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

2019 Grantmaking

In December 2019, the 13th cohort of Roots & Branches Foundation, will make grants totaling approximately $50,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the greater Denver community that support incarcerated individuals, and their families and communities, as they prepare to reenter society. We hope these grants help reduce recidivism rates by believing in the value and restoring the dignity of those who have been incarcerated.

The application deadline ended on 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2019. Grants will be finalized by the end of December 2019. Thank you to all who submitted applications.

2018 Grant Awards

Total: $60,754

To support organizations and programs that welcome and support immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

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.