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Rose Community Foundation Announces Third Quarter 2012 Grants

Denver, CO – During the third quarter of 2012, Rose Community Foundation awarded 108 grants totaling more than $2.7 million. Of this amount, $2,612,350 was awarded for 37 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, 71 grants totaling $152,400 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $187 million since its inception in 1995.

The Foundation’s board of trustees authorized the following grants between July 1, 2012 and September 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

Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter (Denver): $350,000 over two years to increase awareness and early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease and the Savvy Caregiver Training Program.
alzco.org

Aurora Mental Health Center and Aurora Public Schools: $5,000 toward a grant totaling $50,000 for these organizations responding to the urgent and ongoing mental health needs of the community in the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health and Jewish Life program areas, and the Opportunities and Innovation Fund.
aumhc.org
aurorak12.org

Grantmakers in Aging (Arlington, VA): $3,500 to support the activities of this national association that focuses on aging issues.
giaging.org

Longmont Meals on Wheels (Longmont): $24,000 for home-delivered meals to homebound older adults in Longmont and surrounding rural areas. $5,000 is in the form of a matching grant.
longmontmeals.org

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $230,000 over two years for the expansion of the Colorado Latino Age Wave, a project of the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado, to address the unique needs of the Latino aging population in Metro Denver.
rcfdenver.org

Washington Street Community Center (Denver): $5,000 for the Center’s Senior Program, which provides information, referral and direct services to older adults who live independently in their homes.
wscc-denver.org

 

Child and Family Development

Aurora Mental Health Center and Aurora Public Schools: $5,000 toward a grant totaling $50,000 for these organizations responding to the urgent and ongoing mental health needs of the community in the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health and Jewish Life program areas, and the Opportunities and Innovation Fund.
aumhc.org
aurorak12.org

Clayton Early Learning (Denver): $400,000 over two years for the expansion of the Early Childhood Resource Institute.
claytonearlylearning.org

Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $7,300 to complete the grant application for the Race to the Top — Early Learning Challenge.
coloradokids.org

Family Star (Denver): $13,000 to provide high-quality early childhood education services.
familystar.net

Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado (Denver): $81,000 to help teen parents raise healthy families.
flocritco.org

Intercambio de Comunidades (Boulder): $7,500 to support English language, economic sustainability and cultural integration training for immigrants in Boulder.
intercambioweb.org

Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers (Denver): $60,000 for staff development and to create a plan for an Early Learning Professional Development Center.
milehighmontessori.org

Qualistar Colorado (Denver): $200,000 over two years to improve the school readiness of Colorado’s children through a child care rating system and resources for parents.
qualistar.org

Tools of the Mind:

  • $5,000 to hire a grantwriter as this organization prepares to change fiscal sponsors. Rose Community Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor for this grant only.
  • $30,000 to support this locally developed early childhood curriculum in its transformation from start-up to a national model. Third Sector New England serves as fiscal sponsor.

toolsofthemind.org

University of Colorado Foundation (Denver): $10,000 toward a grant totaling $20,000 to develop a report on the opportunities for for philanthropic impact and policy change in early childhood mental health in Colorado. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Health program areas.
cufund.org

 

Education

Augenblick, Palaich and Associates (Denver): $48,850 to support the Southwest Teacher Union Reform Network.
apaconsulting.net

Aurora Mental Health Center and Aurora Public Schools: $5,000 toward a grant totaling $50,000 for these organizations responding to the urgent and ongoing mental health needs of the community in the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health and Jewish Life program areas, and the Opportunities and Innovation Fund.
aumhc.org
aurorak12.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado (Denver): $25,000 to track children’s attendance, behavior and grades, and other indicators that have been linked to high school graduation rates.
biglittlecolorado.org

 

Health

Aurora Mental Health Center and Aurora Public Schools: $5,000 toward a grant totaling $50,000 for these organizations responding to the urgent and ongoing mental health needs of the community in the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health and Jewish Life program areas, and the Opportunities and Innovation Fund.
aumhc.org
aurorak12.org

The Center for African American Health (Denver): $60,000 for this organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the African American community.
caahealth.org

Colorado Health Institute (Denver): $310,000 over two years for the Legislator Health Policy Services program and Hot Issues in Health Care.
coloradohealthinstitute.org

University of Colorado Foundation (Denver): $10,000 toward a grant totaling $20,000 to develop a report on the opportunities for for philanthropic impact and policy change in early childhood mental health in Colorado. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Health program areas.
cufund.org

 

Jewish Life

Aurora Mental Health Center and Aurora Public Schools: $5,000 toward a grant totaling $50,000 for these organizations responding to the urgent and ongoing mental health needs of the community in the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health and Jewish Life program areas, and the Opportunities and Innovation Fund.
aumhc.org
aurorak12.org

Denver Jewish Day School (Denver): $131,600 for consulting work to help this Jewish day school eliminate debt, including fundraising, land use and communications planning.
denverjds.org

Hazon (New York, NY): $275,000 to support the Jewish food movement in the greater Denver/Boulder area. Project partners include 18 Pomegranates and Oreg Foundation.
hazon.org

Hillel of Colorado (Denver): $45,000 over three years for fundraising planning and communications coordination.
hillelcolorado.org

Jewish Federations of North America (New York, NY): $1,000 to support the activities of this group that promotes thoughtful philanthropy among the largest Jewish foundations and federations.
jewishfederations.org

Jewish Jumpstart (Los Angeles, CA): $40,000 to conduct the National Survey of American Jewish Giving, and to organize training for Jewish nonprofit development professionals to learn from and apply key findings.
jewishjumpstart.org

Judaism Your Way (Denver): $25,000 to expand programs for unengaged Jewish people in Boulder.
judaismyourway.org

Keshet (Jamaica Plain, MA): $95,000 over two years to engage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Jews with Colorado’s Jewish community, and to build the capacity of local Jewish organizations to welcome LGBT Jews.
keshetonline.org

Limmud Colorado (Denver): $31,000 for this volunteer-led organization that brings together Jews of all backgrounds to learn and teach.
limmudcolorado.org

Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives (Denver): $3,600 for an exhibit highlighting the story of Jews in Colorado.
du.edu/cjs/rocky_mountain_jewish_historical_society.html

 

Opportunities and Innovation Fund

Aurora Mental Health Center and Aurora Public Schools: $25,000 toward a grant totaling $50,000 for these organizations responding to the urgent and ongoing mental health needs of the community in the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health and Jewish Life program areas, and the Opportunities and Innovation Fund.
aumhc.org
aurorak12.org

Community Shares of Colorado (Denver): $15,000 for the Nonprofit Sustainability program, strengthening nonprofit organizations’ capacity to build and inspire philanthropy in Colorado.
cshares.org

Metro Volunteers (Denver): $20,000 for this organization that connects volunteers to service opportunities in nonprofit organizations.
metrovolunteers.org

 

DONOR-DIRECTED GRANTS

Seventy one grants totaling $152,400 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation.
( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (6)
Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter
American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado
Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region (2)
Aspen Community Foundation
Aspen Jewish Congregation
Aurora Mental Health Center
Cache la Poudre Fire & Emergency Group
The Chai Center
Capital of Texas Public Telecommunications Council
Center for Women’s Health Research, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Foundation (3)
Colorado Conservation Voters Education Fund (2)
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation
Congregation Beth Aron Dkarlin Stolin of Monsey
Congregation Beth Mechachem of Glogev
Congregation Oheb Shalom
The Denver Foundation
Denver Health Foundation
Denver Jewish Day School
Denver Scholarship Foundation
Denver’s Road Home
Easter Seals Colorado
English in Action
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families
Judaism Your Way
Kent Denver School
Keshet of the Rockies
Link Hands for Humanity
Mental Health America of Colorado
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado
New Israel Fund
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (4)
The Private Redemption Foundation
Prostate Cancer Foundation
RAFT Colorado
Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (5)
Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation
Rose Community Foundation (2)
SafeHouse Denver
Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Orange County
Temple Emanuel (2)
Temple Israel
Tzedakah Fund
University of Colorado Foundation (2)
Wilderness Workshop
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado (2)
Wyly Community Art Center
The Youth Development Project