fbpx

Rose Community Foundation Announces Grants from Last Six Months of 2013

Denver, CO – During the third and fourth quarters of 2013, Rose Community Foundation awarded 454 grants totaling more than $6.2 million. Of this amount, $5,057,676 was awarded for 106 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 348 grants totaling $1,233,050. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $204 million since its inception in 1995.

The Foundation’s board of trustees authorized the following grants between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. 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 for low-income case management services to older adults and their families.

The Center (Denver): $5,000 for assessment and planning for Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders of the Rockies programming.

Colorado Center for the Blind (Littleton): $15,000 for the Senior Services Program that provides in-home training and support for older adults who are blind or losing vision and their caregivers.

Colorado Department of Human Services, State of Colorado (Denver): $225,000 to continue support of Senior Source, a multimedia information and education campaign designed to bring resources to older adults and their caregivers.

Colorado Gerontological Society (Denver): $15,000 to support Medicare and Medicaid enrollment activities.

Grantmakers in Aging (Arlington,VA): $5,000 to study how the public, media and opinion leaders currently filter their thoughts and communications about aging.

InnovAge Home Care (Denver): $40,000 to provide supportive services that fosters independent living for older adults.

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $180,000 for in-home services for older adults, the Edgewater Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), and for the launch of a new NORC model in Wheat Ridge and surrounding communities.

Longmont Meals on Wheels (Longmont): $25,500 to provide home-delivered meals to homebound older adults in Longmont and surrounding rural areas.

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (Denver): $15,000 for Older Adults and Caregivers Services to provide care management services to low-income older adults.

Project Angel Heart (Denver): $25,000 to provide home-delivered meals to homebound low and moderate income older adults with life-threatening illnesses.

Rebuilding Together Metro Denver (Lakewood): $25,000 to support programs and services to provide crucial home repairs to low-income seniors.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver):

  • $1,200 for a consultant to facilitate meetings and develop a strategy to identify and screen emerging issues in the field of aging.
  • $5,000 for the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado and the Colorado Latino Age Wave to support the American Society on Aging Conference.

The Senior Hub (Federal Heights): $160,000 to provide a menu of direct services to low-income older adults living in Adams and Arapahoe counties and surrounding areas.

Volunteers of America, Colorado Branch (Denver): $230,000 to provide home-delivered meals and in-home safety support services for older adults.

Wish of a Lifetime (Denver): $10,000 to support the launch of a new volunteer program at this organization which creates a cultural shift on how aging is viewed.

 

Child and Family Development

Aurora Community Connection (Aurora): $10,000 to provide parenting and education programs for families.

Children First of the Rockies (Longmont): $10,000 to support parent education programs.

Colorado Bright Beginnings (Denver): $50,000 to enhance the volunteer and caregiver engagement for a program that educates parents about their children’s development from birth through the age of 36 months.

Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $75,000 toward a grant totaling $240,000 for advocacy efforts to improve the health, early childhood experiences and K-12 education of Colorado’s children. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Colorado Parent & Child Foundation (Denver): $20,000 to promote and support high quality early childhood education programs and family initiatives that build parent involvement and school readiness.

Denver Asset Building Coalition (Denver): $20,000 to provide free tax preparation, financial education, and financial services to the low-income families.

Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (Denver): $10,000 to support onsite mental health services for children and child development workshops for low-income parents.

Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (Lafayette): $20,000 to support the efforts to ensure that all young children from birth to five in Boulder County are ready to succeed in school and in life.

Early Excellence Program of Denver (Denver): $15,000 to provide high-quality educational services to young children and job development to needy families.

Escuela Tlatelolco (Denver): $10,000 for the Montessori Dual Language Early Childhood Education Program.

The Family Learning Center (Boulder): $20,000 to provide comprehensive literacy-based programs to children and their families.

Family Star (Denver): $10,000 to provide high-quality early childhood education services.

Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado (Denver): $60,000 for programs and services for teen parents.

Invest in Kids (Denver): $60,000 for The Incredible Years, a program to prevent and treat emotional and behavioral problems in young children.

Jeffco Public Schools (Golden): $30,000 to provide parenting skills training and to promote school readiness to families dealing with mental illness.

Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation (Denver): $15,000 for the Family Literacy Program which is designed to give at-risk children and their caregivers the life skills and educational tools to be successful.

Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers (Denver): $38,000 to support continuing education and professional development for staff.

Mount Saint Vincent (Denver): $7,500 to support quality expansion and parent support programs.

OUR Center (Longmont): $5,000 for professional development for the child development center.

Policy Matters (Wheat Ridge): $8,333 toward a grant totaling $25,000 for state-level legislative monitoring services. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Project WISE (Denver): $20,000 to provide counseling and education programs to low-income women making the transition from public assistance to work.

Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (Denver): $10,000 for microloans and business planning to entrepreneurs seeking self-sufficiency.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver):

  • $10,000 for two grants toward grants totaling $20,000 to support outreach to nonprofits and communications related to Amendment 66, an effort to institute comprehensive education finance reform in Colorado. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.
  • $5,000 for a consultant for research and education of community partners about using social impact bonds to fund early childhood education programs.
  • $5,000 toward a grant totaling $10,000 for consulting support for facilitation of the early childhood mental health funders collaborative. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Health program areas.
  • $20,000 toward a grant totaling $40,000 for the Opportunity Youth initiative. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.

St. Luke’s Ministry (Denver): $5,000 for the Certified Nurse Assistance training program.

Sewall Child Development Center (Denver): $20,000 to support staff training for this center serving young children and their families.

Stride (Lakewood): $15,000 to help low-income individuals and families become economically self-sufficient.

Third Sector New England (Boston, MA): $3,000 for the Early Childhood Funders’ Collaborative.

University of Colorado Boulder, Child Learning Center (Boulder): $15,000 to support early childhood programs, parent education and outreach.

Women’s Bean Project (Denver): $16,000 to provide employment training and life skills programs for women.

 

Education

Adams County Youth Initiative (Thornton): $15,000 for training to those serving vulnerable youth and their families living in Adams County.

Center for Teaching Quality (Carrboro, NC): $153,000 to promote teacher leadership to advance student learning in Colorado.

Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $75,000 toward a grant totaling $240,000 for advocacy efforts to improve the health, early childhood experiences and K-12 education of Colorado’s children. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Colorado League of Charter Schools (Denver): $25,000 for building teacher leadership capacity in the charter school community.

Denver Public Schools Foundation (Denver):

  • $75,000 to increase the capacity of the Denver Public Schools Foundation.
  • $250,552 to develop a student teacher residency program within Denver Public Schools.

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

Jeffco Public Schools (Golden): $25,000 for the Jeffco Dashboard Parent and Community Outreach Project.

The Partnership for Families & Children (Denver): $20,000 for the Colorado Education Policy Fellowship Program.

Policy Matters (Wheat Ridge): $8,333 toward a grant totaling $25,000 for state-level legislative monitoring services. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

RAFT Colorado (Denver): $25,000 to assist Adams 12 School District transition teachers to the Next Generation Science Standards and Colorado Academic Science Standards.

Rights for All People (Aurora): $33,000 to launch a new parent education-organizing and advocacy group that will serve Aurora Public Schools students and their families.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver):

  • $10,000 for two grants toward grants totaling $20,000 to support outreach to nonprofits and communications related to Amendment 66, an effort to institute comprehensive education finance reform in Colorado. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.
  • $10,000 for a consultant for literature review and report on education effectiveness research.
  • $20,000 toward a grant totaling $40,000 for the Opportunity Youth initiative. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.
  • $25,000 to evaluate the educator effectiveness project for teacher preparation and alternative licensure programs.
  • $65,000 for two grants to contract with The Keystone Center to staff and coordinate the Licensing Educators for Academic Development (LEAD) Compact.

Teach for America (Denver): $25,000 to increase the ethnic and racial diversity, and cultural competency of their members.

Together Colorado (Denver):

  • $10,000 to engage parents of students in near-northeast Denver Public Schools in a campaign to expand opportunities for more and better learning time.
  • $5,000 for the Higher Education Access Alliance and Colorado ASSET (in-state tuition for immigrant students).

 

Health

Boulder County Public Health Department (Boulder): $85,000 for a teen pregnancy prevention program for the younger siblings of pregnant and parenting teenagers.

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

Colorado Center on Law and Policy (Denver): $200,000 for health policy leadership and advocacy on behalf of Colorado’s poor, working poor and other vulnerable populations.

Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $90,000 toward a grant totaling $240,000 for advocacy efforts to improve the health, early childhood experiences and K-12 education of Colorado’s children. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved (Denver): $100,000 to support efforts to ensure health care is available to all people.

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (Denver): $15,000 for advocacy efforts on behalf of individuals with disabilities.

Colorado Department of Human Services, State of Colorado (Denver): $164,262 to support a new position of director of early childhood mental health in the Office of Early Childhood, Colorado Department of Human Services.

Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (Denver): $195,000 to continue efforts to integrate behavioral health records into Colorado’s health information exchange.

Colorado School of Public Health (Denver): $75,000 to support this collaboration of the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University. University of Colorado Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor.

Colorado Total Smiles (Aurora): $3,000 for an organizational assessment and strategic plan.

Community Health Services (Commerce City): $30,000 to provide health care services to low-income children and youth in Commerce City and Westminster.

Maria Droste Counseling Center (Denver): $10,000 to provide counseling services to low-income, uninsured individuals, children, and families.

Policy Matters (Wheat Ridge): $8,333 toward a grant totaling $25,000 for state-level legislative monitoring services. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $5,000 toward a grant totaling $10,000 for consulting support for facilitation of the early childhood mental health funders collaborative. This grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Health program areas.

Women’s Health (Boulder): $50,000 for family planning, gynecological services and sexuality education programs.

 

Jewish Life

Denver Jewish Day School (Denver): 188,913 to help this Jewish day school eliminate debt, including fundraising, land use and communications planning.

Hazon (New York, New York) $10,000 to support the Jewish food movement in the Greater Denver/Boulder area. Project partners include 18 Pomegranates and Oreg Foundation.

Live On: Build Your Jewish Legacy (Denver): $219,500 for this Rose Community Foundation initiative to help Jewish organizations and their donors promote a culture of endowment giving through wills and estate plans.

MazelTot.org: Connecting Young Families to Jewish Life (Denver): $410,450 over two years for this grant initiative of Rose Community Foundation that provides information and discounts to prenatal through preschool parents to help them connect to local Jewish life.

Moving Traditions (Jenkintown, Pennsylvania): $25,000 for training and expansion of two teen Jewish education programs: Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing and Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver):

  • $5,000 for a gathering of partners, parents and teens to launch the Jewish teen initiative.
  • $15,000 to create a plan to build a stronger and more effective Jewish Youth Professionals Council, part of a larger initiative to engage teens in Jewish life.
  • $25,000 for a new mentorship program engaging former camp counselors as mentors for teens, part of a larger initiative to engage teens in Jewish life.
  • $623,784 for two grants for the design of a training and coaching program for up to nine Jewish early childhood education centers to enhance enrollment, retention, recruitment, customer service, and Jewish family engagement and relationship building.

 

Opportunities and Innovation Fund

Clinton Global Initiative (Little Rock, AR): $25,000 for a collaborative sponsorship for Clinton Global Initiative America event in Denver.

Colorado Commits to Kids Campaign (Wheat Ridge): $200,000 to support Amendment 66, an effort to institute comprehensive education finance reform in Colorado.

Colorado Funders Flood Recovery Fund (Denver): $50,000 to support long-term relief efforts related to the 2013 Colorado floods. Rose Community Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor.

Colorado Nonprofit Association (Denver): $30,000 for this organization that serves as the voice for Colorado’s nonprofit sector.

Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (Denver): $15,000 to provide accounting and other services to developing nonprofit organizations.

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

Community Shares of Colorado (Denver): $18,750 for the Nonprofit Sustainability program, strengthening nonprofit organizations’ capacity to build and inspire philanthropy in Colorado.

The Denver Foundation (Denver): $25,000 for efforts surrounding transit-oriented development in the Denver region.

Metro Volunteers (Denver): $12,500 to support an organization that connects volunteers to service opportunities in nonprofit organizations.

 

Donor-Directed Grants

Donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation made 348 grants totaling $1,233,050.
( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

9to5 National Association of Working Women
ACE Scholarships
Alliance for Children Foundation
Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter (3)
American Friends of Rabbi Meir Schuster
American Friends of the Tel Aviv University Inc.
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (2)
American Jewish World Service
Amherst Montessori School
Anchor Center for Blind Children
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation (2)
Animal Welfare Institute
Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith
Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region (2)
Arthritis National Research Foundation
Aspen Community Foundation
Aspen Jewish Congregation
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
B’nai Vail Congregation
Beaumont Foundation
Beth Jacob Congregation (2)
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Birthright Israel Foundation
BoldeReach
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
Bravo Colorado Music Festival Endowment Foundation
Bring Change 2 Mind
Building Bridges (2)
Cancer League of Colorado Foundation (2)
Capital of Texas Public Telecommunications Council
Carbondale Clay Center (2)
Carbondale Community School (3)
Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (2)
Carson J. Spencer Foundation
Cass Community Social Services
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2)
Center for Hearing, Speech and Language
Center for the Arts Evergreen
Chabad of Beverlywood (2)
The Chai Center
Charity: Water
The Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver (3)
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation (2)
Children’s Learning Center
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
CIYOTA, Inc.
Clothes to Kids of Denver
Colfax Community Network
Colorado Academy
Colorado Children’s Campaign
Colorado Headwaters Land Trust
Colorado Legacy Foundation
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (2)
Colorado Public Radio
Colorado Symphony Association
Colorado Total Smiles
Colorado UpLift
Columbia University
The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County (2)
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
Compassion & Choices
Congregation Beth Evergreen
Congregation Beth Mechachem of Glogev (2)
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (2)
Craig Hospital Foundation
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Rocky Mountain Chapter
Cuck Fancer
DAVA – Downtown Aurora Visual Arts
Denver Academy
Denver Academy of Torah
Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (2)
Denver Community Kollel
Denver Health Foundation
The Denver Hospice (3)
Denver Jewish Day School (3)
Denver Justice Council
Denver Rescue Mission
Denver Scholarship Foundation
Denver Zoological Foundation
Detroit Jewish News Foundation
Detroit Public Schools Foundation
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Doctors Without Borders USA
The Delores Project
Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency of Denver
Don Cornelius Foundation
Drop in the Bucket
Echo Foundation
Edge of Seven
Ekar (3)
Emergency Family Assistance Association (2)
Energy Outreach Colorado (2)
Engineers Without Borders USA
English in Action (3)
The Enlighten Foundation
Equity Trust
Evans Scholars Foundation
Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation
Finish Line Youth Foundation
First Descents
Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado
Focus: HOPE
Food Bank of the Rockies (3)
Foothills United Way (2)
Forgotten Harvest (2)
Franklin County Community Development Corporation
Friends of Jerusalem College of Technology
Front Range Exceptional Equestrians
Gabby Krause Foundation
The Gathering Place
Generous Spoonfuls
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Global Fund for Women (2)
Global Partners in Peace and Development
Graland Country Day School (2)
Grassroots International
Green America
The Greening of Detroit
Harvard Divinity School
Haven
Hazon
Heat and Warmth Fund
Hebrew Educational Alliance
Heifer International
Help for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Assault
Hillel of Colorado
Himalayan Children’s Fund
Horace Mann School
Human Rights Watch
InnVision Shelter Network
J Street Education Fund
Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (9)
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
Jewish Federation of San Diego County
Jewish National Fund, Mountain States Region (4)
JEWISHcolorado (11)
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (2)
Jews for Judaism International
Judaism in the Foothills
Judaism Your Way (3)
Judi’s House
Judson Center
Just Vision
Kent Denver School (6)
Keshet of the Rockies
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lewis & Clark College
Link Hands for Humanity
Literacy Outreach
The Literacy Project
The Longmont Community Foundation
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado
The Manaus Fund
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
Marlene F. Landy Cancer Foundation
Marshall Direct Fund
MCA Denver
McCormick Foundation (2)
Men’s Leadership Alliance
Mental Health America of Colorado (3)
Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles
Michigan Autism Partnership
Mizel Arts & Culture Center (2)
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Mountain Resource Center
Movember
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter
National Parks Conservation Association
National Resources Defense Council
National Women’s Law Center
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado (2)
Neshama Center
New Israel Fund (2)
Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter
OneFamily Fund US
Opera Colorado (2)
Orchard Place Foundation
Oregon Food Bank
The Park People
Pathfinder International
Pathfinders
Peninsula Open Space Trust
Phillips Exeter Academy
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
The Private Redemption Foundation (2)
Project Angel Heart
Rebuilding Together
RedLine
Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (4)
Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives
Rocky Mountain PBS (2)
Rose Community Foundation (5)
S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
SafeHouse Denver (2)
Samuel A. Fryer Yavneh Hebrew Academy
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
Shalom Cares (3)
Sidwell Friends School
Smithsonian Institution
St. Francis Center
St. Vrain Community Montessori School
Street Fraternity, Inc.
Summer Scholars
Sweat Equity
Teacher’s Pet
Temple Emanuel (2)
Temple Israel
Temple Micah
Third Sector New England (2)
Thompson Divide Coalition
Tides
Tipping Point Community
TNA-The Facial Pain Association
Tufts Hillel Foundation
Tufts University
Turner Syndrome Society of the United States
Union of Concerned Scientists
University of Colorado Foundation (5)
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania (2)
Unreasonable Institute
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights (2)
USA Outreach Priority 1
Vail Valley Foundation
Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
Walking Mountains
Washington University in St. Louis (2)
Westside Kollel
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Women Donors Network (2)
Women’s Bean Project
The Women’s College of the University of Denver
Women’s eNews
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado (2)
Wyatt-Edison Charter School
Wyly Community Art Center
Yeshiva Toras Chaim (2)
Yeshivat Ohr Chanoch
Zimmer Children’s Museum (2)