In 2016, donor-directed grantmaking through donor-advised funds held at Rose Community Foundation totaled nearly $2.5 million and reflected a broad range of community interests supported by our donors. These grants do not necessarily align with our program areas, nor are they restricted to our seven-county service area.

The donor-directed grants awarded in 2016 include:

  • Grants recommended from donor funds held at the Foundation
  • Matching gifts to qualified charities that received personal contributions from our trustees, committee members and staff
  • Discretionary grants
  • Arts, Culture and Media

    • Anatomy in Clay Centers
    • Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation
    • The Art Base
    • Art Students League of Denver
    • Austin City Limits
    • Bravo! Vail
    • Carbondale Arts
    • Celebrate the Beat
    • Center for the Arts Evergreen
    • Chalkbeat
    • The Children’s Museum of Denver
    • Colorado Ballet Company
    • The Colorado Children’s Chorale
    • Colorado Public Radio
    • Colorado Public Television (CPT12)
    • Colorado Symphony Association
    • Creede Repertory Theatre
    • DAVA – Downtown Aurora Visual Arts
    • Denver Art Museum
    • Denver Film Society
    • Denver Museum of Nature & Science
    • Denver Public Library Friends Foundation
    • eTown
    • Friends of Chamber Music
    • Hartley Film Foundation
    • High Country News
    • History Colorado
    • Mizel Arts & Culture Center
    • Mizel Museum
    • Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
    • Music Associates of Aspen
    • Opera Colorado
    • Phamaly Theatre Company
    • RedLine
    • Rocky Mountain PBS
    • Su Teatro
    • Taoist Tai Chi Society of the United States of America
    • Vail Symposium
    • WorldDenver
    • Zimmer Children’s Museum
  • Children and Youth

    • A Precious Child
    • The Adoption Exchange
    • Adoptions Together
    • Alliance for Children Foundation
    • Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program
    • Avenues for Justice, Andrew Glover Youth Program
    • BabiesNow! Foundation
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
    • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
    • The Bridge Project, University of Denver
    • Bright by Three
    • Colorado Children’s Campaign
    • Colorado “I Have A Dream”® Foundation
    • Colorado Youth Matter
    • Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
    • Denver Children’s Home
    • Forward Steps Foundation
    • Gabby Krause Foundation
    • Girl Scouts of Colorado
    • Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver
    • Girls on the Run of the Rockies
    • INSPIRE
    • Invest in Kids
    • Ralston House
    • Tennyson Center for Children
    • Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Denver
    • Young Americans Center for Financial Education
    • YouthRoots
    • YouthZone
  • Economic Self-Sufficiency/Safety Net Services

    • Blue Star Recyclers
    • Casa de Paz
    • Clothes to Kids of Denver
    • Colorado African Organization
    • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
    • The Delores Project
    • Denver Food Rescue
    • Denver Rescue Mission
    • Emergency Family Assistance Association
    • Energy Outreach Colorado
    • Family Tree
    • Feeding America
    • Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado
    • Food Bank of the Rockies
    • The Gathering Place
    • Global Kindness
    • Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
    • Hunger Free Colorado
    • Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking
    • The Manaus Fund
    • Mercy Housing
    • Mi Casa Resource Center
    • Northeast Denver Housing Center
    • The Private Redemption Foundation
    • Project PAVE
    • Project Worthmore
    • Saint Francis Center
    • Senior Assistance Center
    • Senior Support Services, Inc.
    • Third Way Center
    • Urban Peak
    • Volunteers of America
    • Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
    • Volunteers of America Northern Rockies
    • Warren Village
    • Women’s Bean Project
  • Education

    • ACE Scholarships
    • American Indian College Fund
    • Aspen Prep Academy
    • Aspen Waldorf Foundation
    • Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
    • Breakthrough Kent Denver
    • Bronx Community Charter School
    • Business and Schools in Collaboration
    • Carbondale Community School
    • Challenge to Excellence Charter School
    • Cherry Creek Schools Foundation
    • Cherry Hills Palmer Scholarship Foundation
    • Clayton Early Learning
    • Colorado Academy
    • The Colorado Education Initiative
    • Colorado Friends Fund of the Harvard Women’s Studies in Religion Program
    • Colorado Succeeds
    • Colorado UpLift
    • Colorado Youth for a Change
    • Columbia University
    • Connecticut College
    • Dartmouth College
    • Delta Eta Boule Foundation
    • Denison University
    • Denver Language School
    • Denver Public Schools Foundation
    • Denver Scholarship Foundation
    • Denver School of the Arts Friends Foundation
    • DSST Public Schools
    • East Angel Friends & Alumni Foundation
    • Echo Foundation
    • Education Foundation of Eagle County
    • Englewood School District 1
    • English in Action
    • Escuela Tlatelolco
    • Friends of the Arava Institute
    • Friends of Manual
    • Friends of Slavens School
    • George Washington High School
    • Girls Athletic Leadership Schools
    • Graland Country Day School
    • Harvard Divinity School
    • Kent Denver School
    • KIPP Colorado
    • Lewis & Clark College
    • Literacy Outreach
    • The Literacy Project
    • Littleton Public Schools
    • The Logan School for Creative Learning
    • Mapleton Education Foundation
    • McGlone Elementary School
    • Metropolitan State University of Denver
    • Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation
    • Mile High Early Learning
    • Montclair School Peak Partnership
    • Montessori School of Evergreen
    • Mountain Phoenix Community School
    • Naropa University
    • Nathan Yip Foundation
    • Northfield Mount Hermon School
    • Phillips Exeter Academy
    • Public Education & Business Coalition
    • Qualistar Colorado
    • RAFT Colorado
    • Reach Out and Read Colorado
    • Roses in Concrete
    • Springfield College
    • Stanley British Primary School
    • STRIVE Preparatory Schools
    • Teach for America
    • Tufts University
    • The UCLA Foundation
    • The University of Arizona Foundation
    • University of Colorado Foundation
    • University of Denver
    • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • University of Idaho Foundation
    • University of Northern Colorado Foundation
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Puget Sound
    • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation
    • University of Wisconsin Foundation
    • Washington University in St. Louis
    • World Learning
  • Environment/Outdoor Education and Animal Welfare

    • Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
    • Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
    • Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
    • The Colorado Golf Association
    • Colorado Open Lands
    • Colorado Wild Public Lands
    • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
    • Conservation Colorado Education Fund
    • Crested Butte Land Trust
    • Denver Botanic Gardens
    • Denver Dumb Friends League
    • Denver Urban Gardens
    • Denver Zoological Foundation
    • Eagle Valley Land Trust
    • Ekar
    • Environmental Learning for Kids
    • Equity Trust
    • Food and Water Watch
    • The Foxie G Foundation
    • Friends of Foothills Animal Shelter
    • Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges
    • GOALS
    • Gunnison Trails
    • Hawaii Wildlife Fund
    • Hazon
    • Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families
    • Independence Pass Foundation
    • Kestrel Land Trust
    • Little Bellas
    • McDowell Sonoran Land Conservancy
    • Morris Animal Foundation
    • Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
    • National Geographic Society
    • National Park Foundation
    • National Parks Conservation Association
    • National Rowing Foundation
    • The Nature Conservancy
    • Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter
    • The Park People
    • PLAY Boulder Foundation
    • Protect Our Winters
    • Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust
    • Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Foundation
    • Roaring Fork Conservancy
    • Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    • Seeds of Solidarity Education Center
    • Shambhala Mountain Center
    • Sierra Club Foundation
    • Sprout City Farms
    • The Trust for Public Land – Denver Office
    • Walking Mountains Science Center
    • Western Golf Association
    • Wilderness Workshop
    • Youth for Environmental Sanity
  • General Community Support

    • The 100 Club of Colorado
    • Aspen Community Foundation
    • The Aspen Institute
    • The Aspen Strong Foundation
    • Colorado Association of Funders
    • Colorado Business Hall of Fame
    • Colorado Center on Law and Policy
    • Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
    • Colorado Fiscal Institute
    • Colorado Impact Initiative
    • Colorado Nonprofit Association
    • Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
    • Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
    • Community Resource Center
    • Community Shares of Colorado
    • Council on Foundations
    • The Denver Foundation
    • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
    • Denver South Economic Development Partnership
    • Growing Home
    • Honor Good Deeds
    • Impact Charitable
    • Jake’s Place
    • Ken-Caryl Ranch Foundation
    • Latinas First Foundation
    • Latino Community Foundation of Colorado
    • Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado
    • Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
    • Metro Volunteers
    • Michael Sneath Memorial Fund
    • Mile High United Way
    • Milken Institute
    • Navy Seal Foundation
    • No Barriers USA
    • Parent Possible
    • PeakChange
    • Pinnacol Foundation
    • Posner Center for International Development
    • Protect Our Defenders Foundation
    • Resource Generation
    • Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation
    • Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center
    • Roots & Branches Foundation
    • Rose Andom Center
    • Rose Community Foundation
    • Rose Women’s Organization Donor-Advised Fund
    • Rose Youth Foundation
    • St. John’s Foundation
    • Semper Fi Fund
    • Seniors’ Resource Center
    • Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
    • Third Sector New England
    • Urban League of Metro Denver
    • United States Association of Blind Athletes
    • Western Colorado Congress
    • Women Donors Network
    • The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
  • Health

    • Ability Connection Colorado
    • Action Mobility Foundation
    • ALS Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter
    • Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter
    • American Diabetes Association, Colorado Area
    • The American Transplant Foundation
    • Anchor Center for Blind Children
    • Arthritis Foundation
    • Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
    • The Blue Bench
    • Brent Eley Foundation
    • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • Cancer League of Colorado Foundation
    • Canine Companions for Independence
    • Carson J Spencer Foundation
    • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    • The Center for African American Health
    • Center for Women’s Health Research, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
    • Chai Lifeline
    • CHARG Resource Center
    • Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
    • Clinica Family Health Services
    • Clínica Tepeyac
    • Colorado Cancer Research
    • Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved
    • Colorado Donor Alliance
    • The Colorado Health Foundation
    • Colorado Hospital Association
    • Colorado Infectious Diseases Society of America
    • Colorado Managed Care
    • The Consortium
    • Craig Hospital Foundation
    • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Rocky Mountain Chapter
    • Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness
    • Denver Health & Hospitals Foundation
    • The Denver Hospice
    • Doctors Care
    • Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency of Denver
    • Free to Breathe
    • Freedom Service Dogs
    • Harmony Foundation
    • Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center
    • Inner City Health Center
    • Jewish Healing and Hospice Center of Los Angeles
    • Judi’s House
    • Kids First Healthcare
    • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter
    • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter
    • The Listen Foundation
    • Maria Droste Counseling Center
    • Matthew Harris Ornstein Memorial Foundation
    • Melanoma Research Foundation
    • Mending Faces
    • Mental Health Center of Denver
    • Mental Health Colorado
    • Morgan Adams Foundation
    • National Jewish Health
    • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter
    • Nurse-Family Partnership
    • Pathfinders
    • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
    • The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center
    • Prime Health
    • Project Angel Heart
    • Raymond Wentz Foundation
    • The Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics
    • Rowan Tree Foundation
    • RSVP Colorado
    • Sarcoma Foundation of America
    • Sense of Security
    • Sharsheret
    • Starting Hearts
    • Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – Los Angeles County
    • There With Care
    • University of Colorado Hospital Foundation
    • Valley View Hospital Foundation
    • Visiting Nurse Corporation of Colorado
    • Von’s Vision
    • Wapiyapi
  • International

    • The American Friends of Migdal Ohr
    • Elephant Energy
    • Friends of the Israel Defense Forces – Los Angeles Chapter
    • Friends of United Hatzalah
    • Friends of Yemin Orde
    • Friendship Bridge
    • Global Fund for Women
    • Global Livingston Institute
    • Global Partners for Health
    • GO Campaign
    • Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel
    • Heifer International
    • Himalayan Children’s Fund
    • JQ International
    • Just Vision
    • Marshall Direct Fund
    • Negev Foundation
    • New Israel Fund
    • Pathfinder International
    • Project C.U.R.E.
    • The Road To Hope
    • Shadhika Foundation
    • ShelterBox USA
    • Solar Cookers International
    • Starfish
  • Jewish Life

    • Aish Denver
    • Alumni of the Rabbinical College Knesseth Israel of Slabodka Kowno
    • American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem
    • American Friends of Darche Noam
    • American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
    • American Friends of Magen David Adom
    • American Friends of Yahad-In Unum
    • American Friends of Yeshiva High School Kiryat Arba
    • American Jewish World Service
    • B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Rocky Mountain Region
    • Boulder Jewish Community Center
    • Camp Ramah in California
    • Center for Jewish Family Life
    • The Chai Center
    • Colorado Agency for Jewish Education
    • Council of Young Jewish Presidents
    • Denver Academy of Torah
    • Denver Community Kollel
    • Denver Jewish Day School
    • Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, University of Michigan
    • Institute for Dayanim
    • Jerusalem U
    • Jewish Community of Amherst
    • Jewish Education Center of South Florida
    • The Jewish Experience
    • Jewish Family Service of Colorado
    • Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit
    • Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts
    • The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
    • Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
    • Jewish National Fund, Mountain States Region
    • Jewish Resource Center Chabad of Aspen
    • Jewish Women’s Archive
    • JEWISHcolorado
    • Judaism Your Way
    • Kavod Senior Life
    • Keshet of the Rockies
    • Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles
    • Moving Traditions
    • National Yiddish Book Center
    • Neshama Center
    • Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center
    • Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives
    • Samuel A. Fryer Yavneh Hebrew Academy
    • Shalom Cares
    • Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center
    • Slingshot Fund
    • The Survivor Mitzvah Project
    • Westside Kollel
    • Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudic Seminary of Denver
  • Religion

    • Aspen Jewish Congregation
    • Beth Jacob Congregation
    • Beth El Synagogue
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    • Congregation Beth Evergreen
    • Congregation Beth Menachem of Glogev
    • Every Nation Ministries
    • First Baptist Church
    • Hebrew Educational Alliance
    • Odom Memorial Church of God in Christ
    • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
    • Saint John’s Cathedral
    • St. Thomas More Catholic Church
    • Southeast Denver Christian Church
    • Temple Beth Am
    • Temple Emanuel
    • Temple Israel
    • Temple Micah
    • Temple Sinai
  • Social Justice

    • 9to5 Colorado
    • Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Regional Office
    • American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado Foundation
    • Class Action
    • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
    • Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation
    • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado
    • League of Women Voters of Denver Education Fund
    • NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation
    • New Era Colorado Foundation
    • One Colorado
    • ProgressNow Colorado
    • Urban Land Conservancy
    • Warm Cookies of the Revolution