Rose Community Foundation's Jewish Life program area is dedicated to building a strong and vibrant Jewish community through strategic grantmaking. Rose Community Foundation is the largest funder in the Denver/Boulder Jewish community and one of the largest Jewish life funders in the nation. By the end of 2002, the Foundation's cumulative grants since 1995 to the Denver/Boulder Jewish community exceeded $26 million.
Jewish Life in America is undergoing a renaissance – a resurgence of interest in Judaism, spirituality, education and culture. How Jews define themselves is changing, with many seeking meaning and more personal expressions of Judaism. Guided by an 18-member Jewish Life Committee, the Foundation makes grants that respond to these trends, while also strengthening Jewish institutions. The Foundation's Jewish Life Committee has adopted a statement of diversity as part of its grant guidelines.
Rose Community Foundation's Jewish Life program area grants fund organizations and projects that:
In addition to making grants, Rose Community Foundation funds and operates two significant programs that address many of these priorities:
Rose Community Foundation also supports community needs through grants to the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado.