Rose foundation announced Q2 grants


The Rose Community Foundation, which has given some $26 million to Jewish causes in the Devner area since 2002, announced $2.3 million in second quarter grants Aug 15.

The foundation gave out 49 grants totaling $2,156,354 to nonprofit organizations, government agencies and projects that support the health and well-being of the Greater Denver community.

A number of Jewish organizations were among the grantees, including the Jewish Family Service of Colorado, Hillel of Colorado, the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and STAR (Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal).

Here’s a link to the entire list of grantees, and the Jewish grantees, quoted frombtheir Web site:

Jewish Life

Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (Denver): $10,000 for a Community Summit to consider the results and recommendations of the 2007 Metro Denver/Boulder Jewish Community Study.

Denver Community Kollel (Denver): $108,780 to support the implementation of a three-year organizational development plan, including a new development associate and technology.

Hillel of Colorado (Denver): $111,000 to pilot a new Jewish Campus Life Student Internship program, including a website.

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Denver): $24,300 for the Rafael Spiritual Healing Center’s integration of Jewish rituals and traditions into counseling and support groups.

Rose Community Foundation (Denver): $11,000 to provide grants to Limmud Colorado participants for projects that promote new approaches to Jewish learning.

The following organizations and individuals received Jewish learning grants:

* Wendy Aronson and Karli Sherwinter
For a workshop in Boulder that will allow participants to examine their relationship to Judaism and reinvigorate their faith.

* Boulder Jewish Community Center
For a series of workshops and speakers on raising children with Jewish values.

* Yehudis Fishman and Scott Slack
For a series of classes for children to learn about the Hassidic storytelling tradition.

* Rabbi Sara Gilbert
For a series of Shabbat celebrations for members of the community who have no family with whom to celebrate the holiday.

* Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado
For a series of seminars on exploring and recording participants’ Jewish lineage and heritage.

* Judaism Your Way
For gatherings to discuss Jewish life in communities with less access to Jewish programming.

* Minyan Na’aleh
For an intimate Shabbat gathering with educators and scholars in the Highlands neighborhood.

* Lauren Ross (with Amy Berkowitz-Caplan and Karli Sherwinter)
For a program for families with young children.

* Danny and Karli Sherwinter
For a monthly gathering of young Jewish couples in the Boulder area for informal learning sessions.

STAR (Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal) (St. Louis Park, MN): $41,500 to support a training program to improve marketing, volunteer engagement, fund development and assessment at seven Denver/Boulder synagogues.

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