Program Area Grants

Rose Community Foundation focuses its grantmaking in five areas: Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health and Jewish Life. In 2016, several Capacity-Building Grants were awarded.

In 2016, $7,554,443 was awarded for 189 grants to nonprofit organizations, government agencies and projects that are making the Greater Denver community a better place for all people. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $255 million since its inception in 1995 (as of June 1, 2017).

Locations indicate the organization’s headquarters, not necessarily the geographic area served. This list includes program area grants approved by the Foundation in January-December 2016.

Learn more about our grantmaking and how to apply for a grant.

  • Aging

    • 27 grants totaling $1,618,849
      We invest in the health, well-being and happiness of older adults.
      Learn more about our Aging focus area.

      • Benefits in Action (Denver): $50,000 to inform, counsel and assist older adults to access and apply for federal, state and local public benefits. Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.
      • Boomers Leading Change (Denver): $270,784 over two years toward a grant totaling $542,884 to provide adults 50+ with opportunities to make a difference in local communities in ways that are meaningful to the adults, as well as to those they serve. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging and Health areas. Boomers Leading Change in Health is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation; Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.
      • Boulder County CareConnect (Boulder): $20,000 to promote independent living of older adults through its Carry-Out Caravan, Fix-it Program and Medical Mobility Program.
      • Catholic Charities Archdioses of Denver (Denver): $20,000 for case management services for low-income older adults and their caregivers.
      • Center for People with Disabilities (Denver): $9,500 to support the Beyond Vision Program that assists older adults who are visually impaired or blind to remain independent.
      • The Center for Trauma & Resilience (Denver): $10,000 for services and support that facilitate trauma recovery and increased independence and safety to crime victims age 60 and older.
      • Coal Creek Meals on Wheels (Lafayette): $5,000 for home delivered meals to homebound older adults in East Boulder County.
      • Colorado Department of Human Services – Colorado Commission on Aging (Denver): $215,000 for Senior Source, for a multimedia information and education campaign designed to bring resources to older adults and their caregivers, and for community outreach efforts.
      • Colorado Gerontological Society (Denver): $30,000 to provide screening, counseling and referral services for older adults and families on aging issues including Medicaid and Medicare enrollment.
      • Continuing Legal Education in Colorado (Denver): $8,000 for the printing of an updated Senior Law Handbook.
      • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado (Denver):
        • $45,000 over 18 months to support Capitol Hill Care Link to connect LGBT and non-LGBT older adults to comprehensive programs and services to thrive safely and independently.
        • $10,000 for a Capacity-Building Grant to prevent and/or respond to acts of hate, bigotry or anti-Semitism which have increased in the uncertain times following the November 2016 election.
      • Grantmakers in Aging (Arlington, VA):
        • $3,700 to support the activities of this national association that focuses on aging issues.
        • $5,000 to build the capacity for ReFraming Aging which aims to understand and change attitudes about aging.
      • Hunger Free Colorado (Denver): $25,000 over 18 months to serve low-income and impoverished older adults without access to nutritious food and facing hunger.
      • Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $130,000 to offer a menu of in-home services that help older adults remain in their own homes and maintain their independence.
      • Longmont Meals on Wheels (Longmont): $42,015 to support the home delivered meals program for homebound older adults and to increase the capacity of the organization. The Herbert and Judy Paige Family Foundation gave an additional $8,750 for capacity building efforts.
      • Meals on Wheels of Boulder (Boulder): $50,000 for home-delivered meals to homebound older adults.
      • Neighbor Network (Denver): $25,000 to provide transportation and in-home supportive services that promote the independent living of isolated older adults in Douglas County. Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.
      • Project Angel Heart (Denver): $66,350 for a program that delivers meals to homebound older adults and to increase the capacity of the organization. The Herbert and Judy Paige Family Foundation gave an additional $8,750 for capacity building efforts.
      • Rose Community Foundation (Denver):
        • $5,000 for a consultant to provide grant review services for the Aging program area
        • $7,000 to co-host a Funders Idea Exchange breakfast and discussion at the 2016 Grantmakers in Aging conference
      • The Senior Hub (Federal Heights): $170,000 over two years to provide a menu of direct services to low-income older adults living in Adams and Arapahoe counties and surrounding areas.
      • Seniors’ Resource Center (Denver): $230,000 over two years for direct services, including transportation, to help older adults remain independent.
      • TLC Meals on Wheels (Centennial): $20,250 for a program that delivers meals to homebound older adults and to increase the capacity of the organization. The Herbert and Judy Paige Family Foundation gave an additional $8,750 for capacity building efforts.
      • University of Denver (Denver): $15,000 for the launch of Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging.
      • Volunteers of America Colorado Branch (Denver): $131,250 for a program that delivers meals to homebound older adults and to increase the capacity of the organization. The Herbert and Judy Paige Family Foundation gave an additional $8,750 for capacity building efforts.
  • Child and Family Development

    • 70 grants totaling $ 1,490,172
      We invest in efforts to support the success of children and their families.
      Learn more about our Child and Family Development focus area.

      • Ability Connection Colorado (Denver): $7,500 to support the implementation of the Social Emotional Pyramid curriculum for all children to learn and thrive through family support and a nurturing educational environment.
      • The Acorn School for Early Childhood Development (Boulder): $4,000 to provide high-quality early education to students during the summer months, for students with no preschool education entering kindergarten in the fall.
      • The Aspen Institute (Aspen): $25,000 for the Ascend program, a two-generation approach to move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security in Colorado.
      • Bal Swan Children’s Center (Broomfield): $5,000 to improve the programs and services for children with special needs, medical challenges and school challenges.
      • Bright By Three (Denver): $30,000 for high-quality, research-based parenting information through a home visitation program and the Bright by Text program providing child development information to parents via text messages.
      • Broomfield Early Childhood Council (Broomfield): $10,000 to help young children prepare for school and life with training and resources for parents and caregivers.
      • The Center for African American Health (Denver): $5,000 for a planning grant to implement a home visitation program that will serve low-income African-American families.
      • Center for Work Education and Employment (Denver): $20,000 for assisting low-income parents to obtain and retain employment.
      • Child Learning Center, University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder): $10,000 to provide assessment services, early childhood programs, parent education and support, and community and state outreach support.
      • Children First of the Rockies (Longmont): $5,000 for the expansion of a parent education program in English and Spanish for low-income, new or soon-to-be parents, guardians and child caregivers to build nurturing parenting skills, knowledge of child development and community connections.
      • Children’s Haven Child Care Center (Lakewood): $10,600 to support quality improvements for a high-quality early education center for low-income children in Southwest Denver.
      • Children’s Outreach Project (Denver): $10,000 for professional development and quality improvement of high-quality early childhood educational programming serving low-income families.
      • Clayton Early Learning (Denver): $10,000 to support early childhood advocacy efforts at the state-level.
      • Colorado Center on Law and Policy (Denver): $49,000 to support this organization’s leadership of the Skills to Compete Colorado Coalition and its new role as state leader of the Assets and Opportunity Network.
      • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (Denver): $10,000 for a Capacity-Building Grant to prevent and/or respond to acts of hate, bigotry or anti-Semitism which have increased in the uncertain times following the November 2016 election.
      • Council for a Strong America (Washington, DC): $15,000 for the Colorado branch of this nonprofit organization that unites five organizations comprised of representatives from law enforcement, military, business, faith communities and sports that promote solutions to ensure that the next generation is ready for school and life.
      • Denver Asset Building Coalition (Denver): $30,000 to provide free tax preparation, financial education and financial services to low-income people in Denver and Aurora.
      • Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (Denver): $5,000 for onsite mental health services for Head Start children, including consultations with parents and teachers.
      • Denver Early Childhood Council (Denver): $20,000 to prepare young children by supporting the early childhood community to provide high-quality services.
      • Denver Public Library Friends Foundation (Denver): $10,000 for an early literacy program provided in low-income, often ethnically diverse neighborhoods.
      • Developmental Pathways (Englewood): $10,000 to implement the BABIES model so that more meaningful service plans can be created to address pressing issues early in the life of a child who is either premature and/or has special needs.
      • Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (Wheat Ridge): $50,000 to support this statewide organization that provides access to quality services and supports for young children through a network of Early Childhood Council leaders and key stakeholders.
      • Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (Lafayette): $16,000 to help young children be successful with a network of providers and policy makers that support parents and high-quality services.
      • Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (Boston, MA): $10,000 to support a national network of early childhood funders. Third Sector New England serves as fiscal sponsor.
      • Early Childhood Leadership Commission (Denver): $5,000 to develop a website for the Colorado Early Childhood Framework. Rose Community Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor.
      • Early Excellence Program of Denver (Denver): $10,000 to support the professional development of staff who provide early childhood programs for low-income children in Denver’s Cole neighborhood.
      • Early Milestones Colorado (Denver):
        • $100,000 to support this statewide organization that provides incubation of early childhood innovative programs and projects
        • $3,500 to hire a grant writer for an opportunity that would increase the organization’s ability to provide high-quality, effective services
      • El Centro Humanitario (Denver): $25,000 to support intensive trainings and increased access to employment opportunities for immigrant women.
      • Families First (Denver): $10,000 for the Parents as Teachers program which provides the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children optimally develop during the early years of life.
      • Family Resource Center Association (Denver): $353,000 to strengthen this statewide network of family resource centers in Colorado that provide comprehensive community-based support in order to improve the lives of individuals and families.
      • Family Star (Denver): $10,000 to support professional development for teachers that provide high-quality bilingual Montessori early childhood education and support services for low-income families.
      • Family Tree (Wheat Ridge): $20,000 to provide access to affordable housing and employment guidance services to multiple generations.
      • Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado (Denver): $30,000 to support a two-generation program model that helps teen families break the cycle of poverty and raise healthy families.
      • Friends of the Haven (Denver): $10,000 for the  professional development for the staff of Baby Haven, where women can recover from addictions, deliver healthy, drug-free babies, improve parenting skills and receive quality early educational services for their children.
      • The Gathering Place (Denver): $5,259 to support participation in the Denver Women’s Collaborative, which helps women and children to gain and sustain social, economic and emotional well-being.
      • Grantmakers for Education (Portland, OR): $1,000 for a reception during the 2016 Grantmakers for Education conference in Denver.
      • Growing Home (Westminster): $10,000 for evidence-based, early childhood intervention and literacy programs serving children, ages birth to eight years old.
      • Hope Center (Denver): $10,000 for professional development, materials and quality improvements to provide high-quality early childhood education for low-income children in Northeast Denver.
      • Invest in Kids (Denver): $30,000 for The Incredible Years program, a program that prevents and treats behavior problems and promotes social, emotional and academic competence for young children.
      • Jeffco Public Schools (Golden): $20,000 for weekly home visits for three-to-five-year olds in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program.
      • Jefferson Center for Mental Health (Wheat Ridge): $10,000 to provide therapeutic services, parenting skills education, and supportive resources to families with young children, ages birth to five years old.
      • Laradon (Denver): $10,000 to expand the staff capacity of the Family, Infant and Toddler Program which offers therapeutic services for young children with developmental disabilities or delays.
      • Mapleton Public Schools (Denver): $20,000 for the Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County to help young children with comprehensive services and support for their parents.
      • Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation (Denver): $10,000 for the Family Literacy Program which breaks the cycle of inter-generational poverty by building the literacy skills of families.
      • Mi Casa Resource Center (Denver): $20,000 to advance economic success through employment and training for Latino families.
      • Mile High Early Learning (Denver):
        • $25,000 for a strategic planning process that will guide the organization’s growth and quality initiatives at a center that offers a high-quality educational experience to low-income children
        • $20,000 for the Babies Ready for College program that provides information about how to support the growth and development of children birth-to-3 years old to parents and other caregivers
      • Mpowered (Denver): $15,000 to support comprehensive financial coaching to low-income families.
      • New Horizons Preschool (Boulder): $5,000 to support low-income Latino children and their families through the Parent Outreach Program.
      • OUR Center (Longmont): $10,000 to provide professional development for teachers and staff at this high-quality child care center.
      • Parent Possible (Denver):
        • $30,000 for systems building, training and technical assistance for parent initiatives and support for policy and collaboration work
        • $50,000 over two years for the implementation of Vroom in Colorado, a mobile app that helps parents turn everyday moments into brain-building moments
      • Pay for Success (Denver): $16,313 to support the Colorado Funders Pay For Success Collaborative. Rose Community Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor.
      • Policy Matters (Broomfield): $10,000 toward a $20,000 grant for state-level legislative monitoring services. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education areas.
      • Qualistar Colorado (Denver): $30,000 to improve child care quality across the state by supporting professional development of child care providers and improving learning environments for low-income children.
      • Reach Out and Read Colorado (Denver): $7,500 to support an early literacy program at pediatricians’ offices for children under age six, focusing on families living in poverty.
      • Red Rocks Community College Foundation (Lakewood): $10,000 for the development of a program for high school students to attain an early childhood certificate before they graduate high school.
      • Rose Community Foundation (Denver):
        • $6,000 to produce an article about Early Milestones Colorado for The Foundation Review
        • $5,000 for a consultant to develop and document a new approach to grantmaking in the Child and Family Development program area
        • $1,000 for Colorado Early Childhood Network membership dues
        • $2,000 to host a legislative education session on the topic of early childhood
      • Sewall Child Development Center (Denver): $7,500 to support professional development for staff supporting a high-quality early childhood program inclusive of children with special needs.
      • TLC Learning Center (Longmont): $15,000 for training staff in the Pyramid Plus positive behavior development model and provide mental health services through the Kid Connects program.
      • Tools of the Mind (Denver): $25,000 to support teachers using the Tools model prepare children to succeed in school and in life by becoming successful learners. Third Sector New England serves as fiscal sponsor.
      • University of Colorado Foundation (Denver): $15,000 for the implementation and evaluation of the Pregnancy and Parenting Partners program that offers prenatal, postnatal and pediatric care.
      • Warren Village (Denver): $40,000 to provide comprehensive services to low-income, single parents and their children working to move beyond the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
      • WorkLife Partnership (Denver): $20,000 to support a program for employers to retain valued employees by training them to overcome barriers and connecting them to appropriate services.
      • Work Options for Women (Denver): $10,000 to help impoverished women gain the skills and confidence they need to work their way out of poverty and become gainfully and permanently employed in the food service industry.
      • YWCA Boulder County (Boulder): $15,000 to support Children’s Alley, Boulder’s only drop-in, temporary childcare center that serves children ages six weeks to 12 years old.
  • Education

    • 42 grants totaling $ 1,492,877
      We are committed to creating an education system that serves all students.
      Learn more about our Education focus area.

      • A+ Denver (Denver): $35,000 to support a statewide report on English language learner instruction in school districts across Colorado. Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.
      • Adams County Youth Initiative (Thornton): $15,000 to offer monthly continuous improvement coaching to partner organizations improving programming for students “cradle-to-career” – throughout every stage of their life.
      • America Achieves (New York, NY): $15,000 to support the America Achieves Colorado Educator Voice Fellowship Program, which equips top teachers to tap into their classroom and school expertise and be co-architects of state and local education policy that raises standards for teaching and learning.
      • Aurora Citizens for Excellent Schools (Centennial): $2,500 to support the Yes on 3C Campaign for Aurora Public Schools.
      • Center for Teaching Quality (Carrboro, NC): $65,000 to design the Luminary Learning Network Teacher Advisory Council within Denver Public Schools which develops action plans to reach schoolwide goals and design professional learning for colleagues to build expertise among individual schools.
      • Chalkbeat (New York, NY):
        • $25,000 for ongoing coverage of education policy and education reform efforts in Denver and at the state level.
        • $10,000 to Chalkbeat Colorado for a Capacity-Building Grant to prevent and/or respond to acts of hate, bigotry or anti-Semitism which have increased in the uncertain times following the November 2016 election.
      • Climb Higher Colorado (Denver): $100,000 for a coalition that informs parents, teachers, policy makers and other key stakeholders about the importance of the Colorado Academic Standards and aligned tests. Rose Community Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor.
      • Colorado BioScience Institute (Denver): $15,000 for Research Experience for Teachers, an intensive professional development program providing Denver educators with bioscience laboratory experience.
      • Colorado Education Organizing Funders Collaborative (Denver): $10,000 to launch a new field-building campaign in Aurora. Rose Community Foundation serves as the fiscal sponsor.
      • Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization (Denver): $10,000 for a Capacity-Building Grant to prevent and/or respond to acts of hate, bigotry or anti-Semitism which have increased in the uncertain times following the November 2016 election.
      • Colorado Youth for a Change (Denver): $35,000 to support the Futures Academy, a school for at-risk students run in partnership with Aurora Public Schools.
      • Denver Public Schools Foundation (Denver):
        • $39,230 to launch the McAuliffe International Schools Innovation Management Organization.
        • $45,900 to increase overall student achievement at McGlone Academy, an expanding and replicating K-8 public innovation school.
      • Education Reform Now (Denver): $3,000 for school leaders at public innovation schools to visit Boston to learn more about their innovation zone models.
      • Empower Schools (Boston, MA): $150,000 to launch a Denver Public Schools (DPS) Innovation Zone known as the Luminary Learning Network (LLN).
      • For Denver’s Kids (Denver): $1,000 to support the 3A and 3B Campaign for Denver Public Schools.
      • Generation Teach, Inc. (New York, NY): $50,000 for the Generation Teach summer teaching fellowship and learning program.
      • Grantmakers for Education (Portland, OR):
        • $30,000 for the Grantmakers in Education Annual Conference to be held in Denver, Colorado.
        • $3,000 to support the activities of this national association dedicated to improving educational outcomes and increasing opportunities for all learners.
      • Hope Street Group (Washington, D.C.): $10,000 to support Hope Street’s National Teacher Fellowship Program.
      • Make Your Mark Denver (Denver): $15,000 for a partnership with the City and County of Denver-Office of Children’s Affairs and Denver Public Schools to recruit and retain educators of color. The Denver Foundation serves as the fiscal sponsor.
      • Mapleton Public Schools (Denver): $50,000 for the Academic Parent Teachers Team (APTT), a research-based program to enhance parent engagement and student attainment of state standards.
      • Padres & Jóvenes Unidos (Denver): $24,626 to engage low-income parents in Southwest Denver in ensuring success of the new Kepner Beacon Middle School as well as three additional feeder elementary schools in Southwest Denver.
      • Parent Teacher Home Visit Project (Sacramento, CA): $50,000 for support to establish a Colorado regional hub of the PTHV Project, a high-impact model of family, student and educator engagement.
      • Policy Matters (Broomfield): $10,000 toward a $20,000 grant for state-level legislative monitoring services. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Child and Family Development and Education areas.
      • Public Education & Business Coalition (Denver): $100,000 to support the merging and alignment of the Boettcher Teacher Residency (BTR) and Stanley Teacher Prep (STP) teacher residency programs.
      • Rocky Mountain Preparatory School (Denver): $100,000 for charter and district schools to work in partnership to develop teaching fellowship programs.
      • Rose Community Foundation (Denver):
        • $15,000 to support a collaborative pilot project to address Latino student “summer melt,” when students who intended to attend college fail to enroll in or attend classes.
        • $3,871 for the Surge Institute Breakfast regarding the recruitment of teachers of color in the Denver Public Schools.
        • $2,500 for a consultant to advise on a teacher advocacy expansion project.
        • $20,000 for a case study on Year 1 of public innovation schools in Denver Public Schools
        • $1,200 for three panel speakers for the Grantmakers for Education conference in Denver
      • STRIVE Preparatory Schools (Denver): $99,550 for embedded professional development that better meets the needs of special populations, including English Language Learners, students who perform below grade level and students with disabilities.
      • Teach for America (Denver): $50,000 to support TFA’s Colorado Diversity Initiative (CDI) to ensure all students receive an equitable education.
      • Teach Plus (Boston, MA): $200,000 to launch one-year teaching policy fellowships that empower excellent, solutions-oriented teachers to inform Colorado state education policy.
      • Together Colorado (Denver):
        • $40,000 to organize parents, school leaders, teachers and community members in Northeast Denver around school improvement in the newly organized Northeast Denver Shared Enrollment Zone.
        • $10,000 for a Capacity-Building Grant to prevent and/or respond to acts of hate, bigotry or anti-Semitism which have increased in the uncertain times following the November 2016 election.
      • University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs (Denver): $1,500 to support the 2016 CU Denver Buechner Breakfast.
      • University of Colorado Foundation (Denver):
        • $15,000 for a case study of public innovation schools and their school leaders.
        • $10,000 to support the innovation school leadership study.
        • $5,000 to support the Colorado Education Policy Fellowship Program housed within the School of Public Affairs.
  • Health

    • 42 grants totaling $ 1,492,877
      We are committed to creating an education system that serves all students.
      Learn more about our Health focus area.

      • 10.10.10 (Denver): $25,000 to co-host an event to encourage new ideas in health care in Denver.
      • Boomers Leading Change (Denver): $272,100 over two years toward a grant totaling $542,884 to provide adults 50+ with opportunities to make a difference in local communities in ways that are meaningful to the adults, as well as to those they serve. The grant was jointly funded by the Foundation’s Aging and Health areas. Boomers Leading Change in Health is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation; Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.
      • The Center for African American Health (Denver): $50,000 for general operating support to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors among Denver area African Americans.
      • Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation (Aurora): $206,951 over two years to support the First 1,000 Days Initiative, that focuses on improving young child and family outcomes and mitigating toxic stress.
      • Civic Canopy (Denver): $750 for a meeting of Colorado stakeholders regarding the Child Health System Transformation Initiative.
      • ClinicNET (Aurora): $3,000 for general operating support for this professional association of Colorado’s community clinics.
      • Colorado Center on Law and Policy (Denver): $1,098 for leadership development activities.
      • Colorado Children’s Campaign (Denver): $4,000 for leadership development activities.
      • Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved (Denver): $3,300 for leadership development activities.
      • Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (Denver):
        • $216,666 over two years for general operating support for policy advocacy and strategic engagement efforts to improve access to affordable, quality and equitable care
        • $4,000 for leadership development activities
      • Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (Denver): $20,000 to support the improvement of health care access for justice-involved people through a pilot in the 18th Judicial District (Arapahoe and Douglas Counties).
      • Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (Denver): $40,000 over two years for health care policy advocacy by and for disabled individuals through the Chair at the Table project.
      • Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (Denver):
        • $37,500 to build upon findings of the Accountable Care Collaborative evaluation to include research on the Medicaid client perspective.
        • $699 to support a convening titled, “Addressing the Social Determinants of Family Health in Children’s Integrated Medical Care.”
      • Colorado Digital Health (Englewood): $75,000 to promote the development of digital health technologies that meet the needs of providers who care for vulnerable populations.
      • Colorado Disability Benefits Support Program (Denver): $30,000 in support for the Capacity Building and Sustainability Project in order to enhance organizational sustainability and increase the numbers served.
      • Colorado Health Institute (Denver): $300,000 for general operating support directed toward core legislative activities, including the annual Hot Issues in Health Care conference.
      • The Colorado Prevention Center (Aurora): $23,000 to create and implement a sustainability plan that will identify new funding streams to support the organization.
      • Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (Denver): $163,875 for a pilot project to implement a patient consent model for the exchange of behavioral health information.
      • Common Good and Good Works Group (Denver): $17,800 to create a three-year plan for a collective effort to build upon the success of Colorado’s Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy. Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as fiscal sponsor.
      • Corporation for Supportive Housing (New York, NY): $40,000 for a housing program with easy access to help tenants to stay housed and healthy financed through a pay for success model in Denver.
      • Dental Aid (Lafayette): $41,230 to further develop the community-based dental services program and the provision of tele-supported hygiene services in Boulder Valley School District. (Telehealth harnesses information technology to connect doctors and health care providers with patients in different — sometimes far distant — locations. Technologies to deliver telehealth include computers and tablets, smart phones, the Internet (particularly broadband service), videoconferencing and wireless communication.)   
      • Enterprise community Partners (Denver): $35,000 for a housing program with easy access to help tenants to stay housed and healthy financed through a pay for success model in Denver.
      • Grantmakers in Health (Washington, D.C.): $4,025 to support the activities of this national association of grantmakers dedicated to improving the nation’s health.
      • JSI Research & Training Institute (Boston, MA): $19,292 for a consulting contract to conduct a health literacy scan to help foundation staff better understand health literacy challenges, successes, and opportunities and potentially set up a funding opportunity for organizations working in the field.
      • Mental Health Center of Denver (Denver): $100,000 for capital support of the Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being, a multi-faceted child and family community center in the Northeast Park Hill neighborhood.
      • Mental Health Colorado (Denver):
        • $50,000 to support the development of a strategy to promote the availability of school-based mental health services.
        • $135,000 over two years to support mental health public policy work and advocacy.
      • Mile High Health Alliance (Denver): $60,000 for the launch and initial operations of the Mile High Specialty Care Network to connect primary care patients to specialty care providers in Denver. Colorado Nonprofit Development Center serves as the fiscal sponsor.
      • Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $883 for a reception and learning session regarding children’s mental health for medical and mental health staff.
      • Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning (Denver): $10,000 for a Capacity-Building Grant to prevent and/or respond to acts of hate, bigotry or anti-Semitism which have increased in the uncertain times following the November 2016 election.
      • Steadman Group (Denver): $6,000 for technical assistance and coordination to child and family health and mental health advocates and stakeholders so they can more effectively respond to the Accountable Care Collaborative draft Request for Proposals.
      • Yondorf & Associates (Denver): $1,838 for editing services for the Foundation staff’s abstract regarding the Early Childhood Funders Network published in The Foundation Review.
  • Jewish Life

    • 16 grants totaling $954,538
      We support vibrant Jewish life and meaningful Jewish connections.
      Learn more about our Jewish Life focus area.

      • American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado (Denver): $10,000 for a Capacity-Building Grant to prevent and/or respond to acts of hate, bigotry or anti-Semitism which have increased in the uncertain times following the November 2016 election.
      • Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Regional Office (Denver): $10,000 for a Capacity-Building Grant to prevent and/or respond to acts of hate, bigotry or anti-Semitism which have increased in the uncertain times following the November 2016 election.
      • BUILDing Jewish ECE (Denver): $47,000 to help four former BUILDING Jewish ECE participants (Boulder Jewish Community Center, Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, Temple Emanuel and Temple Sinai) continue learning and using sophisticated marketing and family engagement strategies to attract and retain young families.
      • Colorado Agency for Jewish Education (Denver): $44,688 over two years to expand Jewish Explorers, experiential Jewish learning classes and holiday celebrations for parents and young children in the Highlands and Stapleton neighborhoods.
      • Denver Academy of Torah (Denver) $1,800 for the Kohelet Fellowship program, which engages parents in Jewish day schools and early childhood centers in an intensive two-year Jewish learning program.
      • Denver Jewish Day School (Denver): $800 for the Kohelet Fellowship program, which engages parents in Jewish day schools and early childhood centers in an intensive two-year Jewish learning program.
      • Hillel of Colorado (Denver): $150,000 over two years for staffing, marketing and fundraising training for this organization serving Jewish students at Colorado State University, University of Colorado and University of Denver.
      • Honeymoon Israel (East Amherst, NY): $100,000 over two years to support a Colorado coordinator to staff immersive trips to Israel for young couples who have at least one Jewish partner, followed by peer-led programs and other local activities in partnership with MazelTogether.
      • Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $78,300 to support the recruitment costs for a new president and CEO.
      • Jewish Federations of North America (New York, NY): two grants totaling $5,000 to support leadership activities.
      • Jewish Funders Network (New York, NY): $2,500 to support the activities of this national association that promotes thoughtful philanthropy among Jewish funders.
      • Judaism Your Way (Denver): $93,500 over three years to support a new development director and a market research study about program participants and supporters.
      • Kavod Senior Life (Denver): $70,150 for phase two of an intensive process to collect and utilize data that will inform and improve all resident programs and services at this housing project for low-income seniors.
      • OneTable (New York): $115,000 over 18 months for a new Boulder and Denver OneTable web platform, coaches, and local staff to promote custom, peer-led Shabbat dinner experiences for young adults.
      • The Orthodox Union (New York, NY): $90,000 over three years to launch a National Council of Synagogue Youth chapter to serve Jewish teens across all denominations and especially Orthodox teens in Denver.
      • Rose Youth Foundation (Denver): $135,800 over two years for a program for students in grades 10-12 using their Jewish values and the tools of strategic philanthropy to make a real difference in the community. Rose Youth Foundation is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation.
  • Capacity-Building Grants

    • The following organizations received $10,000 grants to prevent and/or respond to acts of hate, bigotry or anti-Semitism which increased in the uncertain times following the November 2016 election. Their work is ultimately consistent with the values of justice and nondiscrimination that have always guided the Foundation’s work. The Foundation’s five program areas each contributed funding toward these grants.
    • The organizations that received these grants are:
      • American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado
      • Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Regional Office
      • Chalkbeat
      • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
      • Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization
      • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado
      • Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
      • Together Colorado