Teen Funders Seeking Grant Proposals: Will Award $60,000

Denver, CO – Now in its 12th year, Rose Youth Foundation, an initiative of Rose Community Foundation, will grant a total of $60,000 to organizations serving Greater Denver and Boulder. This year, Rose Youth Foundation has established three funding priorities. The group is seeking proposals for two of these priorities and will award $54,000 in support of programs that:

•    Inspire Jewish youth in grades 7 through 12 to become involved and stay involved in Jewish life
•    Support refugees in adapting to life in Greater Denver and Boulder and becoming self-sufficient

The deadline to submit a grant proposal addressing one of these priorities is Monday, March 4, 2013 at noon. The group will also identify and award $6,000 to an organization that supports the mental health of teenagers, demonstrating the Jewish teaching that the highest level of tzedakah, charity in the pursuit of justice, is to aid someone in becoming self-sufficient. Rose Youth Foundation will not accept proposals but will make grants directly to a specific organization addressing this priority.

Rose Youth Foundation has met twice a month since November 2012 to learn about philanthropy, Jewish traditions and values related to giving, and to determine funding priorities.

For more information about Rose Youth Foundation’s 2013 funding priorities and instructions for how to apply contact Sarah Indyk at sindyk@rcfdenver.org or 303.398.7416.

About Rose Youth Foundation

Rose Youth Foundation is a grantmaking initiative of Rose Community Foundation. It is a youth-directed group of Jewish 10th- through 12th-graders from Greater Denver and Boulder who work together to make a difference by learning about philanthropy and Jewish giving, and by making grants.