Rose Community Foundation Announces New Grants

Between October and December 2017, Rose Community Foundation awarded the following grants in the “Jewish Life” program area:

Boulder Jewish Community Center (Boulder): $100,000 over two years to increase the capacity to generate fundraising income with a new senior development and external engagement director.

Denver Jewish Day School (Denver): $114,872 for upgrades to administrative software and marketing materials, a new makerspace and consulting to investigate the feasibility of a new transitional kindergarten.

Jewish Federations of North America (New York, NY): $2,500 to support staff participation in professional development and leadership opportunities.

Kavod Senior Life (Denver): $78,158 to build the capacity of program evaluation efforts to collect and utilize data that will inform and improve all resident programs and services at this Housing and Urban Development housing project for low-income older adults.

OneTable Colorado (New York, NY): $200,000 over two years to promote custom, peer-led Shabbat dinner experiences for Denver and Boulder’s young adults, increasing their connection to each other and Jewish communities.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver):

  • $60,000 to support a year-long Chicago-Denver Jewish Educator Community Learning Exchange, a peer-learning cohort for early childhood education (ECE) center teachers and directors in both cities.
  • $1,081,252 over three years for the renewal of a multi-faceted Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative designed to increase the number and diversity of Jewish teens ages 13 to18 in the Greater Denver communities participating in Jewish education and engagement experiences during middle school and high school and to deepen the quality and diversity of the experiences they are having. This grant is a partnership with Jim Joseph Foundation.
  • Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (Denver): $137,000 for a comprehensive business planning process including a market study and communications plan.

The Wexner Foundation (New Albany, OH): $125,000 to bring The Wexner Heritage Program, a leadership development program for Jewish volunteer leaders ages 30 to 45, to Denver and Boulder in 2022.

UpStart (San Francisco, CA): $323,211 to launch a new Denver and Boulder regional innovation hub that will provide the tools, a network and resources for local organizations to learn, experiment and collaborate to deepen their impact on Jewish teens and other sectors of Jewish communities that need help to innovate.