Rose Community Foundation believes that building strong Jewish communities depends on supporting a welcoming, vibrant and diverse quality of Jewish life. The Foundation believes in the importance of connecting Jews to Judaism and to each other through institutions and an emerging network of communities providing innovative programs.
Rose Community Foundation's Jewish Life program area gives higher consideration to grant requests that primarily serve Jewish people and their families, and that address:
Generally, the Foundation does not consider requests for general operating support or for activities exclusively for the members of a particular synagogue or congregation.
Welcoming and Connecting Jews and Others in Their Households to Jewish Life
Rose Community Foundation supports the development and implementation of new or successful programs that connect Jews, and other members of their households, to Jewish life and to each other, especially for those who are unconnected and on the margins of Jewish life. Proposals may be for innovative program development, as well as for the replication or expansion of successful outreach programs.
Promoting Jewish Growth and Learning
Rose Community Foundation supports activities that promote Jewish growth, including those that inspire and facilitate lifelong Jewish learning for the largest possible number of Jews. Consideration is given to cultural, social, recreational, spiritual and heritage-related activities in both formal and informal educational settings. The Foundation also supports programs for youth in the process of identity formation, young families and adults, and programs that remove barriers to involvement in Jewish activities.
Building Organizational Strength
Rose Community Foundation supports Jewish organizations in areas such as financial sustainability, professional development, strategic planning, program evaluation and dissemination, resource development, management, financial planning, computer-technology acquisition and training, and physical plant.
Rose Community Foundation supports efforts to recruit, motivate, educate and develop new volunteer and professional leaders to meet the challenges of the future. The Foundation also supports activities that enhance the excellence and retention of existing Jewish institutional leadership, both lay and professional. In addition, the Foundation supports activities that prepare leaders to guide and facilitate institutional change, foster greater mutual respect among lay and professional leaders, and promote cross-denominational leadership development.
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