Started in 2001, Rose Youth Foundation (RYF) is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation that engages Jewish high school students in collaborative grantmaking. The program is youth-led, empowering teens to use the tools of strategic philanthropy to make a difference. Members work together to discuss what it means to give in a Jewish way, explore community issues, determine a funding priority, meet with nonprofit leaders and ultimately determine how to grant $60,000 to improve their community.

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Help us ensure that future generations of young Jewish adults have the opportunity to serve as community leaders by supporting the Rose Youth Foundation endowment. To date, we have raised more than half of our $2 million goal.

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2021-22 RYF Grantmaking

The 2021-22 cohort of Rose Youth Foundation focused its funding on mental health support for survivors of sexual assault who are experiencing homelessness. The members awarded grants to the following organizations:

Mother House ($30,000) To support the partial salary of a full-time mental health professional to help pregnant women and mothers experiencing trauma, particularly from sexual assault.

Servicios de la Raza ($30,000) To support the mission to “provide and advocate for culturally responsive, essential human services and opportunities” in particular, the Domestic Violence and Crime Victim Services (VISTAS) program.

Read the 2022 Report to the Community

2022-23 RYF Cohort

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022-23 RYF cohort. If you are interested in applying for the 2023-24 cohort, please contact Gillian Breuer.