Our Mission

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment believes in the power of informed community involvement. We support grassroots initiatives to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers and public health. To fulfill this mission, we:

  • Raise money to award as grants to qualified organizations.

  • Work directly in schools and in the community.

  • Engage in local, state and federal policy research and advocacy.

Within this broad range of activities, all of Rose Foundation's work revolves around one or more of the following strategic themes:

  • Build and maintain a bridge between the community and organized philanthropy.

  • Protect the natural environment, public health, and community and consumer rights.

  • Promote collaboration between labor, environmental, business, consumer and social interests.

  • Cultivate a new generation of environmental stewards and social policy leaders.

  • Respect the inalienable rights protected by our nation's constitution, and the essential human rights to clean air, clean water, and individual dignity and privacy.

For more information on our values and beliefs, the strategies we employ, and the outcomes we are dedicated to achieving, please review our Theory of Change.