Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles


Rose Community Foundation works to enhance the quality of life of the Greater Denver community through its leadership, resources, traditions and values.


The Foundation uses leadership, grantmaking and donor engagement to invest in strategic and innovative solutions to enduring problems and emerging issues.

Values and Guiding Principles

Visionary Leadership
We value innovative thinking, thoughtful risk taking and a disciplined long-view focus in working with donors, partners and other community leaders to address community challenges.

Jewish Values
Our Jewish values of philanthropy, justice and nondiscrimination shape and direct our mission to strengthen the community. These values inspire us to work with all people regardless of their faith, sexual and gender orientation, or racial and ethnic background.

Commitment to Excellence
We value excellence in all our work.

Trusted Stewardship
We believe in responsibly and transparently stewarding the assets that have been entrusted to us and will direct those assets toward measurable impact.

Working with Others
We use a collaborative approach to philanthropy to build partnerships with other foundations, funders, government agencies and nonprofits.

Jewish Community
We recognize our special relationship with the Jewish community in the Greater Denver area. We are committed to connecting Jews to Jewish life and to each other and to strengthening institutions serving the Jewish community, now and in the future.