$4.2 Million Granted to Community So Far in 2016

Denver, CO—During the first six months of 2016, Rose Community Foundation awarded 318 grants totaling more than $4.2 million. Of this amount, $2,855,638 was awarded for 65 grants from Rose Community Foundation’s program areas to nonprofit organizations, government agencies and projects that support the health and well-being of the Greater Denver community. Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation approved 253 grants totaling $1,381,879. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $246 million since its inception in 1995.

The Foundation’s staff, committees and board of trustees authorized the following grants between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016:

*Program grants are listed by program area and donor-directed grants are listed alphabetically. Locations indicate the organization’s headquarters, not necessarily the geographic area served.



Boulder County CareConnect (Boulder): $20,000 to promote independent living of older adults living in Boulder County through its Carry-Out Caravan, Fix-it Program and Medical Mobility Program.

Catholic Charities (Denver): $20,000 for case management services to low-income older adults and their caregivers in the Denver metro area.

Coal Creek Meals on Wheels (Lafayette): $5,000 for home delivered meals to homebound older adults in East Boulder County.

Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (Denver): $50,000 to the Benefits in Action project to inform, counsel and assist older adults to access and apply for federal, state and local public benefits.

Continuing Legal Education in Colorado (Denver): $8,000 for the printing of an updated Senior Law Handbook.

Grantmakers in Aging (Arlington, VA): $3,700 to support the activities of this national association that focuses on aging issues.

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $130,000 for the Senior Solutions Department to offer a menu of in-home services so that older adults can remain in their own homes and maintain their independence.

Longmont Meals on Wheels (Longmont): $42,015 to support its home delivered meals program for homebound older adults in the Longmont community and to increase the volume of meals prepared at the organization. The Herbert and Judy Paige Family Foundation gave an additional $8,750 to increase the volume of meals prepared at the organization.

Meals on Wheels of Boulder (Boulder): $50,000 for a program that delivers meals to homebound older adults in Boulder.

Project Angel Heart (Denver): $66,350 for a program that delivers meals to homebound older adults in the Greater Denver community and to increase the volume of meals prepared at the organization. The Herbert and Judy Paige Family Foundation gave an additional $8,750 to increase the volume of meals prepared at the organization.

The Senior Hub (Federal Heights): $170,000 over two years to provide a menu of direct services to low-income older adults living in Adams and Arapahoe counties and surrounding areas.

TLC Meals on Wheels (Centennial): $20,250 for a program that delivers meals to homebound older adults in the Centennial area and to increase the volume of meals prepared at the organization. The Herbert and Judy Paige Family Foundation gave an additional $8,750 to increase the volume of meals prepared at the organization.

Volunteers of America Colorado Branch (Denver): $131,250 for a program that delivers meals to homebound older adults in the Greater Denver community and to increase the volume of meals prepared at the organization. The Herbert and Judy Paige Family Foundation gave an additional $8,750 to increase the volume of meals prepared at the organization.

Child and Family Development

The Aspen Institute (Aspen): $25,000 for the Ascend program, a two-generation approach to move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security in Colorado.

Center for Work Education and Employment (Denver): $20,000 for assisting vulnerable parents to obtain and retain employment.

Colorado Center on Law and Policy (Denver): $49,000 to support the leadership of the Skills to Compete Colorado Coalition and its new role as state leader of the Assets and Opportunity Network.

Denver Asset Building Coalition (Denver): $30,000 to provide free tax preparation, financial education and financial services to low-income people in Denver and Aurora.

El Centro Humanitario (Denver): $25,000 to support intensive trainings and increased acccess to employment opportunies for immigrant women.

Family Tree (Wheat Ridge): $20,000 for multigenerational work providing access to afforable housing and employment guidance services to vulnerable populations.

The Gathering Place (Denver): $5,259 to support participation in the Denver Women’s Collaborative, which helps women and children to gain and sustain social, economic and emotional well-being.

Mi Casa Resource Center (Denver): $20,000 to advance economic success through employment and training for Latino families.

Mpowered (Denver): $15,000 to support comprehensive financial coaching to low-income families.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver):

  • $6,000 for a consultant to write an article about Early Milestones Colorado for The Foundation Review.
  • $5,000 for a consultant to help with documentation and development of 2016 cluster priorities in the Child and Family Development Program Area.

Stride (Lakewood): $10,000 to help families become self supporting through individualized case management services.

Warren Village (Denver): $40,000 to provide comprehensive services to low-income, single-parents and their children working to move beyond the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

Work Options for Women (Denver): $10,000 for a program that helps impoverished women gain the skills and confidence they need to work their way out of poverty and become gainfully and permanently employed in the food service industry.

WorkLife Partnership (Denver): $20,000 to support a program for employers to retain valued employees by training them to overcome barriers and connecting them to appropriate services.


Colorado BioScience Institute (Denver): $15,000 for Research Experience for Teachers (RET), an intensive professional development program providing Denver educators with bioscience laboratory experience.

Colorado Youth for a Change (Denver): $35,000 to support the Futures Academy, a school for at-risk students run in partnership with Aurora Public Schools.

Denver Public Schools Foundation (Denver): $39,230 to launch the McAuliffe International Schools Innovation Management Organization.

Empower Schools (Boston, MA): $150,000 to launch a Denver Public Schools (DPS) Innovation Zone known as the Luminary Learning Network (LLN).

Grantmakers for Education (Portland, OR): $30,000 for the Grantmakers in Education Annual Conference to be held in Denver, Colorado.

Grantmakers for Education (Portland, OR): $3,000 to support the activities of this national association dedicated to improving educational outcomes and increasing opportunities for all learners.

Mapleton Public Schools (Denver): $50,000 for the Academic Parent Teachers Team (APTT), a research-based program to enhance parent engagement and student attainment of state standards.

Public Education & Business Coalition (Denver): $100,000 to support the merging and alignment of the Boettcher Teacher Residency (BTR) and Stanley Teacher Prep (STP) teacher residency programs.

Rocky Mountain Preparatory School (Denver): $100,000 for charter and district schools to work in partnership to develop teaching fellowship programs.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver):

  • $15,000 to support a collaborative pilot project to address Latino student “summer melt,” when students who intended to attend college fail to enroll in or attend classes.
  • $5,000 for the Surge Institute Breakfast regarding the recruitment of teachers of color in the Denver Public Schools.
  • $2,500 for a consultant to advise on a teacher advocacy expansion project.

STRIVE Preparatory Schools (Denver): $99,550 for embedded professional development that better meets the needs of special populations, including English Language Learners, students who perform below grade level and students with disabilities.

Teach for America (TFA) (Denver): $50,000 to support TFA’s Colorado Diversity Initiative (CDI) to ensure all students receive an equitable education.

Together Colorado (Denver): $40,000 to organize parents, school leaders, teachers and community members in Northeast Denver around school improvement in the newly organized Northeast Denver Shared Enrollment Zone.

University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs (Denver): $1,500 to support the 2016 CU Denver Buechner Breakfast.

University of Colorado Foundation (Denver): $15,000 for a case study of public innovation schools and their school leaders.

University of Colorado Foundation (Denver): $5,000 to support the Colorado Education Policy Fellowship Program housed within the School of Public Affairs.


10.10.10 (Denver): $25,000 to co-host an event to encourage new ideas in health care in Denver.

Civic Canopy (Denver): $750 for a meeting of Colorado stakeholders regarding the Child Health System Transformation Initiative.

Colorado Access (Denver): $305,316 over two years to launch and evaluate the delivery of telemental health[1] services to pregnant and post-partum women.

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (Denver): $20,000 to support the improvement of health care access for justice-involved people through a pilot in the 18th Judicial District (Arapahoe and Douglas Counties).

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (Denver): $40,000 over two years for health care policy advocacy by and for disabled individuals through the Chair at the Table project.

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (Denver): $37,500 to build upon findings of the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) evaluation to include research on the Medicaid client perspective.

Colorado Digital Health (Englewood): $75,000 to promote the development of digital health technologies that meet the needs of providers who care for vulnerable populations.

Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (Denver): $17,800 to create a three-year plan for a collective effort to build upon the success of Colorado’s Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy.

Corporation for Supportive Housing (New York, NY): $40,000 for a housing program with easy access to help tenants to stay housed and healthy financed through a pay for success model in Denver.

Dental Aid (Lafayette): $41,230 to further develop the community-based dental services program and the provision of telehealth[2] services for hygiene in Boulder Valley School District.

Mental Health Colorado (Denver): $50,000 to support the development of a strategy to promote the availability of school-based mental health services.

Rose Foundation (Denver): $1,000 for a reception and learning session for medical and mental health staff at federally qualified health centers regarding children’s mental health.

Yondorf & Associates (Denver): $1,838 for editing services for the Foundation staff’s abstract regarding the Early Childhood Funders Network published in the Foundation Review in 2016.

Jewish Life

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $78,300 to support the recruitment costs for a new Chief Executive Officer.

Jewish Federations of North America (New York): $2,500 to support leadership activities.

Jewish Funders Network (New York): $2,500 to support the activities of this national association that promotes thoughtful philanthropy among Jewish funders.

Judaism Your Way (Denver): $93,500 over three years to support a new development director and a market research study about program participants and supporters.

OneTable (New York): $115,000 over 18 months for a new Denver and Boulder OneTable web platform, coaches, and local staff to promote custom, peer-led Shabbat dinner experiences for young adults.

Rose Youth Foundation (Denver, CO): $135,800 over two years for a program for students in grades 10-12 that asks them to use their Jewish values and the tools of strategic philanthropy to make a real difference in the Greater Denver community. Rose Youth Foundation is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation.


Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation made 253 grants totaling $1,381,879.

( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

100 Club of Colorado

A Precious Child

Action Mobility Foundation

Aish Denver

Alliance for Children Foundation

Alliance for Sustainable Colorado

ALS Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter

Alumni of the Rabbinical College Knesseth Israel of Slabodka Kowno

Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter

American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem

American Friends of Yahad-In Unum

American Friends of Yeshiva High School Kiryat Arba

Anatomy in Clay Centers

Anchor Center for Blind Children

Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation

Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region (4)

The Art Base (2)

Arthritis Foundation

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Aspen Community Foundation

The Aspen Institute

Aspen Jewish Congregation

Avenues for Justice, Andrew Glover Youth Program

Beth El Synagogue

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Bronx Community Charter School

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 92)

Center for Jewish Family Life

Center for the Arts Evergreen

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

The Children’s Museum of Denver

Clinica Family Health Services

Colorado African Organization

Colorado Cancer Research

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (2)

Colorado Impact Initiative

Colorado Infectious Diseases Society of America

Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (2)

Colorado Open Lands

Colorado Public Radio (3)

Colorado Symphony Association

Community Builders Fund

Congregation Beth Menachem of Glogev

Connecticut College

Conservation Colorado Education Fund

Council of Young Jewish Presidents

Craig Hospital Foundation

Creede Repertory Theatre

Dartmouth College

Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness (2)

Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (2)

Denver Art Museum (2)

Denver Community Kollel

Denver Film Society

The Denver Foundation

Denver Health Foundation (2)

The Denver Hospice (2)

Denver Jewish Day School (4)

Denver Rescue Mission

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Denver Urban Gardens

Denver Zoological Foundation

Doctors Care

Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency of Denver


Emergency Family Assistance Association (2)

Energy Outreach Colorado

English in Action

Every Nation Ministries

Feeding America

Food and Water Watch

Forward Steps Foundation

Freedom Service Dogs

Friends of Manual

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces – L.A. Chapter

Friends of Yemin Orde

Global Fund for Women

Global Kindness

GO Campaign

Graland Country Day School

Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel

Hartley Film Foundation

Harvard Divinity School

Hebrew Educational Alliance

High Country News

Honor Good Deeds

Horizons (3)

Harvard Women’s Fund

Institute for Dayanim

Jerusalem U

Jewish Education Center of South Florida

The Jewish Experience

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (7)

Jewish National Fund, Mountain States Region (2)

Jewish Women’s Archive

JEWISHcolorado (5)

JQ International

Judaism Your Way (5)

Judi’s House (2)

Kavod Senior Life

Ken-Caryl Ranch Foundation

Keshet of the Rockies

Kids First Healthcare

League of Women Voters of Denver Education Fund

Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter

The Listen Foundation

The Logan School for Creative Learning

The Manaus Fund

Maria Droste Counseling Center

Melanoma Research Foundation (2)

Mental Health Center of Denver

Mercy Housing

Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles

Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation

Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers

Mile High United Way

Milken Institute

Mizel Arts & Culture Center

Mizel Museum (2)

Moving Traditions (2)

Music Associates of Aspen

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation

Nathan Yip Foundation

National Jewish Health (2)

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter

National Parks Conservation Association

National Rowing Foundation

National Yiddish Book Center

Neshama Center

New Israel Fund

Northfield Mount Hermon School

Opera Colorado

Pathfinder International

Pinnacol Foundation

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (2)

The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center

The Private Redemption Foundation

Project Angel Heart (2)

Project Worthmore

Protect Our Defenders Foundation

Qualistar Colorado

Reach Out and Read Colorado

RedLine (2)

Resource Generation

Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Foundation

Roaring Fork Conservancy

Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (2)

Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives

Rocky Mountain PBS (2)

Rose Andom Center

Rose Community Foundation

Rose Youth Foundation

Rose Youth Foundation Endowment

Roses In Concrete

Saint John’s Cathedral

Samuel A. Fryer Yavneh Hebrew Academy (3)

Senior Assistance Center

Shalom Cares (5)

Slingshot Fund

Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning

Stanley British Primary School

Starting Hearts

Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – Los Angeles County

Taoist Tai Chi Society of the United States of America

Teach for America

Temple Emanuel (4)

Temple Micah

Temple Sinai

Third Sector New England (2)

Third Way Center

The UCLA Foundation (3)

The University of Arizona Foundation

University of Colorado Foundation (3)

University of Denver

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

University of Puget Sound

Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America Colorado Branch

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies

Walking Mountains Science Center (2)

Warm Cookies of the Revolution

Warren Village (2)

Westside Kollel

Women Donors Network

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado


Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudic Seminary of Denver


Zimmer Children’s Museum


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[1] Telemental health harnesses information technology to connect doctors and health care providers with patients in different — sometimes far distant — locations. Technologies to deliver telemental health include computers and tablets, smart phones, the Internet (particularly broadband service), videoconferencing and wireless communication.


[2] Telehealth harnesses information technology to connect doctors and health care providers with patients in different — sometimes far distant — locations. Technologies to deliver telehealth include computers and tablets, smart phones, the Internet (particularly broadband service), videoconferencing and wireless communication.