Roots & Branches Foundation Grants

2016 Grants – $52,729

Educational Programs and Projects that Transform the Lives of Individuals and their Families to be Empowered, Self-sustaining Members of their Family and Community

Warren Village (Denver)  $10,000 to support the Kid’s Club program, which provides enrichment to children ages 7-18 year olds and support for their single parents as they work to achieve greater self-sufficiency.

Florence Crittenton Services (Denver) $10,000 to the Early Childhood Education Center and Student and Family Support Program, which helps teen families to break the cycle of poverty through education, health and wellness and social asset building.

Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (Denver) $7,729 to support the Academic Success program, increasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and access to career and post-secondary opportunities for middle and high school girls.

Growing Home (Westminster) $15,000 to support the Seedlings Early Childhood Program, providing education  in early childhood development and well-being to families living in poverty.

Jewish Family Service (Denver) $10,000 in memory of Sheila Bugdanowitz to support the Family Safety Net program, which provides supportive services delivered with dignity and respect to help people in economic crisis regain self-sufficiency.