Rose Community Foundation’s Endowment Building Pathways provide structured support to help organizations launch and grow endowments and sustain an organizational culture that builds for the future. Each of the three pathways supports organizations at different stages of their endowment building work and include trainings, incentives, individual coaching, resources and a platform to connect with and learn from peers.

“The Foundation helped us translate the idea of an endowment into a reality with a plan to expand the fund moving forward, and we did it while building relationships with other organizations. I strongly recommend this program to other organizations on the cusp of launching an endowment.” 

– Kate Brenan, Chief Executive Officer, Minds Matter Colorado

  • Launch Pathway

    • Launch your endowment fund. This pathway provides the tools your organization needs to integrate legacy giving and endowment building into your development work and organizational culture.
    • Incentives: $10,000 into your endowment fund at the completion of the program
    • Length of program: October 2023 – May 2024
    • Trainings: Six sessions + two individual coaching sessions
  • Growth Pathway

    • Grow your established endowment fund. Organizations with experience in endowment fundraising and legacy giving will work toward individualized goals related to legacy gifts, endowment fundraising, stewardship, and marketing. 
    • Incentives: $10,000 into your endowment fund at the completion of the program
    • Length of program: July 2023 – December 2024
    • Trainings: Quarterly trainings + two individual coaching sessions
  • Sustain Pathway

    • Sustain your endowment work. This pathway is designed for new staff and board members of current endowment fundholders who would like to gain a foundational understanding of endowment building and legacy giving.
    • Length of program: October 2023 – April 2024
    • Trainings: Six sessions + additional affinity workshops

Jewish organizations who have participated in an endowment building initiative through Rose Community Foundation are eligible for the Momentum Pathway, which includes training, coaching and ongoing financial incentives to keep the endowment building momentum going. Organizations may participate in the Momentum Pathway and other pathways concurrently. Learn more.