Each year, Rose Youth Foundation members work together to explore Jewish traditions of giving, identify needs in our community and make grants totaling $60,000 to help address those needs.

2017-18 Rose Youth Foundation request for proposals is now open

In spring of 2018, Rose Youth Foundation will make grants totaling $60,000 to support efforts to close the third grade literacy achievement gap. Grants will fund programs in kindergarten through third grade and will focus on efforts to train and support teachers in creating culturally responsive and inclusive classrooms and schools, and programs to increase high impact family engagement strategies that empower parents as partners in their child’s education.

Nonprofit organizations (including charter management organizations), districts, and schools (district, innovation, and charter) with programs serving students, parents or teachers in kindergarten through third grade within Denver Public Schools and Boulder Valley School District are invited to respond to this request for proposal.

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday February 20, 2018 through Rose Community Foundation’s grants portal.

If you have questions about Rose Youth Foundation’s funding priorities, contact Emily Kornhauser, Initiatives Manager, at ekornhauser@rcfdenver.org or 303.398.7417. If you have questions about the online grants portal, contact Kelli Rojas, Grants Manager, at krojas@rcfdenver.org or 303.398.7446.

2016-17 Rose Youth Foundation Grants

Total grant amount- $60,000

Grants were directed toward sexual assault prevention and services for victims of sexual assault.

Colorado Youth Matter (Denver): $10,000 to support the Inclusive, Affirming and Empowering: Education as a Primary Prevention Against Sexual Assault workshop series, which focuses on healthy relationships, consent, safe media usage and online relationship safety for LGBTQ youth in Denver.

Project Pave (Denver): $5,000 to support the Youth Community Education Program, which trains high school students (grades 10 – 12) and early college students as peer relationship violence prevention educators.

SungateKids (Denver): $15,000 to support the Therapeutic Support Program, which provides concurrent but separate support groups for adolescent victims of sexual assault and their parents or caregivers.

The Blue Bench (Denver): $15,000 to support Sexual Violence Prevention Youth Programming, which provides school and youth-serving organizations workshops that focus on preventing teen exploitation, bystander intervention to reduce sexual violence, promoting healthy relationships, and understanding consent.

WINGS Foundation, Inc. (Denver): $15,000 to support services for LGBTQ adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse through support groups.