Why Choose a Community Foundation

With more than two decades of experience in philanthropy, we help generous individuals, families and groups create positive change through their giving.

For over 25 years, we have helped people make an impact through their giving.
What is a community Foundation?

A community foundation is a public charity (501c3) that supports nonprofits and donor giving, typically in a specific geographic region. Community foundations bring together the financial resources of families, individuals and organizations who care about a specific place, making grants and supporting donor giving to address community needs and fund local nonprofits through donor-advised funds, nonprofit endowment building, giving circles, and more.

The Benefits of Rose Community Foundation

Our team deeply understands the challenges and opportunities facing the Greater Denver region and has longstanding relationships with nonprofit organizations and policymakers that are working to strengthen our community. For donors seeking a locally informed and connected philanthropic partner, working with Rose Community Foundation is a flexible, efficient, and tax-effective way to take your giving farther.

Since our founding in 1995, we have granted more than $368 million to over 2,000 organizations and initiatives, including supporting our donor-advised fundholders in granting $65 million to the nonprofits they care about.

What is a Donor-Advise Fund?

A donor-advised fund is a charitable giving account through which an individual, family or business can make donations or grants to nonprofits of their choosing. Upon opening or contributing assets to the fund, donors receive an immediate tax-deduction and can then recommend grants from their fund at any time.

Assets in the fund may be invested and grow tax-free, increasing your charitable giving over time. All administrative, accounting, and reporting responsibilities are undertaken by our team, leaving you free to focus on giving.

When you open a fund with us, you join a community of donors who are making an impact on the causes they care about most. Our team can help you explore fund and giving options based on your goals.

“The support we’ve received from the staff at Rose has been invaluable, and it’s rewarding to learn how to ensure our grants have the highest impact possible.”

The Donor Experience

As a fundholder with Rose Community Foundation you will receive:

  • Personalized service from philanthropic advisors who know your giving needs

  • The ability to manage your fund online 24/7 through our donor portal

  • Resources to help you refine your giving strategy, including webinars, giving guides and  toolkits

  • Invitations to events where you will learn about philanthropy, local issues, and the work of our nonprofit partners

  • Support in creating a meaningful and lasting charitable legacy

Our team works closely with donors to amplify their generosity and would welcome the opportunity to discuss why partnering with a community foundation could be right for you. Contact us to learn more.

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