Rose Community Foundation Announces Grants

During the first and second quarters of 2011, Rose Community Foundation awarded 226 grants totaling nearly $4.5 million. Of this amount, $3,811,932 was awarded for 92 grants from Rose Community Foundation’s program areas to nonprofit organizations, government agencies and projects that support the health and well-being of the Greater Denver community. In addition, 134 grants totaling $674,744 were approved from donor-advised funds housed at the Foundation. Rose Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $173 million since its inception in 1995.

Following are the grants for the Jewish Life program area. Locations indicate the organization’s headquarters, not necessarily the geographic area served.

  • Beth Jacob High School (Denver): $71,294 to provide technology for classroom and administrative uses, and a new website.
  • Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver (Denver): $39,769 to support a series of salons and cultural offerings for Jewish individuals in their 30s and 40s.
  • Ekar Farm (Denver): $81,500 to expand Jewish educational programs at this Jewish community farm. Denver Urban Gardens serves as fiscal sponsor.
  • Jewish Funders Network (New York, NY): $2,500 to support the activities of this national association that promotes thoughtful philanthropy among Jewish funders.
  • Keshet (Jamaica Plain, MA): $40,000 to engage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Jews with Colorado’s Jewish community, and to build the capacity of local Jewish organizations to welcome LGBT Jews.
  • Live On: Build Your Jewish Legacy (Denver): $179,000 to continue a Rose Community Foundation initiative to help Jewish organizations build their bequest and planned giving programs.
  • Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC (Boulder): $20,000 for the Boulder Jewish Festival 2011 and 2012, featuring local Jewish organizations and presenting Jewish cultural activities.
  • Moving Traditions (Jenkintown, PA): $40,000 to support a program to train educators to engage boys Jewishly in new ways.
  • Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $1,500 to support the attendance of representatives of Jewish agencies at a training about encouraging welcoming attitudes within Jewish organizations; $7,000 to support workshops about Jewish innovation for Jewish organizations and leaders; $59,250 for a study to assess the economic model of nine Jewish early childhood centers.
  • Rose Youth Foundation (Denver): $500,000 to provide seed money for an endowment for this Rose Community Foundation initiative to engage Jewish youth in philanthropy.
  • Shalom Cares (Aurora): $100,000 to support to a new Wellness Center for older adults.
  • Storahtelling (New York, NY): $50,000 for training, expanded staffing and to create an organizational and donor development plan.