Foundation to contribute $100,000; CEO Lent to sit on Governor’s Leadership Committee
Denver, CO – Rose Community Foundation is contributing $100,000 to help launch a statewide fund to support organizations on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak. The fund will support work in three categories: prevention, impact and recovery. Funds raised will be allocated to support the needs of communities impacted by COVID-19 in both response and recovery.
Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, the Foundation’s president and CEO, will sit on Governor Jared Polis’ Leadership Committee on COVID-19 Relief. In this position, she will advocate on behalf of community members and organizations who are most vulnerable at this time of crisis.
“Rose Community Foundation is proud to join the Governor’s office, Mile High United Way and many other peer funders in providing aid to Colorado communities and organizations affected by COVID-19,” said Lent. “Our values of community, empathy, generosity and equity will continue to guide our response to this evolving situation.”
More information about the state’s efforts can be found at www.HelpColoradoNow.com and the Governor’s press release about this fund is available here.
Rose Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Resources and FAQ’s can be found here.
About Rose Community Foundation
Rose Community Foundation strives to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities through values-driven philanthropy. The Foundation envisions a thriving region strengthened by its diversity and generosity, and it utilizes the varied tools at its disposal – grantmaking, advocacy and philanthropic services – to advance this aspiration. Since its founding in 1995, the Foundation has granted more than $304 million to 1,901 organizations and initiatives, including $44 million in facilitated grantmaking from donor-advised funds. The Foundation has also supported nearly 70 nonprofit organizations in creating and growing endowments to sustain their vital work into the future, currently stewarding $31 million in endowed assets. The Foundation has $307 million in total assets under management, with annual grantmaking of nearly $25 million.