Denver, CO April 6, 2015 Roots & Branches Foundation, a grantmaking initiative of Rose Community Foundation, has awarded $75,680 in grants to three programs that help low-income families with children ages zero to five live healthy lives of dignity while working to end the cycle of poverty.
This was the eighth year of Roots & Branches Foundation, which is composed of Jewish individuals in their 20s and 30s from throughout the Greater Denver community. There are now 143 alumni who have participated in this collaborative giving group.
The grant priorities Roots & Branches members selected and the grants they made represent a manifestation of their shared Jewish values: that the highest level of tzedakah (giving in pursuit of justice) is to support people in becoming self-sufficient and that the dignity of others should be as precious to us as our own.
"I love feeling more connected to the broader Jewish community as well as to peers who are smart, engaged and working to make a difference in the Denver area," says member AJ Grovert.
Following is a list of the grants awarded by Roots & Branches Foundation in 2015. Support BJN!
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