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Rose Community Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $16.3 Million in 2012

Denver, CO – In 2012, Rose Community Foundation awarded a total of $16.3 million including $9.5 million in Foundation-directed and approved grants and $6.8 million in donor- and endowment-directed grants. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $193 million since its inception in 1995.

During the fourth quarter of 2012, Rose Community Foundation awarded 255 grants totaling more than $4 million from its program areas and donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation. The Foundation’s board of trustees authorized the following grants between October 1, 2012 and December 31, 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

Boomers Leading Change in Health (Denver): $275,000 toward a $550,000 grant over two years for this initiative engaging Denver-area baby boomers as health system navigators, community health workers, and as advocates for improved health care systems. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging and Health program areas. Boomers Leading Change in Health is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation; Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.
blcih.org

Colorado Department of Human Services (Denver): $200,000 to continue support for 9NEWS Senior Source, a multimedia information and education campaign for older adults and their caregivers.
coloradoaging.com

Colorado Gerontological Society (Denver): $10,000 to support Medicare and Medicaid enrollment activities.
senioranswers.org

Easter Seals Colorado (Lakewood): $45,000 over two years for the Rehabilitation Services and Stroke Recovery Day Program, which provides day services for older adult stroke survivors and their families.
eastersealscolorado.org

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $130,000 to support services to help older adults remain in their homes and the Edgewater NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community).
jewishfamilyservice.org

Project Angel Heart (Denver): $24,000 to provide nutritious, home-delivered meals for older adults living with life-threatening illnesses.
projectangelheart.org

Rebuilding Together Metro Denver (Lakewood): $25,000 for home rehabilitation and repair services for older adults.
rebuildingdenver.org

Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley (Longmont): $10,000 to provide specialized services to adults 60+ who are victims of domestic, caregiver and family abuse in later life throughout Boulder County.
safeshelterofstvrain.org

The Senior Hub (Federal Heights): $80,000 to provide services to low-income older adults living in Adams and Arapahoe Counties.
seniorhub.org

 

Child and Family Development

9to5 Colorado (Denver): $10,000 for leadership development and civic engagement of low-income women and their families.
9to5.org

Boulder Community Housing Corporation (Boulder): $5,000 to support the agency’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
fssbouldercounty.org

Clayton Early Learning (Denver): $12,500 to bring the Birth to Five Policy Alliance to Colorado.
claytonearlylearning.org

Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $50,000 toward a $150,000 grant for advocacy efforts to improve the health, early childhood experiences and K-12 education of Colorado’s children The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.
coloradokids.org

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (Denver): $15,000 to update Getting On After Getting Out, a guide that helps individuals prepare for release from prison and for reintegration into their families and communities.
ccjrc.org

Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization (Denver): $5,000 toward a grant totaling $10,000 for research to guide policy and increase awareness of Latino issues. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.
larasa.org

Community Action Development Corporation (Boulder): $10,000 for a campaign in Boulder County to help families become self-sufficient.
https://www.bouldercounty.org/departments/community-services/community-action-programs/

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

Denver Women’s Collaborative (Denver): $20,000 to develop a group of organizations committed to assisting women and children to gain and sustain social, economic, and emotional well-being. Rose Community Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor.

Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (Lafayette): $20,000 to support children’s development from birth to age five in Boulder County.
eccbouldercounty.org

Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (Denver): $10,000 for this organization’s work to engage the business community in becoming advocates for children. Mile High United Way serves as fiscal sponsor.
unitedwaydenver.org

Housing Colorado (Denver): $10,000 to provide affordable-housing education and advocacy for low- and moderate-income families.
housingcolorado.org

Mercy Housing (Denver): $20,000 to support employment counseling and parenting education for families at the organization’s affordable housing properties.
mercyhousing.org

Project WISE (Denver): $20,000 to provide counseling and education programs to families making the transition from public assistance to work.
denverprojectwise.org

Policy Matters (Denver): $7,000 toward a $21,000 grant to hire a legislative liaison to assist with Rose Community Foundation’s policy work. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

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

St. Vrain Family Center (Longmont): $10,000 for parent education programs.
stvrainfamilycenter.org

Stride (Lakewood): $20,000 to help low-income individuals and families become economically self-sufficient.
stride-co.org

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

 

Education

Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $50,000 toward a $150,000 grant for advocacy efforts to improve the health, early childhood experiences and K-12 education of Colorado’s children The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.
coloradokids.org

Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization (Denver): $5,000 toward a grant totaling $10,000 for research to guide policy and increase awareness of Latino issues. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education program areas.
larasa.org

Denver Public Schools Foundation (Denver): $58,000 to support a literacy program for middle-school English language learners.
dpsfoundation.org

Generation Schools Network (Denver): $150,000 to engage  in whole-school redesign partnerships by transforming existing Denver public schools into Generation “Affiliate” Schools.
generationschools.org

Great Education Colorado (Denver): $20,000 for education advocacy efforts.
greateducation.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

Jeffco Public Schools (Golden): $20,000 to evaluate the Expanding Learning Opportunities/Expanded Learning Time pilot programs.
jeffcopublicschools.org

Policy Matters (Denver): $7,000 toward a $21,000 grant to hire a legislative liaison to assist with Rose Community Foundation’s policy work. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

Reading Partners (Denver): $50,000 to encourage children to become lifelong learners by providing individualized reading instruction.
readingpartners.org

University of Colorado School of Education (Denver): $500 for transportation costs to assist students attending Teachers of Colorado and Allies Summit 2012.
colorado.edu/education

 

Health

Boomers Leading Change in Health (Denver): $275,000 toward a $550,000 grant over two years for this initiative engaging Denver-area baby boomers as health system navigators, community health workers, and as advocates for improved health care systems. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging and Health program areas. Boomers Leading Change in Health is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation; Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.
blcih.org

Boulder County Public Health Department (Boulder): $85,000 to support a teen pregnancy prevention program for younger siblings of teen parents.
bouldercounty.org/health

Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $50,000 toward a $150,000 grant for advocacy efforts to improve the health, early childhood experiences and K-12 education of Colorado’s children The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.
coloradokids.org

Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program (Denver): $66,504 for services that promote access to health care for children on Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.
cchap.org

Colorado Community Health Network (Denver): $119,455 for Covering Kids and Families, an initiative to increase the enrollment of children and families in publicly supported health care programs.
cchn.org

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (Denver): $200,000 for efforts to increase health care access and coverage.
cohealthinitiative.org

Colorado Legacy Foundation (Denver): $214,643 to integrate social and emotional learning into Colorado school practices.
colegacy.org

Mental Health Center of Denver (Denver): $27,500 to promote the integration of medical and mental health care services.
mhcd.org

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (Denver): $50,000 to evaluate and update education programs aimed at reducing unintended teen pregnancy and the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases.
pprm.org

Policy Matters (Denver): $7,000 toward a $21,000 grant to hire a legislative liaison to assist with Rose Community Foundation’s policy work. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development, Education and Health program areas.

 

Jewish Life

Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (Denver):

jewishcolorado.org

Ekar (Denver): $69,110 to support program expansion and evaluation for this Jewish community farm.
ekarfarm.org

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $187,941 to support an upgrade to donor management and marketing databases and technology tools.
jewishfamilyservice.org

MazelTot (Denver): $70,000 to fund discounts on Jewish early childhood activities and programs at MazelTot’s 36 partner institutions. MazelTot is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation.
mazeltot.org

Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC (Boulder): $20,000 for the Boulder Jewish Festival 2013 and 2014, featuring local Jewish organizations and presenting Jewish cultural activities.
boulderjcc.org

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $45,200 over two years to provide grants to Limmud Colorado participants for projects that promote new approaches to Jewish learning.
limmudcolorado.org

Rose Youth Foundation (Denver): $297,950 over four years for this initiative that teaches Jewish teens about philanthropy through direct involvement with grantmaking. Rose Youth Foundation is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation.
rcfdenver.org/RYF

 

Opportunities and Innovation Fund

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (Denver): $30,000 to support this organization that promotes Latino philanthropy and supports organizations serving the Latino community. The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado is housed at Rose Community Foundation.
rcfdenver.org/latinocfc

 

Donor-Directed Grants

One hundred ninety-nine grants totaling $540,280 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation.
( ) – indicates number of distributions to organization

Alliance for Children Foundation
Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (5)
Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter
American Health Assistance Foundation
American Jewish World Service (2)
American Red Cross
Amherst Montessori School
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation
Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region (2)
Aspen Community Foundation
Aspen Film
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Aurora Mental Health Center
Aurora Public Schools
Bravo Colorado Music Festival Endowment Foundation
Building Bridges
Carbondale Clay Center
Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (2)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2)
Center for Women’s Health Research, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Central Westchester Humane Society, Inc.
Chabad of Beverlywood (2)
Chai Lifeline
The Challenge Foundation
Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Clinton Global Initiative
Colorado Academy (2)
Colorado Agency for Jewish Education
Colorado Ceasefire
Colorado Children’s Campaign
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
Colorado Public Radio (2)
Colorado Public Television
Colorado Symphony Association
Columbia University
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
COMPASS for Lifelong Discovery
Congregation Ateres Shloime-Hornosteipel
Congregation Beth Evergreen
Congregation Shir Ha Ma’alot
Crested Butte Land Trust
Denver Academy
Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Denver Community Kollel
The Denver Hospice
Denver Public Libary Friends Foundation
The Denver Waldorf School
Drop In the Bucket
Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
Ekar
Energy Outreach Colorado
English in Action
Equity Trust
Ethiopia Reads-Ethiopia Books for Children & Educational Foundation
eTown
Facing History and Ourselves
Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado (2)
Food Bank of the Rockies (2)
Forgotten Harvest (2)
The Foundation Stone
Girl Scouts of Colorado (2)
Girls Athletic Leadership Schools
Girls on the Run of Denver
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
Global Fund for Women
Global Partners in Peace and Development
Graland Country Day School
Grassroots International
Green America
Happy Minyan
Harvard Divinity School
Heifer International
Help for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Assault
Hillel of Colorado
Horace Mann School
Human Rights Watch
Imerman Angels
Institute for Dayanim
International Development Enterprises
J Street Education Fund
JESPY House
Jewish Community of Amherst
The Jewish Experience
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (7)
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
Jewish Federations of North America
Jewish Women’s Archive
Jews for Judaism International
Judaism in the Foothills
Judaism Your Way
Judson Center
Just Vision
Kent Denver School (3)
KidsTek
KIPP Colorado
Kohelet
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lewis & Clark
Literacy Outreach
LiveWell Colorado
Local Theater Company
Lupus Foundation of Colorado
Madison Community Foundation (2)
The Manaus Fund
Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts
Marshall Direct Fund
MCA Denver
McCormick Foundation (2)
Michigan Autism Partnership
Milken Institute
Mizel Arts & Culture Center
Montessori of Ken Caryl
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Mountain Resource Center
National Jewish Health
National Women’s Law Center
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado (2)
Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter
Pathfinder International
PeaceJam Foundation
Peninsula Open Space Trust
Phillips Exeter Academy
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Political Research Associates
The Private Redemption Foundation
RedLine
Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (4)
Rocky Mountain PBS
Rose Community Foundation
San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
Seven Arrows Elementary School
Shalom Cares (2)
Sharsheret
Sidwell Friends School (2)
St. Mary’s Academy
Stepping Stones
Teach for America
Telluride Animal Foundation
Third Sector New England (3)
Tides (2)
Tipping Point Community
Trust for Public Land (2)
Tufts Hillel Foundation
Tufts University (2)
UCLA Foundation
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
University of Denver
University of Pennsylvania
Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
Washington University in St. Louis
The Wolman Family Fund
Women Donors Network (2)
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts
Wyly Community Art Center
Yeshiva Toras Chaim
Youth for Environmental Sanity
Zimmer Children’s Museum