting educators that supports the effective use of the Partners in Parenting Education curriculum and instructional model.
Office of the Governor, State of Colorado (Denver): $10,000 to support the Two-Generation (2Gen) Colorado Conference. The 2Gen approach focuses on creating opportunities for and addressing the needs of both vulnerable children and their parents together.
Aurora Public School District (Aurora):
- $275,000 to build district capacity to support five historically under-performing schools that have been given increased autonomy in the district’s newly formed ACTION Zone.
- $675 to support the professional development of ten Aurora Public Schools’ teachers, leading efforts in the district to implement blending and personalized learning practices.
Colorado Education Organizing Funders Collaborative (Denver): $15,000 to build the capacity of the Colorado Education Organizing Funders Collaborative. Rose Community Foundation serves as the fiscal sponsor.
RISE Colorado (Aurora): $75,000 to support Educate, Engage, and Empower programming, serving low-income families and families of color in Aurora Public Schools.
Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $1,000 to support quarterly meetings where teacher advocacy organizations can update one another on their work and assess areas of potential collaboration.
Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $7,000 for general operating support of this nonprofit which advocates for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child well-being in health, education and early childhood.
Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (Aurora): $30,000 to build public will among key Colorado lawmakers, the parents residing in their districts and to promote model immunization policymaking.
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (Denver): $15,000 to support the the Protect Our Care Colorado Coalition, which works to build public and policical will around protecting key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, safeguarding against Medicaid block grants and supporting acceptable policy alternatives as they emerge or are developed.
Colorado Latino Age Wave (Denver): $50,000 over eighteen months toward a grant totaling $350,000 to support innovative services and programs promoting the well-being of Denver’s Latino older adult population and their family caregivers. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging and Health program areas.
Rose Community Foundation (Denver):
- $3,750 to support the development of the Funders Learning Network’s strategy to positively impact Early Childhood Mental Health systems in Colorado.
- $6,840 to help guide and inform advocacy and policy-related program initiatives, specifically around the mental health and social/emotional development of Colorado’s children.
JEWISHcolorado (Denver): $500 to support Queer Seder, a Passover Seder for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and allies.
Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC (Boulder): $35,000 over three years to support the Boulder Jewish Festival, the largest Jewish outreach and cultural event in Colorado.
Roots and Branches Foundation (Denver): $246,100 over two years to support a collaborative philanthropy program for Jewish people ages 25 to 40 who are interested in giving together to help shape their Jewish and broader communities. Roots and Branches is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation.
Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $15,000 to investigate the possibility of a 2017 socio-demographic study of the local Jewish communities.
University of Colorado at Boulder, Program in Jewish Studies (Boulder): $30,000 over two years to launch a five-part themed lecture series presented annually called Community Talks.
Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation made 120 grants totaling $571,888.
( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization
American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado
American Friends of Yeshiva High
School Kiryat Arba
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation
Animal Rescue of the Rockies
Aspen Community Foundation
Aspen Jewish Congregation
B’nai Vail Congregation
Beth El Synagogue
The Bridge Project, University of Denver
Capitol Hill Community Services
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Celebrate the Beat
Central City Opera House Association
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
The City University of New York
School of Law Foundation
Colorado Democracy Network
Colorado Public Radio
Congregation Beth Menachem of Glogev
Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Community Kollel
The Denver Foundation
Denver Jewish Day School
Denver Kids, Inc.
Dumb Friends League
Easter Seals Colorado (2)
Edge of Seven
Excelsior Youth Center
The First Tee of Denver
Food Bank of the Rockies
Foresight Ski Guides
Gathering for Justice (2)
Girls Athletic Leadership Schools
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Global Fund for Women
Graland Country Day School
Harvard Business School
Hillel: the Foundation for Jewish
Institute for Dayanim
Jewish Family Service of Colorado
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Jewish National Fund, Mountain States Region (2)
Jews for Judaism International
Judaism Your Way
Junior League of Denver Foundation
Kent Denver School
League of Leadership
Lifeline Pet Rescue
The Logan School for Creative Learning
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Melanoma Research Foundation
Mikvah of East Denver
Minds Matter of Denver
Most Precious Blood Parish
Music Associates of Aspen
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation
The Park People
Peninsula Open Space Trust
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (2)
RAFT Colorado (2)
Ramah Outdoor Adventure
Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center
Rocky Mountain Adventist Healthcare Foundation
Rose Andom Center (2)
Saint John’s Cathedral
Samuel A. Fryer Yavneh Hebrew Academy
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
Sewall Child Development Center
Shalom Cares (2)
Sheila Bugdanowitz Memorial Fund
Southern Poverty Law Center
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Stanley British Primary School
Teach for America
Temple Emanuel (2)
Tipping Point Community
Turner Syndrome Society Colorado Chapter
University of Colorado Cancer Center
University of Colorado Foundation
University of Colorado Hospital Foundation
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
Urban Justice Center
Vermont Wilderness School
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
Walking Mountains Science Center (2)
Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudic Seminary of Denver