Rose Community Foundation Announces $5.9 Million in Grants from First Half of 2019

Denver, CO — Between January and June 2019, Rose Community Foundation awarded 455 grants totaling over $5.9 million. Of this amount, $2,842,505 was awarded for 67 grants from the Foundation’s program areas to nonprofit organizations, government agencies and projects that promote the well-being of the Greater Denver community. Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation approved 343 grants totaling $1,644,780. Restricted funds housed at the Foundation awarded 45 grants totaling $1,455,500. The Foundation has awarded grants totaling over $293.4 million since its inception in 1995.

The Foundation’s staff, committees and board of trustees authorized the following grants between January 1 and June 30, 2019. Program grants are listed by program area and donor-directed grants are listed alphabetically.



Center for People with Disabilities, $10,000 to support the Beyond Vision Program that helps older adults who are visually impaired or blind remain independent.

Changing the Narrative (an initiative of Rose Community Foundation), $30,000 to support the incorporation of Reframing Aging Elder Abuse messaging into the Changing the Narrative (CTN) campaign and pilot a CTN Justice in Aging track within the criminal justice system.

Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, $8,000 to cover the costs of approximately 1,600 copies of the Senior Law Handbook, a 500+ page legal information and reference guide for Colorado older adults.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, $20,000 to support the CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place – Advancing Better Living for Elders) project that supports low-income older adults aging in place.

Senior Support Services, Inc., $40,000 to support a multi-service day center for low-income and homeless older adults ages 55+ in downtown Denver.

Seniors’ Resource Center, $115,000 to support direct services, including transportation, to help older adults in the Denver metro area remain independent.

Together We Count (fiscally sponsored by Rose Community Foundation), $20,000 to support 2020 Census outreach and engagement across Colorado, including a focus on older adults.

Child and Family Development

Center for Work Education and Employment, $20,000 to support the Career Readiness program, which provides career-focused job training and wraparound services to extremely low-income parents in the Denver metro area.

Clayton Early Learning, $10,000 to conduct a summit to inform new strategies for Colorado’s early childhood professional development initiatives.

Colorado Center on Law and Policy, $72,000 to support the Skills to Compete Coalition and the Assets and Opportunity Network.

Colorado Children’s Campaign, $25,000 to support the public awareness campaign of the “Kindergarten for All” coalition.

Community Action Development Corporation, $8,500 to support low-income families in moving closer to self-sufficiency by connecting them with a community of volunteers to work on a variety of goals set by the families themselves.

Denver Asset Building Coalition, $20,000 to support essential free tax services to low-income people throughout the Denver metro area.

El Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores, $20,000 to support programs that connect immigrant workers and parents of young children with resources, employers, job skills, leadership trainings and support networks, and help them to increase their capacity for economic opportunity and unite to address workplace discrimination through prevention, action and awareness.

Emily Griffith Foundation, $30,000 to support students who are also parents by providing financial assistance and guidance from a student navigator to help them overcome barriers that might otherwise cause them to drop out of the program.

Family Resource Center Association, Family Resource Center Association, $265,000 to support three operational components of the organization: general operating funds for FRCA, the implementation of an impact study in three of the Denver metro centers and support for the network of six family resource centers located the in Denver metro area which provide comprehensive community-based supports to improve the lives of individuals and families.

Family Tree, $10,000 to support Family Tree Housing and Family Stabilization Services which provides crisis intervention, case management, emergency shelter, housing navigation, rent subsidies, supportive services and education/employment guidance to break cycles of poverty.

Gary Community Investments via New York University, $20,000 to develop a variety of tailored research and fiscal analysis options to generate ideas for future early childhood investments and advance priorities around financial sustainability for preschool in Colorado.

Mi Casa Resource Center, $30,000 to support the Career Pathways Program, designed to train, support and connect low-income and low-skilled individuals to career paths that pay a living wage.

mpowered, $15,000 to support financial coaching for families with young children to empower them to transform their financial futures and establish self-sufficiency.

Parent Possible, $11,875 to support the wellness activities and reflective supervision for the Home Visiting cluster.

The Gathering Place, $10,000 to support a daytime drop-in center that serves women, transgender individuals and their children who are experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Warren Village, $50,000 to support a two-generation approach comprised of safe, affordable rental housing, high-quality on-site early childhood education and care, and robust wraparound services to promote sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency for low-income, single-parent families.

Women’s Bean Project, $10,000 to support employment training and life skills programs that provide homeless women stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise.

Work Options for Women, $20,000 to support the Culinary Skills Job Training Program, which provides training in culinary skills, job-readiness and life skills, as well as ongoing support to help individuals obtain and retain sustainable employment and pursue a permanent career.

WorkLife Partnership, $20,000 to support continued progress toward creating socially sustainable communities and thriving workplaces by building a network of Denver Metro employers who understand that confident, healthy and unstressed employees are essential to successful business and prosperous communities.


A+ Colorado (fiscally sponsored by Colorado Nonprofit Development Center), $50,000 to support A+ Colorado’s effort to put data and analysis in the hands of family-facing organizations and advance a broader understanding of education efforts across the Denver metro area.

Academy of Urban Learning, $10,000 to support transportation needs for students experiencing homelessness.

Adams County Youth Initiative, $20,000 to support and scale ACYI’s training institute that provides professional training, coaching, technical assistance and support for educators, partners and staff in Adams County school districts.

Beacon Network Schools, $60,000 to support the Beacon Zone Network of schools with implementation of its personalized learning systems.

Colfax Community Network, $7,500 to support after-school and summer programming for children in grades K-5.

Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists, $5,000 to support the program evaluation of the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists.

Colorado Youth for Change, $25,000 to support Futures Academy, a GED and concurrent enrollment program for students ages 17-21 who dropped out of high school or had too few credits to earn a high school diploma in a traditional manner, to pursue post-secondary education or training.

Denver Green School, $50,000 to support the staff development of the newly opened Denver Green School (DGS) Northfield by collaborating as a team and working with staff from the DGS original campus.

Denver Public Schools Foundation, $40,500 to support an evaluation of the quality and alignment of curriculum for schools in the Northeast Denver Innovation Zone.

EnCorps Inc., $50,000 to support the launch of the STEM Teachers Fellowship, which will recruit, select, train and support STEM professionals transitioning to K-12 teaching in underserved schools.

Mile High United Way, $20,000 to support the United Neighborhoods’ Leadership Advisory Council by providing support to the parents in the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods and to prepare parent engagement plans for two new partner schools in Adams County.

St. Vrain Valley School District, $50,000 to support the acceleration of Advanced Placement course participation and performance among St. Vrain Valley Schools students, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds., $300,000 to support the development and implementation of TEACH Colorado, a teacher recruitment system to increase the quantity, quality and diversity of teachers in classrooms across Colorado.

Urban Peak, $10,000 to support Urban Peak’s Education and Employment programming.

Teacher-Informed Solutions on Performance Evaluation to support funded opportunities for teachers to develop and implement micro-pilots that fit within and explore the possibilities and limitations of Colorado’s teacher performance evaluation system in their home communities.

  • Academy of Urban Learning, $5,000
  • Falcon School District 49, $1,500
  • Fox Meadow Middle School , $6,500
  • Glenwood Springs Elementary School, $1,500
  • Legacy High School, $5,000
  • Leroy Elementary, $5,000
  • Manual High School, $6,500
  • Pagosa Springs Middle School, $13,000
  • Palmer High School, $1,000


Center for Care Innovations, $95,000 to support the development of a Colorado Innovation Community focused on improving the health, experience and lives of underserved individuals and families.

CHARG Resource Center, $10,000 to support CHARG Resource Center’s Drop-In Center, which serves individuals managing mental illness with the goal of building a community around mental wellness.

Clínica Colorado, $10,000 to support the launch of the Colorado Safety Net Collaborative, a group of small community clinics seeking to increase coordination, efficiencies and impact.

Clínica Tepeyac, $74,929 to support Clínica Tepeyac in establishing a comprehensive compliance structure as part of its transition to Federally Qualified Health Center status.

Colorado Center on Law and Policy, $12,500 to support CCLP’s search process for a new Executive Director.

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, $100,000 to support policy advocacy toward greater health care affordability by identifying and promoting public policy changes to control premium and out-of-pocket costs for Colorado consumers.

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, $50,000 to support the Two-Gen Comp Sex Ed program delivering sexual education to adults and youth from Latinx households, fostering frank conversations and strong reproductive health outcomes.

Fund for a Healthier Colorado, $93,922 to support the creation of a shared space and collaborative work environment for Colorado health policy nonprofits.

Healthy Child Care Colorado, $20,000 to support programming and a strategic planning process for the statewide hub for child care health consultation in Colorado.

Mental Health Colorado, $42,259 to support the development and pursuit of a policy agenda to promote early childhood mental health consultation in Colorado.

Mental Health Colorado, $67,500 to support policy advocacy toward greater health care affordability by identifying and promoting public policy changes to control premiums and out-of-pocket costs for Colorado consumers.

Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver, $20,000 to support the development, implementation and evaluation of a follow-up and care management system to improve the therapy utilization rate and reduce additional barriers to accessing mental health care.

Step Denver, $10,000            to support residential addiction recovery programs at Step Denver, which serves homeless and low-income men with sustained addiction recovery.

Urban Peak, $15,000 to support the provision of long-acting reversible contraceptives to female youth accessing Urban Peak services.

Vuela for Health, $50,000 to support the expansion of the Youth Mental Health First Aid curriculum, which educates parents and trusted adults on common mental health challenges for youth and enables participants to recognize and assist adolescents experiencing challenges.

Jewish Life

Beth Jacob High School, $47,320 to support the renovation of the Ethel A. Beren building’s kosher kitchens which provide food service to dorm residents, students, faculty and guests.

Boulder Jewish Community Center, $5,000 to support the 2019 growing season of Boulder JCC’s Milk & Honey Farm, which donates much of the produce grown onsite to organizations working directly with low-income individuals and those experiencing homelessness.

CU Boulder Hillel, $70,000 to support the continued programmatic growth of CU Boulder Hillel through the hiring of two additional staff members, a Director of Jewish Student Life and an Innovation Specialist Springboard Fellow.

Jewish Family Service of Colorado, $30,000 to support the Rapid Re-Housing Program and the Emergency Assistance Program.

Judaism Your Way, $75,000 to support the capacity of the organization to implement high priority activities that emerged from strategic planning, including training two additional Rabbis in the Torah of Inclusion and increasing staff capacity to expand the number of life cycle events.

Kabbalah Experience, $80,000 to support the hiring of an executive director and the transition of the founder of Kabbalah Experience to a new role.

KAHAL: Your Jewish Home Abroad, $16,000 to support the organization’s presence at University of Denver and CU Boulder, giving Jewish students studying abroad resources, tools and connections to connect with the Jewish community and deepen their Jewish identity.

Roots and Branches Foundation (an initiative of Rose Community Foundation), $120,200 to support Roots & Branches Foundation, a six-month collaborative, strategic philanthropy program for Jewish young adults 25-40 years old.

Rose Community Foundation, $99,500 to support strategy review and development by an outside consultant for Rose Community Foundation’s Jewish Life program area.

Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, $10,000 to support LGBTQ inclusion and engagement programming in the Jewish community.

Temple Emanuel, $10,000 to support continued participation as a host congregation for families experiencing homelessness as part of Family Promise of Greater Denver.

Hazon Restricted Fund

  • Ekar, $10,000 to support GrowTorah’s development of educational Torah garden programs for Jewish schools and communal organizations.


Association of Fundraising Professionals, $12,500 to support National Philanthropy Day in Colorado, which recognizes activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations and others engaged in philanthropy.

Colorado Nonprofit Association, $5,000 to support the “Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund” tax checkoff, which creates a new system of charitable giving through state income tax filing.

PEAK Grantmaking, $2,500 to support the PEAK2019 Conference in Denver, which supports grant management professionals in the philanthropic sector.

Together Denver, $10,000 to support the No on 300 Campaign in the City and County of Denver.


Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, $5,000 to support Afrik Impact 2019, which celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora in Colorado and honors its members’ accomplishments.

Denver Children’s Choir, $1,000 to support the Harmony of Children: Who We Are concert, which focuses on bringing together people of different races, cultures, sexual orientations and economic backgrounds in harmony.

International Rescue Committee Denver, $2,000 to support the Refugees in the Arts event, which aims to build bridges between communities, celebrate the contributions of refugees in Colorado and provide opportunities for women from the We Can Do It! psychosocial support program to participate in planning efforts and showcase their accomplishments and artwork.

Mile High Ministries, $5,000 to support quarterly asylum workshops to better prepare asylum seekers for immigration court or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Project Worthmore, $2,500 to support the Our Neighbors, Ourselves art gallery, which brings compassionate artists together and celebrates the inherent value and dignity of human life through diverse creative expressions.


Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, $360,000 to support a two-year, two-pronged study aimed at improving heart function in children with congenital heart disease by identifying effective compounds and testing the impact of physical exercise.

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, $50,000 to support the purchase of new software for the ultrasound machine and laboratory equipment for the Pediatric Rheumatology Program.

Denver Health & Hospitals Foundation, $68,000 to support the purchase of rehabilitation exercise devices in the Physical Therapy department and to develop a restricted fund that will issue needs-based vouchers to patients for their arthritis equipment needs.

Kavod Senior Life, $68,000 to support the purchase of exercise equipment, door handle replacements on all campus apartments and wraparound equipment that will improve patient care, quality of life and independence.

National Jewish Health, $200,000 to support the completion of the entire protocol for the Reverse HFpEF study, including cardiac testing and analysis, laboratory studies, dietary interventions and monitoring, research coordinator time, biostatistical support and publication.

National Jewish Health, $60,000 to support the purchase of clinical and research equipment for arthritis, which will allow for earlier diagnoses and improved precision patient care.

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, $110,000 to support the purchase of a QuantaLyser robotic workstation that processes high volumes of blood samples, allowing for cost effective population screening of blood markers for arthritis in both research and clinical care.

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, $75,000 to support a bioinformatic and laboratory expert to identify unique heart failure signatures from the genetic and RNA sequencing.

University of Colorado Center for Women’s Health Research, $300,000 to support the completion of year one of the “Sex Differences and Effects of Insufficient Sleep on Cardiovascular Fitness and Insulin Action” study and to award two $50,000 interdisciplinary seed grants for cardiovascular disease research in women’s health and sex differences.

LIVE ON | LIFE & LEGACY (in partnership with The Harold Grinspoon Foundation)

Organizations participating in Live On | LIFE & LEGACY were given the opportunity to receive a $1,000 bonus grant for reaching their Year One goals by Dec. 31, 2018. Seventeen of 28 organizations qualified, and either received the bonus grant in December 2018 or in February 2019. 2019 recipients are listed below:

  • Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States, $1,000
  • BMH Congregation, $1,000
  • B’nai Havurah, CJRF, $1,000
  • Boulder Jewish Community Center, $1,000
  • Congregation Har HaShem, $1,000
  • DAT Minyan, $1,000
  • Denver Community Kollel, $1,000
  • JEWISHcolorado, $1,000
  • Judaism Your Way, $1,000
  • Shalom Park, $1,000


Casa de Paz, $6,000 to support immediate housing and basic needs assistance for people affected by immigration detention in hopes of reuniting families separated by detention and providing support to those recently released.

Clínica Tepeyac, $10,000 to support children in immigrant and refugee families in accessing high-quality, culturally responsive, integrated health and mental health services regardless of a patient’s insurance coverage or ability to pay.

DAVA – Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, $12,000 to support the Job Training in the Arts and Technology Program for middle and high school students through arts education with a focus on leadership and positive youth development.

ECDC African Community Center of Denver, $5,000 to support the Driving Opportunity Program, a female-centered driving class and on-road instruction designed to best meet the cultural and religious needs of immigrant and refugee women working towards attaining a driver’s license.

Project Worthmore, $12,000 to support an additional adult English class to meet the needs of refugee students on the road to self-sufficiency.

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, $15,000 to support the Children’s Program that provides free legal services to immigrant children in deportation proceedings, to youth eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and to abused, abandoned or neglected immigrant children.


Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation made 343 grants totaling $1,644,780.

( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

The Access Fund

Access Reproductive Care – Southeast

ACE Scholarships

Achilles International

Active Minds

Adaptive Adventures

Aish Denver

The Algemeiner

Alumni of the Rabbinical College Knesseth

Israel of Slabodka Kowno

Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter

American Cancer Society, Great West Division

American Friends of Darche Noam

American Friends of Magen David Adom
Western Region

American Friends of Yeshiva Tiferet Inc.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

American Jewish World Service

Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program

Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith

Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States
Regional Office (5)

The Art Base (2)

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Aspen Music Festival and School

The Aspen Strong Foundation

Aspen Waldorf Foundation

Association of Waldorf Schools of North

Austin City Limits

Bayaud Enterprises

Beauty Bus Foundation

The Bell Policy Center

Beth El Temple of West Hartford

Beth Jacob Congregation

Birthright Israel Foundation

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (2)

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Rocky
Mountain Region

B’nai Havurah – CJRF (2)

Book Trust

Boulder Community Hospital Foundation

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

Breakthrough Kent Denver

Brent Eley Foundation

Cancer League of Colorado Foundation

Carbondale Arts (2)

CareerWise Colorado

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2)

Celebrate the Beat

Center for the Arts Evergreen

Center for Women’s Health Research,
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical

Chabad Lubavitch of Colorado-Bais

Chai Lifeline

Cherry Creek Theatre Company

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation (3)

Christ Chapel

Clínica Tepeyac

The Colorado Children’s Chorale

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (2)

Colorado Democracy Network

Colorado Hispanic Bar Association

Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical

Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (6)

Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Colorado Public Radio (2)

Colorado Symphony Association (2)

Colorado Wild Public Lands

Colorado Youth for Change

Common Cause Education Fund

Community College of Denver

Community College of Denver Foundation

Congregation Beis Shmuel Chabad

Congregation Beth Menachem of Glogev

Congregation Nevei Kodesh

CORE Torah

Craig Hospital Foundation (3)

Creede Repertory Theatre

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America,
Rocky Mountain Chapter


DAVA – Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (2)

Delta Eta Boule Foundation

Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Denver Art Museum (2)

Denver Community Kollel

The Denver Foundation

The Denver Hospice

Denver Jewish Day School (2)

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Denver Public Schools Foundation

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Denver Urban Gardens (2)

The Denver Waldorf School

East Denver Eruv

East High School

Echo Foundation

EFRAT – Committee for the Rescue of Israel’s

Elevating Connections (2)

Emergency Family Assistance Association


Everytown for Gun Safety

Firefly Autism (2)

Food Bank of the Rockies

Foundation for National Progress

Friends of Chabad Lubavitch San Diego

Friends of Man

Girl Scouts of Colorado

Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Global Education Fund

Global Kindness

Global Livingston Institute


Grand Foundation

Green Chimneys

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

Hebrew Educational Alliance (2)

High Country News

Hillel of Colorado

Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life,
University of Michigan

Horizons at Colorado Academy

Icahn School of Medicine

Impact on Education

Independence Pass Foundation

Indiana University Foundation

Institute for Dayanim


Jason’s Friends Foundation

The Jewish Experience (3)

Jewish Family and Children Services of
Greater Philadelphia

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (11)

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Jewish Jumpstart

Jewish National Fund

Jewish National Fund, Mountain States Region (5)

JEWISHcolorado (10)

The Joyce D & Andrew J Mandell Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center

JQ International

Judaism Your Way (2)

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Los
Angeles Chapter

Kabbalah Experience

Kavod Senior Life (3)

The Kempe Foundation

Keshet of the Rockies


Kolel Shas Yiden

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado

LEAP Innovations

Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado

Link Hands for Humanity

The Listen Foundation

LOCAL Theater Company

The Logan School for Creative Learning (2)

LuBird’s Light Foundation

Marshall Direct Fund

Melanoma Research Foundation (3)

Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles (2)

Mile High Early Learning

Mile High United Way

Milken Institute

Ministry Essentials

Mizel Institute (3)

Most Precious Blood Parish

Moving Traditions

National Institute for Medical Assistant

National Jewish Health (3)

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado
Wyoming Chapter (2)

Navy Seal Foundation

Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society

New Era Colorado Foundation

New Legacy Charter High School

New York University, School of Law

Northfield Mount Hermon School

Old Town Artisan Studios

Opera Colorado


PEF Israel Endowment Fund

Pico Shul

Pinnacol Foundation

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

Princeton University

Project PAVE

Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation

Re:Vision International


Restoration Outreach Programs

Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust

Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration

Rise Up Yoga

Roaring Fork Conservancy

Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy
Network (2)

Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society
and Beck Archives (2)

Rocky Mountain PBS (2)

Rose Andom Center (7)

Rose Community Foundation (3)

Rose Community Foundation, Community
Action Fund (2)

Rose Community Foundation, Community Fund for Intergenerational and Senior Programming


ROSIES Foundation (2)

Saint John’s Cathedral

Samuel A. Fryer Yavneh Hebrew Academy (2)

Sasa Harambee

Servicios De La Raza

Shalom Park (8)

Shining Stars Foundation (2)

St. Louis Kollel

Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (3)


Stanley British Primary School

Stepping Stones of the Roaring Fork Valley

Storahtelling Lab Shul Inc.

Sustainable Settings

Taoist Tai Chi Society of the United States of

Teach for America

Temple Emanuel (3)

Temple Micah

Tennyson Center for Children

Theater Mitu

There With Care

Thriive, Inc.

Tomchei Shabbos of Denver

Tower Cancer Research Foundation

Trips for Kids Denver Metro (2)

TSNE Missionworks

Tufts University

Two Angels Foundation

University of Colorado Foundation (2)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

University of Michigan

University of Puget Sound

Urban Peak

US Speedskating

Vail Health

Valley Settlement

Valley View Hospital Foundation

Volunteers of America


We Don’t Waste

Western Stock Show Association

Westside Kollel

Wilderness Workshop


Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts

Women’s Health

Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudic Seminary of

Youth Employment Academy

Youth on Record