About the Get Grounded Foundation
GroundFloor Media (GFM) was started in the basement of our founder’s home on the simple premise that when it comes to great ideas, everything truly begins “on the ground floor.” Our community giving program is no exception. We spent 14 years building a solid organization, and in 2015 we formalized our commitment to the community with the establishment of our primary charitable giving arm: the Get Grounded Foundation.
The team at GFM shares the core belief that nonprofits, similar to many startup organizations, are entrepreneurial in their approach but often can’t secure the seed funding necessary to get a new or innovative program “off the ground.” With our sister agency, CenterTable, we provide an investment to help these important community programs get up and running. Grants range in size from $2,500 to $5,000.
Our 501(c)(3) Get Grounded Foundation provides one-year community grants for new, innovative and entrepreneurial programs or projects within an existing, qualified nonprofit that directly supports the healthy development of at-risk youth in the Denver metro and Boulder areas. Previous grantees are eligible to apply for funding if they can demonstrate that additional support would further strengthen their program that was launched with an initial grant from the Get Grounded Foundation. We prioritize organizations that have been in business for a minimum of two years and focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, youth behavioral health and childhood hunger relief. Grant applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, 2023.
Since its inception in 2015, the Get Grounded Foundation has provided 86 microgrants for a total of $357,306 and another $11,000 in cash donations and sponsorships for a total of $368,306. We’re honored to support the important work of outstanding local community programs providing services to at-risk youth in the Denver metro and Boulder areas. Grantees have included A Precious Child, African Community Center of Denver, Amp the Cause, Augustana Arts, Autism Society of Colorado, Black Parents United Foundation, The Bridge Project, Child Advocates – Denver CASA, CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin counties, Children’s Farms of America, CMDance, Cobbled Streets, Colorado COVID Relief Fund, Colorado Humanities, Connect our Kids (Colorado CASA), Denver Adolescent Response Team (DART), Denver Children’s Advocacy Center, Denver City Lax, Denver Indian Family Resources Center, Denver Kids (formerly known as Denver Urban Scholars), the EDC –, Developmental FX, Extended Hands of Hope, Families Together at Tennyson Center for Children, Family Tree, Food for Thought – Denver, Friends of Slaven’s School, Havern School, Hunger Free Colorado, Illuminate Colorado, Mile High United Way, Mirror Image Arts, Mount Saint Vincent, PCs for People, PlatteForum, Playworks, Rise Above Colorado, Rise Against Suicide, the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, Spirit of the Sun, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Colorado, SOAR, STAR Institute, Struggle of Love Foundation, Tennyson Center for Children, The Urban Farm, Thriving Families Colorado, Whiz Kids Tutoring, Youth Seen and Zuma’s Rescue Ranch.