In 2019, the Community Action Fund will continue supporting organizations serving immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking populations and communities vulnerable to hate and discrimination. Grantmaking will be done both through invitations and through open RFPs. Please see below for additional information about opportunities for funding.


Requests for proposals:

  • Events dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming community for all people and to responding to emergent crises affecting immigrants, refugees and communities vulnerable to hate and discrimination. Requests between $1,000 – $3,000 will be considered to support nonprofit events (please note that the cap was reduced from $5,000 due to demand for these funds and limited resources available). Events with a primary focus on fundraising will not be considered. Applying organizations must operate within the seven-county metro Denver area and be 501(c)(3) organizations in good standing or programs with a nonprofit fiscal agent.
    • If your event fits the above parameters, please visit to log in or create a new account. On the Apply page, enter the access code event to gain access to the event sponsorship form.
    • Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2019 and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect to receive a decision within four weeks of submission, and events are expected to occur no later than June 2020.
  • Nonprofits combating hate and discrimination or serving immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers. A request for proposals was released in the summer of 2019, and the application deadline is now closed. Rose Community Foundation will be funding nonprofit or government organizations that provide services, advocacy or resources in at least one of the following areas:
    • Anti-hate and discrimination: Preventing or responding to hate incidents, connecting communities to reporting, education and training resources, and fostering community dialogue and healing. Populations served by this work might include communities of color, LGBTQIA+, faith-based communities, etc.
    • Community integration and support: Providing opportunities for immigrant/refugee/asylum-seeking populations and welcoming/receiving communities to connect and engage through programming and services that promote community support and unity.

Grantmaking by invitation:

  • Legal services. Grants to organizations serving immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from a variety of countries and providing services including filing for green cards, applying for special immigrant juvenile status for children, or representing children in the court system and detention cases.
    • Organizations that may be eligible for these grants can email us (contact information below)
  • Go Deeper grants within our existing program areas: Work that aligns both with the needs of the populations that are at the focus of the Community Action work – immigrants, refugees and communities vulnerable to hate and discrimination – and with the priorities of one of our program areas (Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health and Jewish Life).
  • Additional funding for emerging issues. Based on 2019 fundraising, additional dollars may be available to respond to emerging community issues or provide support for organizations working to advance the Community Action Fund goals.

More information on those opportunities will be made available later in the year.

To learn more about the Community Action Fund, click here.