Funding Opportunities

Founded on a tradition of philanthropy, we strive to create positive, sustainable, systemic change for our community.

We envision a thriving Greater Denver region, strengthened by its diversity and generosity. Our approach includes programmatic grant support, policy and advocacy work, proactive responses to emerging issues and opportunities, and donor engagement.

Geographic Funding Area

We accept applications for programs that serve the seven-county Greater Denver community of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson Counties. Programs with a broader geographic focus may apply, however, the application must address the program’s relevance to and impact on people living within these seven counties.

Grants Portal

The grants portal allows organizations to manage their application to, or grant from, Rose Community Foundation. All applications and associated documentation (grant reports, proof of matching funds, etc.) need to be accessed, completed and submitted through the online portal.

Open Opportunities

Policy and Advocacy Ecosystem

Supporting organizations that leverage policy and advocacy efforts to help local communities furthest from opportunity create conditions for equity, justice, inclusion and engagement.

Request for proposals (provided for reference only, please submit applications via the online grants portal). 

  • Opportunity launches June 18, 2024 and applications are due by July 25, 2024 at 5 p.m. Grants will be made by October 2024.
  • Annual grant amounts will typically range from $15,000 to $75,000.
  • Interested applicants can schedule a time to meet with Ray Barrie-Kivel, policy and advocacy manager.
Newcomers Fund

At this time, the Newcomers Fund steering committee is prioritizing grants to organizations that are helping new immigrants with housing, resource navigation, and workforce and employment opportunities. We are interested in supporting nonprofits working at a larger scale – those serving 20 or more people. Learn more about the Newcomers Fund.

Interested nonprofits, please login or create an account to access the brief eligibility quiz.

Coming Soon

Jewish Life Cycle Two

Supporting organizations and programs that are reflective of Greater Denver’s Jewish communities and offer meaningful and relevant opportunities to engage in Jewish life, while welcoming diverse individuals, families and practices.

  • If your organization received a grant in Jewish Life Cycle One in spring 2024, you are not eligible to apply again until 2025. If your organization is new to Rose Community Foundation, please schedule a time to meet with Jacob Rosenblum prior to applying.
  • Open request for proposals launching July 12, 2024. Applications are due August 15, 2024 with grants made by October 2024.
Equitable Economic Opportunity

Supporting nonprofits working to close gaps in access and opportunity by increasing financial security, dismantling generational cycles of poverty, and growing assets for individuals and communities furthest from opportunity.

  • Open request for proposals launching August 1, 2024, with grants made by December 2024.
  • Annual grant amounts will typically range from $25,000 to $75,000

To be notified about open funding opportunities, please sign up hereFor questions about funding opportunities, please contact:

Maria Torres and VJ Brown | Community Grantmaking

Jacob Rosenblum | Jewish Life

Ray Barrie-Kivel | Policy and Advocacy

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