The Rose Foundation's grantmaking programs are organized into a series of discrete funds. Each fund has a specific mission, and each fund may also have a specific geographic scope. Most funds are guided by a volunteer funding board whose members donate their time and expertise in guiding overall grantmaking strategy and individual grants decisions.
Several of Rose's grantmaking funds are enabled by cy pres or restitution funds awarded by the courts. Other funds have been established in partnership with colleague foundations which recognize Rose's capacity to act as a bridge between the world of philanthropy and the world of activism. As these funds have matured, we have learned that they have also become important vehicles for helping individual donors efficiently direct charitable dollars towards cutting edge community and environmental protection projects. Donors who want to go the next step and establish an individual donor advised fund may also take advantage of Rose's administrative capacity, community orientation, and individualized approach to donor service.
Finally, Rose is an incubator for fresh ideas and emerging projects. Though fiscal sponsorship and across the entire spectrum of our grantmaking programs, we find and nurture community-based energy, fresh ideas, and new alliances to help protect our fragile and shrinking planet.