Below are details about upcoming Rose Community Foundation grant cycles in 2022. To be notified about future funding opportunities, please sign up here

NOW OPEN | Civic Participation Through Arts and Culture

To support community-wide efforts that build community and promote reconnection after two years of pandemic-related separation and social division, encourage participation in civic life through arts and culture, and promote inclusion and belonging in the Greater Denver region, prioritizing diverse and underrepresented communities.
Timeline | Rolling application, to be reviewed as applications are received, February 28 through December 1.
Grant amounts | up to $10,000
* Events and programming that can demonstrate a deeper impact and/or larger scope of work will be considered for grants in the $10,000 range; we expect the majority of grants to be around or below $5,000.

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APPLICATIONS CLOSED | Jewish Life

To support 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. Grants may be structured as programmatic grants, and in some cases, general operating support may be considered. Requests should advance at least one of the following priorities:

  • Increasing the organizational strength and capacity of a Jewish organization working in support of the seven-county Denver metro area Jewish community
  • Program or project that is reflective of diverse Jewish communities and offers meaningful and relevant opportunities to engage in Jewish life
  • Jewish efforts seeking to advance social justice by engaging Jewish people and using Jewish values and traditions to respond to one or more key social and economic issues of our time.

Timeline | Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 9. Notifications about grant decisions will be sent via email by June 10.
Grant amounts | Grant requests should not exceed 15% of the current year’s operating budget. If you have never received a grant from Rose Community Foundation’s Jewish Life program area, or if you have not received funding from the Jewish Life program area since 2016, please note that your organization is eligible to apply only for project/program support of up to $25,000.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED | Building a Culture of Equitable Social-Emotional Learning in Education

To support programs or projects that seek to build a culture of social-emotional learning and that equitably integrate efforts to strengthen social and emotional needs and academic learning for students PreK-12, addressing adult mindsets and skills as well as school and district policies.

Timeline | Letters of Intent are due by 5 p.m. on May 16, 2022. If invited, applications are due by 5 p.m. on June 28, 2022. Notifications about grant decisions will be sent by August 26, 2022.
Grant amounts | Funding amounts will be determined based on the program budget, number of staff engaged, and number of students impacted. Collaborative projects are strongly encouraged to apply. Grant amounts may range between $25,000 to $100,000.

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APPLICATIONS CLOSED | Nonpartisan Voter Participation and Engagement

To support efforts around nonpartisan voter participation and education in the 2022 Colorado election, prioritizing historically disenfranchised populations.
Due to the high volume of strong applications and the limited available resources for this rolling opportunity, this grant application is now closed.

For the following cycles, details around timing, eligibility and grant amounts are still being determined. More information will be provided closer to the start of each cycle.

Policy and Advocacy Ecosystem

To support organizations leveraging policy and advocacy efforts to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities.
Timeline | Open request for proposals launching June 27 with grants made by October.

Jewish Life

To support efforts that encourage a dynamic and inclusive Jewish ecosystem that embraces a myriad of ways to be Jewish and builds enduring community infrastructure to sustain it.
Timeline | Two open requests for proposals launching in April and June, with grants made by August and October, respectively.

Equitable Economic Opportunity

To support efforts to advance economic opportunity, increase and retain access to housing and close the racial wealth gap in the Greater Denver region. Both direct services and policy and advocacy work in this space will be considered.
Timeline | Open request for proposals launching in August with grants made by December.

Additional Off-Cycle Funding

The Foundation will also consider community needs and opportunities outside of these cycles, including but not limited to, funding for ballot-measure campaigns, emergency-response efforts, and emergent issues. Additionally, the Foundation’s collaborative giving circles will conduct grantmaking throughout the year.

For questions, please contact our team

Maria Torres | Community Grantmaking

Sarah Kurz and Ray Barrie-Kivel | Policy and Advocacy

Vanessa Bernier | Jewish Life