Rose Community Foundation is committed to supporting equitable COVID-19 vaccine administration in the Greater Denver region. The Foundation has funded several efforts to increase access to the vaccine, specifically in communities that are experiencing barriers to access and/or have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Vaccine Equity Fund

Eight Colorado foundations, including Rose Community Foundation, have launched Together We Protect, Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund. The Fund provides grants ranging from $10,000 – $100,000 to support community-based organizations, working in partnership with state-contracted vaccine providers, to provide culturally relevant and localized outreach to ensure communities that face systemic barriers have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce

The Foundation is supporting the Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce, a statewide convening of diverse leaders committed to ensuring that all groups – regardless of race, ethnicity, ability or other factors – have all the facts to make informed decisions about the safety of vaccines, and to hold leaders accountable for ensuring access to vaccines for all.

Informed Communities Fund

Colorado Media Project is offering grants of $5,000 to $10,000 to selected Colorado journalism outlets to support local reporting and community engagement that helps ensure communities of color and other marginalized groups have access to accurate, culturally relevant local news about the COVID-19 vaccine. A coalition of Colorado funders is supporting this grant opportunity through CMP’s Informed Communities Fund at Rose Community Foundation.

Vaccine deployment and clinic support

The Foundation provided funding to community organizations hosting vaccine clinics prior to the launch of the Together We Protect Fund. The Foundation has supported the following nonprofits and health care centers that are hosting pop-up vaccine clinics for those who have been most impacted by COVID-19, including communities of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income individuals and people experiencing homelessness:

  • 9Health Fair
  • Adelante Community Development
  • African Chamber of Commerce of Colorado USA
  • African Leadership Group via Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
  • Athmar Park Neighborhood Association
  • Aurora Economic Opportunity Coalition
  • Aurora Mental Health Center
  • be well Health and Wellness Initiative via The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities
  • Center for African American Health
  • Colorado Safety Net Collaborative via Clinica Colorado
    • Ardas Family Medicine
    • Carin’ Clinic
    • Colorado Primary Care Clinic, Inc.
    • DAWN Clinic
    • Doctors Care
    • Every Child Pediatrics
    • Family Medicine Clinic for Health Equity (FMC-CAHEP)
    • Hopelight Medical Clinic
    • Kids First Health Care
    • St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry
  • Filipino-American Community of Colorado
  • Foothills Regional Housing
  • The Gyedi Project via OMNI Institute
  • Inner City Health Center
  • Jefferson Center for Mental Health
  • Living Water Ministry Outreach
  • Mental Health Center of Denver
  • Metro Caring
  • Mi Casa Resource Center
  • Mongolian School of Colorado
  • New Life Christian Center
  • Project Angel Heart
  • The Senior Hub
  • Servicios De La Raza
  • Street Fraternity
  • Village Exchange Center

Vaccine Communications Roundtable

The Vaccine Communications Roundtable aims to create effective collaboration between groups that are messaging to communities of color to build confidence in and reduce hesitancy around the COVID-19 vaccine. The group is made up of community-based organizations that work with Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native/Indigenous and Asian American Coloradans, with the goal of aligning their various vaccine outreach efforts.