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

*The grant application period is now closed. The Roots & Branches Foundation 2017 Invitation to Apply for Funding was available by invitation only and is provided for reference.

2017 Grant Awards

Total: $53,000

Programs, projects and organizations that welcome, support and transform the lives of refugees and/or immigrants and their families.

African Community Center (Denver) $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 (Denver) $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 (Aurora) $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 (Denver) $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 (Westminster) $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.

2016 Grant Awards

Total: $52,729

Educational Programs and Projects that Transform the Lives of Individuals and their Families to be Empowered, Self-sustaining Members of their Family and Community

Warren Village (Denver): $10,000 to support the Kid’s Club program, which provides enrichment to children ages 7-18 and support for their single parents as they work to achieve greater self-sufficiency.

Florence Crittenton Services (Denver): $10,000 to the Early Childhood Education Center and Student and Family Support Program, which helps teen families to break the cycle of poverty through education, health and wellness and social asset building.

Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (Denver): $7,729 to support the Academic Success program, increasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and access to career and post-secondary opportunities for middle and high school girls.

Growing Home (Westminster): $15,000 to support the Seedlings Early Childhood Program, providing education in early childhood development and well-being to families living in poverty.

Jewish Family Service (Denver): $10,000 in memory of Sheila Bugdanowitz to support the Family Safety Net program, which provides supportive services delivered with dignity and respect to help people in economic crisis regain self-sufficiency.