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Rose Community Foundation Announces Grants from First Six Months of 2012

Denver, CO – During the first and second quarters of 2012, Rose Community Foundation awarded 242 grants totaling nearly $5.9 million. Of this amount, $3,065,740 was awarded for 87 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. In addition, 155 grants totaling $2,825,938 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $183 million sine its inception in 1995.

The Foundation’s board of trustees authorized the following grants between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012. 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.

Program Area Grants

Aging

Catholic Charities (Denver): $20,000 to provide services for low-income older adults and their families.
ccdenver.org

Center for People with Disabilities (Denver): up to $10,000 in the form of a matching grant to assist older adults who are visually impaired or blind to remain independent.
cpwd.org

Colorado Center for the Blind (Littleton): $15,000 for in-home training and support for older adults who are visually impaired, and their caregivers.
cocenter.org

Continuing Legal Education in Colorado (Denver): $8,000 to print an updated version of the Senior Law Handbook.
cle.cobar.org

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (Denver): $12,000 to provide services to low-income older adults.
www.lfsrm.org

Meals on Wheels of Boulder (Boulder): $24,000 for home-delivered meals to homebound older adults.
mowboulder.org

National Council on Aging (Washington, DC): $23,000 for a pilot project to conduct outreach and public benefits application assistance to low-income older adults in four Denver-area grocery stores.
ncoa.org

Seniors! Inc. (Denver): $60,000 to provide services to help older adults live independently.

 

Child and Family Development

The Acorn School for Early Childhood Development (Boulder): $50,000 to expand the availability of subsidized early childhood education  in Boulder.
theacornschool.org

Bal Swan Children’s Center (Broomfield): $15,000 for teacher training, material and equipment upgrades, and classes for parents. and quality improvement activities.
balswan.org

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $50,000 toward a grant totaling $150,000 to build support for fiscal reform efforts in the state. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Health, and Opportunities and Innovation program areas.
bellpolicy.org

Center for Work Education and Employment (Denver): $20,000 for a job readiness program.
cwee.org

Clayton Early Learning (Denver): $3,000 for consultation to prepare a grant proposal on behalf of Colorado to a national funding organization.
claytonearlylearning.org

The Denver Foundation (Denver): $25,000 toward a grant totaling $50,000 to support transit-oriented development efforts in the Denver area. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Opportunities and Innovation program areas.
denverfoundation.org

Early Excellence Program of Denver (Denver): $20,000 to support this early childhood education center serving low-income families.
eepdenver.org

El Centro Humanitario (Denver): $25,000 to support employment assistance and education programs for day laborers.
centrohumanitario.org

The Family Learning Center (Boulder): $40,000 to provide literacy-based programs to children and their families.
flcboulder.org

Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families (Silver Spring, MD): $2,500 to support the activities of this national association of grantmakers seeking to improve the well-being of children, youth and families.
gcyf.org

Growing Home (Westminster): $20,000 to provideself-sufficiency and early childhood intervention programs, and for staff fundraising training.
growinghome.org

Jefferson Center for Mental Health (Wheat Ridge): $30,000 to provide parenting skills training and promote school readiness to families dealing with mental illness.
jcmh.org

Mental Health Partners (Boulder): $20,000 for an early childhood mental health program.
mhpcolorado.org

Mi Casa Resource Center (Denver): $25,000 for business and career development programs for Latino and low-income adults.
micasaresourcecenter.org

Reach Out and Read Colorado (Denver): $15,000 to train pediatricians to educate parents about the importance of their involvement in children’s early development.
reachoutandreadco.org

Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (Denver): $10,000 to provide microloans and business planning to entrepreneurs.
rmmfi.org

Rocky Mountain Parents as Teachers (Denver): $15,000 for a home visitation program that teaches parenting skills to low-income families and those at risk of child abuse or neglect.
rmpat.org

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $12,500 toward a grant totaling $25,000 to hire a consultant to conduct a study of early childhood mental health. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Health program areas.
rcfdenver.org

Third Sector New England (Boston, MA): $3,000 to support the national Early Childhood Funders’ Collaborative.
tsne.org

Warren Village (Denver): $50,000 to provide comprehensive services to low-income, single-parent families.
warrenvillage.org

YWCA of Boulder County (Boulder): $25,000 to support Children’s Alley, a drop-in and emergency child care center, and the Families in Transition program.
ywcaboulder.org

 

Education

America SCORES Denver (Denver): $7,500 for an after-school literacy program.
http://americascoresdenver.blogspot.com/

Bennie E. Goodwin After School Academic Program (Aurora): $2,000 for an after-school tutoring program for students whose skills are below grade level.

The Bridge Project, University of Denver (Denver): $10,000 for this after-school program located in low-income housing communities.
www.du.edu/bridgeproject

Center for Teaching Quality (Carrboro, NC): $150,000 to expand the New Millennium Initiative teacher network in Denver.
teachingquality.org

Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists (Denver): $4,000 to assist minority youth in the pursuit of engineering and applied science careers.
cabpes.org

Colorado “I Have A Dream”® Foundation (Denver): $7,500 to encourage students to graduate from high school and attend college.
cihadf.org

Colorado League of Charter Schools (Denver): $25,500 for the Colorado Teacher Effectiveness Collaboration project.
coloradoleague.org

Colorado Legacy Foundation (Denver): $200,000 to increase the effectiveness of educators and to expand learning opportunities for students in K-12 public schools across Colorado.
colegacy.org

Colorado State Board of Education (Denver): $1,200 for a meeting focused on the future of school finance in Colorado.
http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_sbe.htm

Colorado UpLift (Denver): $7,500 to provide educational and personal support services to low-income urban youth.
coloradouplift.org

Colorado Youth for a Change (Denver): $35,000 to support efforts to reduce the dropout rate in six metro Denver school districts.
youthforachange.org

Denver Kids, Inc. (Denver): $10,000 for counseling, mentoring and family-support programs for Denver Public Schools students from low-income families.
denverkidsinc.org

Denver Public Schools Foundation (Denver): $150,000 for a literacy program for middle-school English language learners in Denver Public Schools.
dpsfoundation.org

Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver (Denver): $7,000 for education enrichment programs.
girlsincdenver.org

Gold Crown Foundation (Greenwood Village): $7,500 to provide mentoring and educational after-school programs to low-income youth in west metro Denver.
goldcrownfoundation.com

Grantmakers for Education (Portland, OR): $3,000 to support this national association of grantmakers working to improve educational outcomes for students.
edfunders.org

“I Have a Dream”® Foundation of Boulder County (Boulder): $7,500 to encourage students to graduate from high school and attend college.
ihadboulder.org

Mapleton Public Schools (Denver): $13,500 to expand Mapleton’s Expeditionary School of the Arts postsecondary transition program.
acsd1.k12.co.us

Mi Casa Resource Center (Denver): $10,000 for after-school programs at Lake Middle School’s Beacon Neighborhood Center.
micasaresourcecenter.org

Minds Matter of Denver (Denver): $3,000 to help low-income, gifted high school students pursue higher education and summer enrichment programs.
mindsmatterdenver.org

OpenWorld Learning (Denver): $10,000 to support after-school technology education programs.
openworldlearning.org

Padres & Jóvenes Unidos (Denver): $50,000 over two years for efforts to improve public education in the Latino community.
padresunidos.org

The Partnership for Families & Children (Denver): $10,000 for the Colorado Education Policy Fellowship Program.
Public Interest Projects (New York, NY): $70,000 over two years to support community efforts to improve public education in metro Denver.
Regis University (Denver): $4,000 to support the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy for high school students.
regis.edu

Save Our Youth (Denver): $5,000 for summer academic programs at several high schools and churches.
saveouryouth.org

Summer Scholars (Denver): $7,500 to support a summer and after-school program for low-income elementary school students.
http://scholarsunlimited.org/

Teens, Inc. (Nederland): $7,000 to support educational services for youth in Nederland.
teensinc.org

YESS Institute (Denver): $7,000 for a program offering youth training and peer mentoring in three metro Denver high schools.
yessinstitute.org

YouthBiz (Denver): $7,000 to support after-school and summer programs for youth in the Cole, Five Points and Whittier neighborhoods.
youthbiz.org

 

Health

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $50,000 toward a grant totaling $150,000 to build support for fiscal reform efforts in the state. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Health, and Opportunities and Innovation program areas.
bellpolicy.org

CHARG Resource Center (Denver): $20,000 to provide oral hygiene training and dental care to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
charg.org

Dental Aid (Louisville): $30,000 to provide reduced-fee restorative care, preventive care, and oral hygiene education to low-income, uninsured adults in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.
www.dentalaid.org

Doctors Care (Littleton): $50,000 for the purchase and renovation of a new clinic in Littleton.
drscare.org

Grantmakers in Health (Washington, DC): $3,500 to support the activities of this national association of grantmakers dedicated to improving the nation’s health.
gih.org

Jefferson Center for Mental Health (Wheat Ridge): $50,000 over two years to provide  integrated medical, mental health and substance abuse services.
jcmh.org

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $25,000 to support a school-based mental health program.
jewishfamilyservice.org

Maria Droste Counseling Center (Denver): $35,000 to provide counseling services to low-income, uninsured adults, children and families.
mariadroste.org

Mental Health Partners (Boulder): $40,000 over two years to provide integrated medical and mental health care services.
mhpcolorado.org

Metro Community Provider Network (Englewood): $44,250 to better coordinate health care services for patients at Denver area community clinics.
mcpn.org

Office of the Governor, State of Colorado (Denver): $15,000 to provide consultation for the state to apply for funding under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
colorado.gov/governor

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $12,500 toward a grant totaling $25,000 to hire a consultant to conduct a study of early childhood mental health. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Health program areas.
rcfdenver.org

Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver (Lakewood): $25,000 to support counseling services for suicidal teens in crisis.
swfmd.org

Women’s Health (Boulder): $25,000 for family planning, gynecological services and sexuality education programs.
boulderwomenshealth.org

 

Jewish Life

Colorado Agency for Jewish Education (Denver): $140,000 to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in nine Jewish early childhood education centers.
caje-co.org

Denver Community Kollel (Denver): $18,500 to support Jewish learning classes for women, led by women.
denverkollel.org

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

Ramah Outdoor Adventure (Greenwood Village): $49,450 for fund development and marketing efforts, and facilities management for a residential Jewish camp in Jefferson County.
ramahoutdoors.org

Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (Denver): $173,620 over three years to sustain and expand Shalom Baby and Shalom Family programs for parents of young Jewish children.
jccdenver.org

Roots & Branches Foundation (Denver): $380,820 over three years for this Rose Community Foundation initiative for Jews in their 20s and 30s who get hands-on experience, guidance and up to $80,000 per year to grant from Rose Community Foundation.
https://rcfdenver.org/what-we-do/programs-and-initiatives/roots-and-branches-foundation/

Rose Youth Foundation (Denver): $93,400 for this Rose Community Foundation initiative that teaches Jewish teens about philanthropy through direct involvement with grantmaking.
rcfdenver.org/RYF

The Wexner Foundation (New Albany, OH): $200,000 over two years to bring the Wexner Heritage Program, a leadership development program for Jewish leaders ages 30 to 45, to Denver in 2014.
wexnerfoundation.org

 

Opportunities and Innovation Fund

The Bell Policy Center (Denver): $50,000 toward a grant totaling $150,000 to build support for fiscal reform efforts in the state. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Health, and Opportunities and Innovation program areas.
bellpolicy.org

Colorado Nonprofit Association (Denver): $5,000 to support Colorado Nonprofit Week.
coloradononprofits.org

Community Resource Center (Denver): $25,000 to support this organization that provides leadership development, capacity building and technical assistance to grassroots nonprofit organizations.
crcamerica.org

The Denver Foundation (Denver):

  • $10,000 to support efforts to build consensus on how Colorado should answer key policy questions.
  • $25,000 toward a grant totaling $50,000 to support transit-oriented development efforts in the Denver area. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Opportunities and Innovation program areas.

denverfoundation.org

Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation (Denver): $10,000 to support a community indicators project to identify and address regional community issues.
denverleadership.org

Donor-Directed Grants

One hundred fifty-five grants totaling $2,825,938 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation.
( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

Aish Denver
Alexander Dawson School
Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (5)
Alumni of the Rabbinical College Knesseth Israel of Slabodka Kowno
American Friends of Darche Noam
American Jewish World Service
Amherst Montessori School (2)
Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region
Arapahoe House
Arts Street
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Aspen Community Foundation (2)
The Aspen Institute
Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles
The Bridge Project, University of Denver
Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cheetah Conservation Fund
The Chello Foundation US
Cherry Creek Schools Foundation
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Colorado Academy (2)
Colorado Agency for Jewish Education
Colorado Ballet
Colorado Black Health Collaborative
Colorado Legacy Foundation
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (2)
Colorado Public Radio (2)
Colorado School of Mines Foundation
Colorado Springs Conservatory
Colorado State University Foundation
Colorado Symphony Association (2)
Community Partners
Congregation Beth Mechachem of Glogev
Craig Hospital (2)
The Creative Coalition
Dartmouth College
Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness
Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver Children’s Home
The Denver Hospice (2)
Denver Jewish Day School (2)
Denver Scholarship Foundation (2)
Denver Urban Gardens
The Drive4Rebecca
DSST Public Schools
Dumb Friends League
East Angel Friends & Alumni Foundation
Easter Seals Colorado
Englewood Cultural Arts Center Association
English in Action
The Enlighten Foundation
Facing History and Ourselves
Food Bank of the Rockies (3)
Foundation for Change
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Girls Athletic Leadership Schools
Graland Country Day School
Greenhouse Scholars
Growing Home
Hebrew Educational Alliance (2)
High Country News (2)
Hunger Free Colorado
Independence Pass Foundation
Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East, University of Denver
JESPY House
Jewish Education Center of South Florida
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (6)
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Jewish National Fund, Mountain States Region (2)
Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain
Just Call Us Volunteers
Kent Denver School (2)
Link Hands for Humanity
LiveWell Colorado
Menlo College
Metro Denver Partners
Mile High United Way
Milken Institute
Motus Theater
Music Associates of Aspen
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation (2)
National Conflict Resolution Center (2)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter
New Mexico Military Institute Foundation
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Northwest Family Assistance Center
Planned Parenthood of San Diego & Riverside Counties
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Platte Forum
Raymond Wentz Foundation
RedLine
Roaring Fork Conservancy
Rocky Mountain Parents as Teachers
Rose Community Foundation (4)
SaddleUp! Foundation
Saint John’s Cathedral
Sense of Security
Shalom Cares (2)
Sharsheret
Teach for America
Temple Micah
Temple Sinai (2)
Tomchei Shabbos
United Jewish Appeal Aspen Valley
The University of Arizona Foundation
University of California San Diego Foundation
University of Colorado Foundation
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
University of Puget Sound
Urban Peak (3)
Walking Mountains (2)
Westside Kollel
Women Donors Network (2)
Women for Women International
YouthZone