The White Rose Foundation, Inc

A nonprofit organization

The White Rose Foundation (TWRF) is the fiscal sponsor for the Denver (CO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, a volunteer-powered organization of Black women who have served Denver's Black community for 70 years. Members work to impact the educational, cultural, social and economic welfare of their communities through programs like the Salon Series on mental health, Adopt-a-Family, Girl Fierce and early literacy programs supporting Denver Public Schools students.

In the face of current challenges, Denver Links and TWRF will continue to focus on the wellbeing of women, teens and girls, with events, initiatives, and transformational programs that reduce educational inequality, increase access to social determinants such as food, housing, transportation, and leadership development.  

When you contribute to the TWRF endowment, you ensure that Denver Links can continue to build on our strong service tradition established over seven decades and be confident that, with your support, we are sustained to meet a diversity of community needs for years to come. 


The White Rose Foundation (TWRF), established in 2007 by the Denver Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, is an all volunteer-powered non-profit committed to improving the educational, social and economic welfare of disadvantaged minorities in the Denver metro area. Founded in 1952, the Denver Links Chapter, our sister organization, is a Section 501(c)(4) organization of professional women of color who address disparities in communities of color.

TWRF accomplishes its mission in two major ways. First, we serve as the Section 501(c)(3) philanthropic fundraising partner for Denver Links' community programs. Second, TWRF leverages our social impact in the local community beyond the work of the Denver Links by awarding grants to like-minded non-profit charitable organizations

TWRF and Denver Links conduct fundraisers to support the transformational local community programs implemented by the programmatic Facets of the Denver Links. These Facets include Services to Youth, The Arts, Health & Human Services, National Trends & Services, and International Trends & Services. Umbrella Programs are programs that involve all five Facets. In addition to fundraising, the Denver Links programs are supported by in-kind donations from community partners, and TWRF applies for grants earmarked for particular Denver Links programs.

Since 2009, TWRF has helped fund the Denver Links' signature "Stepping into the Future" Umbrella Program at Hallett Fundamental Academy, an inner-city neighborhood school. Our immediate goal was to implement program activities to prevent Hallett from being closed. Having achieved our goal to help keep Hallett open, the Denver Chapter's mission is to prepare Hallett students to succeed in the 21st century and help push them to the finish line by implementing programs and activities that promotes high academic achievement and addresses their academic, cultural, health, social awareness, career development, and mentoring needs. We believe that the activities, positive role models, and new experiences that our Umbrella Program brings to these students and families has changed the trajectory of their lives from a culture of negative deprivation to one of positive achievement.

Our goal is to expand our Umbrella Program by adding a STEM/STEAM component for disadvantaged students and families at other Denver metro schools. We are coordinating with Haiti Children, our non-governmental organization Partner, to expand our "Change For Change In Haiti" Program to other Denver metro schools and nationally.

To leverage our social impact in the local community beyond the work of the Denver Links Chapter and our community partners, TWRF also awards grants to like-minded non-profit charitable organizations that are equally committed to improving the educational, social, and economic welfare of disadvantaged minorities in the Denver metro area.

Examples of grantees receiving grants from TWRF include: Alzheimer's Project, American Heart Institute, Blair-Caldwell Library, Book Trust, Bridges of Silence, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, Colorado Children's Hospital, Colorado FutureTEK-Summer TEK, Gathering Place, Hallett Fundamental Academy, Make A Wish Foundation, Shadow Theatre, Susan B. Komen Foundation, Volunteers of America, The Women's Foundation.

Background Statement

For 70 years, the Denver Chapter of The Links has served the local Denver and International communities by delivering and sustaining community relevant programs and activities that have a positive and long-term impact. The Chapter is an affiliate chapter of our national organization, The Links, Incorporated. Founded in 1946, our national organization is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organization of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The members of The Links, Inc. are influential decision makers and opinion leaders who work toward a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations ad individuals for partnership. The Denver Chapter members (54) contribute over 5000 documented hours of community service annually - strengthening our communities.

Through our White Rose Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) affiliate, organized for charitable and educational purposes, we are able to raise funds, participate in grants, and make grants to other small non-profits in strengthening the educational experience of youth in our community.

In 2012, The White Rose Foundation established an Endowment Fund with an initial investment of $50,000. This is a permanent endowment fund that is being invested to grow for the future in order to preserve our legacy of giving. We are the only African American women's organization in the State of Colorado that had established such a fund.

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Organization name

The White Rose Foundation, Inc

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Small Organization


The White Rose Foundation, Inc. P O Box 7034
Denver, CO, CO 80207


Nina Henderson Moore, President 15826 West Bayaud Drive
Golden, CO 80401

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US

Jefferson County, CO, US

Arapahoe County, CO, US

Adams County, CO, US

Douglas County, CO, US



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