The Get Grounded Foundation
GroundFloor Media (GFM) was started in the basement of our founder’s home with the simple idea that when it came to communications, everything truly started “on the ground floor.” Our community giving was no exception. We spent 14 years building a solid giving program, and in 2015 we formalized our commitment to the community with the establishment of our primary charitable giving arm: the Get Grounded Foundation.
It is our belief that nonprofits, like many start-up organizations, are entrepreneurial in their approach but often can’t secure the necessary seed funding to get a new or innovative program off the “ground floor.” We provide that seed funding to help these important community programs to get up and running. Grants are given twice a year, and all grants awarded 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 support the healthy development of at-risk youth in the Denver Metro area in the areas of child abuse and neglect, youth behavioral health or childhood hunger relief.
Since its inception in 2015, the Get Grounded Foundation has granted approximately $80,000 and is proud to have supported the important work of a variety of outstanding local community programs providing services to at-risk youth in Denver, including the Autism Society of Colorado, The Bridge Project, Child Advocates - Denver CASA, CASA Jefferson and Gilpin counties, the Denver Children's Advocacy Center, the Denver Indian Family Resources Center, the EDC - African Community Center of Denver, PCs for People, Mount Saint Vincent, PlatteForum, Playworks, the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, Roots Elementary, Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters Colorado, Tennyson Center for Children and Zuma’s Rescue Ranch. Learn more about our past grantees.