Since 2007, Roots & Branches Foundation has granted more than $780,000 to strengthen the Greater Denver and Boulder Jewish and broader communities.

2019 Grant Awards

Total: $53,416

To reduce recidivism rates through support for incarcerated individuals, and their families and communities, as they prepare to reenter society.

Work Options for Women, $16,170 to support the mobile culinary classroom program that provides training opportunities for women impacted by the criminal justice system to enter the culinary workforce.

Second Chance Center, Inc., $18,623 in general operating support for case management, mentoring, and vital resources to assist formerly incarcerated individuals in reestablishing their lives and becoming successful members in the community.

Colorado Circles for Change, $18,623 in general operating support to create a pathway for youth to discover sacred relationships with self, family, and community to reduce juvenile violence and incarceration.

2018 Grant Awards

Total: $60,754

To support organizations and programs that welcome and support immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Casa de Paz, $5,254 of general operating support to provide immediate needs assistance for families and individuals affected by the immigrant detention center for two months.

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, $13,000 to support lawful permanent residents in achieving naturalization and integration into community.

Project Worthmore, $12,500 of general operating support for programs and services that promote community, self-sufficiency and increase the quality of life for refugees.

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, $20,000 to support the project management of volunteer lawyers who provide free legal services in child deportation cases.

DRIVE Project, $10,000 to support workshops that empower immigrants and refugees with the understanding and tools of American government, civic engagement and voter registration, as well as partial funding for a paid internship program.