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.

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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COVID-19

Recognizing the reality that the pandemic’s health and economic effects have disparately impacted communities of color and those furthest from opportunity, we  committed the bulk of our 2020 grantmaking resources toward rapid response, impact mitigation and long-term recovery through an equity lens – deploying $7.9 million in programmatic grants.

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Racial Justice and Equity

The Foundation is committed to supporting the diverse people that make up and define Greater Denver, which means a focus on values-driven philanthropy that is inclusive and equitable. In November 2020, we awarded awarded 14 grants totaling $735,000 to Greater Denver nonprofits advancing racial justice and equity.

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Geographic Funding Areas

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