Committed to living our values and showing up authentically for the community.

We envision a thriving Greater Denver region that is strengthened by its diversity and generosity. Our approach to equity includes programmatic grant support, policy and advocacy work, responding to emerging community issues and donor engagement.

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Community Grantmaking

Following the launch of our strategic plan, the Foundation has reorganized our work in support of advancing equity and justice in the Greater Denver area; fostering an inclusive and engaged region; and increasing the resources dedicated to strengthening our community. In order to advance these goals, we fund nonprofits and other organizations working in a variety of issue areas and with a wide range of populations.

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Jewish Life

We invest in efforts to encourage a dynamic and inclusive Jewish ecosystem that embraces a myriad of ways to be Jewish and builds enduring community infrastructure to sustain it. We support Jewish efforts seeking to advance social justice by engaging Jewish people and using Jewish values and traditions to respond to key social and economic issues of our time.

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Policy and Advocacy

As a community foundation, we are able to weigh in on systems and policies that impact our region, whether as a thought leader, convener, advocate or funder. Informed by our values and organizational history, Rose Community Foundation supports and leverages policy and advocacy work in pursuit of our mission and strategic objectives.

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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 you to manage your 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 your online portal. For questions about the grants portal, please contact Kelly Costello.

Grants Portal