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Recognizing the enormous pressures of COVID-19 on our region – and the reality that the pandemic’s health and economic effects are disparately impacting communities of color, older adults and those furthest from opportunity – Rose Community Foundation committed the bulk of our 2020 grantmaking resources toward rapid response, impact mitigation and long-term recovery through an equity lens – deploying $7 million over three months. Learn more about our COVID-19 response.

Please note: There will be no additional open community grantmaking funding opportunities in 2020. Our last COVID-19 opportunity of 2020 will be invitation-only. While no timeline has been established yet, we will be announcing 2021 opportunities via our website and social media.

Racial Justice and Equity

COVID-19 is not the only virus threatening our country. Racism, in all its forms, endangers people’s safety and security and damages the fabric of our community. We recognize the privilege and power that comes with being a foundation and have committed in our new strategic plan to listening, learning and directing our philanthropy toward advancing equity, justice and inclusion. Please consider joining us in that work by contributing to our Community Action Fund, through which we will fund local nonprofits advancing racial justice.

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 is the one-stop-shop for managing your application to, or grant from, Rose Community Foundation. All applications and associated documentation (grant reports, proof of matching funds, etc.) will need to be accessed, completed and submitted through your online portal. If you have any difficulties with the grants portal, please contact Kelly Costello.

Grants Portal