Committed to fostering an inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver community.

Rose Community Foundation has a rich history of living its values through grantmaking, advocacy and philanthropic services in pursuit of making our community a better place for all. The Foundation envisions a thriving region strengthened by its diversity and generosity, and utilizes the varied tools at its disposal – grantmaking, advocacy and philanthropic services – to advance this aspiration.

Our Mission

To advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities through values-driven philanthropy.

Our Vision

A thriving region strengthened by its diversity and generosity.

Our Values

Universal in aspiration and anchored in the Foundation’s Jewish roots and legacy, our values guide the work we do and how we do it, both within the Jewish community and in the Greater Denver region, providing a unifying sense of who we are as an organization.

  • Justice

    We take action to address pressing issues in our community in pursuit of fairness, humanity and justice. | Do not stand idly by in the face of suffering or injustice | Lo Ta’amod Al Dam Rei’echa

  • Equity

    We advance a more equitable region that provides opportunity and access for all, recognizing that historic and systemic barriers exist based on race, resources, and gender. | The ethical responsibility to right the scales of justice through philanthropy | Tzedakah

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    We believe all people – regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, ability or country of origin – are equal and worthy of dignity, honor and full inclusion in community life. | All of humanity is created in a divine image | B’tzelem Elohim

  • Empathy

    We strive to understand the perspectives of individuals, communities and organizations in our region, and to ground our actions in this understanding. | Our experiences – historic and modern-day – create inherent empathy with those in need of support or alliance | Avadim Hayinu B’Mitzrayim

  • Generosity

    We encourage and practice generosity, and our giving is informed by the interests, needs and dignity of the recipients. | Honor and uphold the dignity of others | Kavod Habriot

  • Transformation Through Collaboration

    We join with others to work toward a common vision. | Humanity is in partnership to create a more whole and perfect world | Tikkun Olam

  • Community

    We believe our region needs strong, interconnected communities and honor Rose Community Foundation’s Jewish roots with an enduring commitment to supporting the Greater Denver Jewish community as well as the Greater Denver region as a whole. | Responsibility to communal needs | Kehillah