Each of our nonprofit grantees are selected after careful consideration from our grant review committee to ensure they meet the specific criteria set out in the Get Grounded Foundation process. You can learn more about our 2019 grantee process here, or read on below for comments and information directly from our 2019 grantees.
A Precious Child provides holistic services to approximately 50,000 children in need and their families each year. With the Get Grounded grant, we are excited to track long-term outcomes using the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS). This tool will allow our Empowerment Center staff to support families in decision making and resource navigation on their paths to self-sufficiency. We are looking forward to assessing the effectiveness of this tool in tracking long-term outcomes for the families we serve, as well as to evaluate our own programming and assess where additional supports may be needed. Through the project funded by the Get Grounded Foundation, A Precious Child will be able to strengthen the supports provided to disadvantaged and displaced children in our community as we work toward our mission of empowering them to reach their full potential. We are so grateful to the Get Grounded Foundation for their partnership in this endeavor and their commitment to supporting Colorado children in need!
The Get Grounded Foundation’s support will provide the funding for a farm-school garden specialist at the FreshLo Farms for Kids project in the Montbello neighborhood in Denver. The Garden Specialist will consult on urban agriculture, increasing yield in small spaces, working with children and adults on topics such as growing environments, pest management, nutrition and food preparation.
Everyone at Colorado Humanities is excited about this opportunity provided by the Get Grounded Foundation. It will help us offer our family engagement program, Motheread/Fatheread Colorado, to African American families in the Denver Metro area. Motheread/Fatheread Colorado promotes skills that help parents support the success of their children in school and is proven to increase the rate of language growth in young children. Motheread/Fatheread Colorado also motivates families to read together and have meaningful conversations about issues of family importance.
“We are absolutely thrilled to exponentially grow our program and the number of abused and neglected children we are able to truly help. We are also excited to continue providing ways for our committed CASA volunteers to stay vitally involved with supporting children in our community.” – Emily Thomas, grants manager of CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties
“Family Tree is honored to receive Get Grounded Foundation funding in support of the new Family Tree Therapeutic Services for At-Risk Youth Initiative. Through this initiative, Family Tree can help young survivors overcome fears related to living in a home that may have included domestic violence, address problematic behavioral and emotional patterns and improve their overall health and well-being.” -Tina Hageman, Family Tree Division Director of Child & Youth Services
“This is amazing and so timely as I corral three more schools for the FFT family this week! The childhood hunger problem is pervasive in the Denver area and our objective is to put an end to it — one weekend sack of food at a time. Through your generosity, we will be able to purchase 1,250 additional PowerSacks.”
– Bob Bell, Founder and Executive Director of Food For Thought
“Time and again, families in the child welfare system have stated their needs: practical support from someone who deeply cares. In partnering with the Get Grounded Foundation, we are thrilled to lead the way in providing the simplest way for the ‘average Coloradan’ to serve children affected by foster care/family preservation. As we expand our Foster Neighbors program to include more kinship and reunified families in the Denver metro area, we look forward to helping each family-volunteer relationship meet each family’s practical, unique needs. With a caring volunteer ‘Foster Neighbor,’ each child within our program’s families will benefit from a more stable family life.” – Hope Forti, Executive Director, Foster Together Colorado
“PlatteForum is honored to continue our partnership with the Get Grounded Foundation, GroundFloor Media and CenterTable. Their generous gift to expand PlatteForum’s ArtLab programming will ensure that more youth receive the resources needed to pursue and achieve academic success. It’s a pleasure to partner with a funder that understands the importance of education to a community and the success of its citizens.” -Kim Estes McCarty, Executive Director