This page will be updated regularly as new giving opportunities and resources emerge. Please keep checking back and feel free to contact us with any questions.

A note for our donor-advised fund holders. All giving opportunities below accept online donations via credit card; you also may support them with grants from your donor-advised fund. Enter the name of the organization and the name of the response fund in your request on Donor Central. If you have questions, please contact Anita Wesley.

  • Rose Community Foundation giving

      • Rose Community Foundation has committed the entirety of our remaining 2020 grantmaking to a multi-phased response to the impact of COVID-19 in our region. In the first phase of grantmaking, the Foundation awarded over 120 grants totaling over $1.7 million to nonprofits supporting the community’s most vulnerable and impacted populations. Read more about that grantmaking. In June, the Foundation and its fundholders awarded 395 grants totaling over $4.1 million in its second phase of COVID-19 grantmaking. Read more about that grantmaking.
      • There will be no additional open community grantmaking funding opportunities in 2020. Our last COVID-19 opportunity of 2020 will be invitation-only. While no timeline has been established yet, we will be announcing 2021 opportunities via our website and social media.
      • If you would like to partner with Rose Community Foundation in your own philanthropy, consider donating to the COVID-19 R.E.S.P.O.N.D. FUND.
  • Greater Denver giving opportunities

      • For donors interested in giving directly to nonprofits, the Foundation’s Philanthropic Services team can connect you to opportunities that align with your priorities and values. If you would like resources on your own charitable gift planning, please access our planning tools.
      • If you are interested in seeing the full list of local organizations the Foundation has supported in its first two phases of COVID-19 grantmaking, visit our COVID-19 Response page.
  • Other ways to help

      • Help Colorado Now is organizing volunteers statewide. Sign up here. They are also soliciting donations for masks, gloves, cleaning supplies and baby formula.
      • They are specifically seeking former or retired health care workers to help at hospitals, testing sites, or care facilities. Sign up here to volunteer.
      • Mile High United Way is organizing volunteers to help Denver nonprofits.
      • Jewish Family Service is in need of volunteers as well as donations of shelf-stable food, toilet paper, diapers, and wipes.
      • A Little Help is seeking driver volunteers to help older adults.
      • Blood donations are essential to fighting COVID-19. If you you are eligible, make an appointment at a Vitalant donation center or blood drive near you.