Since 2007, Roots & Branches Foundation has granted more than $780,000 to strengthen the Greater Denver and Boulder Jewish and broader communities.

2018 Grant Awards

Total: $60,754

The 2018 Roots & Branches Foundation Invitation to Apply for Funding was available by invitation only for organizations and programs that that welcome and support immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers and work to reduce bias and discrimination against these groups.

Casa de Paz, $5,254 of general operating support to provide immediate needs assistance for families and individuals affected by the immigrant detention center for two months.

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, $13,000 to support lawful permanent residents in achieving naturalization and integration into community.

Project Worthmore, $12,500 of general operating support for programs and services that promote community, self-sufficiency and increase the quality of life for refugees.

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, $20,000 to support the project management of volunteer lawyers who provide free legal services in child deportation cases.

DRIVE Project, $10,000 to support workshops that empower immigrants and refugees with the understanding and tools of American government, civic engagement and voter registration, as well as partial funding for a paid internship program.

2017 Grant Awards

Total: $53,000

*The Roots & Branches Foundation 2017 Invitation to Apply for Funding was available by invitation only for programs, projects and organizations that welcome, support and transform the lives of refugees and/or immigrants and their families.

African Community Center, $15,000 to support Job Club, which offers employment training and job placement for immigrants and refugees on the pathway to self-sufficiency.

Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning, $6,000 to support Ready Tots by Project SHINE, a program that helps immigrants and refugees navigate healthcare systems and provide training to parents and caregivers on young child health and preschool readiness.

Project Worthmore$12,690 in general operating support to welcome immigrants and refugees upon arrival in Colorado through everyday assistance, dental care, English language classes and access to fresh, affordable food.

Re:Vision International, $7,310 to support the Promotora Program through training and professional development to each promotora (community leader) in computer literacy, public speaking, trauma informed care, and community organizing.

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, $12,000 to support the Children’s Program, which provides free legal representation to immigrant children and their families through their network of volunteer attorneys.