Donor Update on Colorado’s Afghan Evacuee Support Fund

The Colorado Afghan Evacuee Support Fund, hosted by Rose Community Foundation, works to ensure that Colorado is prepared to welcome Afghan evacuees and connect them with community resources.

Rose Community Foundation recently held a webinar with Governor Jared Polis updating donors on grantmaking from the Fund. Thanks to generous contributions from donors across the community, the Fund recently distributed $1.14 million to Colorado nonprofit organizations that are welcoming and providing essential support to Afghan evacuees.

“There are many needs that only philanthropy can fill,” said Governor Polis. “Thanks to Rose Community Foundation for being able to deploy these dollars. Here in Colorado, we know that our immigrant and refugee communities strengthen the very fabric of who we are.”

The webinar also included a panel of grantee organizations who shared about their work with Afghan newcomers and ways to get involved.

“We’re proud of our longstanding support of, and partnerships with, local immigrant and refugee serving organizations,” said Rose Community Foundation President and CEO Lindy Eichenbaum Lent. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Governor Polis and the state of Colorado to ensure there are resources for the organizations that are welcoming and providing support to Afghan newcomers.”

To learn more about the organizations supporting refugees and immigrants, we encourage you to watch the video below. For donors interested in supporting future needs around Afghan evacuees, more information can be found here.


Huma Babak Ebadi, Executive Director, Muslim Youth for Positive Impact

Linda Foster, President & CEO, Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Meg Saragia-Barritt, Integration Partnerships Coordinator at the Colorado Refugee Services Program

Jennifer Hendrick Wilson, Executive Director, International Rescue Committee Denver

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