Community Involvement & Volunteering

GroundFloor Media Community Outreach

We are proud of our dedication to giving back, and we are committed to continuing to invest at least 15 percent of our profits back into the community each year through cash contributions, pro bono public relations and digital marketing services, reduced billing rates for nonprofit clients, and staff time volunteering with various community organizations and causes.

Community involvement and volunteering are simply part of the way we do business around here. Although we believe our efforts make us a better business, we know the real value is that it provides us all with a better community.

Volunteering & Board Service

One of our favorite ways to connect with each other – and our community – is through our team service days. Some of our team service projects have taken place at Colfax Community Network, Feed Denver, Food Bank of the Rockies, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, Project Angel Heart and Judi’s House.

In any given week, you’ll also find our GFM team members serving individually on the boards of community organizations, leading key committees within those organizations and getting their hands dirty volunteering their time to help people in need. Our employees are encouraged to take up to four paid hours per month to volunteer with charitable/non-profit organizations that they are passionate about. In addition to our team members’ time, GFM provides a matching gift of $10 per volunteered hour, up to $400 per calendar year, to the charities at which they volunteer their time.

Some of the organizations in which our team members have recently been involved include AfricAid, ALS Rocky Mountain Chapter, Bicycle Colorado, Boulder Country Day School, Bowdoin Alumni Fund, Children's Book Bank, Colorado Academy Alumni Board, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Colorado Outward Bound School, Colorado Succeeds, Cooking Matters Colorado, Denver Art Museum, Denver City Lax, Denver Foundation, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Denver Rescue Mission, Denver Urban Gardens, Denver StartUp Week, Downtown Denver Partnership, dZi Foundation, Early Milestones of Colorado, Fireside Elementary School, Friends of AirLife, Havern School, Havern School, Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime Foundation, Mark Hopkins Elementary, Metro Caring, Metro Denver Sports Commission, Montessori Academy of Colorado, Most Precious Blood School, Oregon Food Bank, PawsCO, PlatteForum, Project Angel Heart, ProjectSpark Foundation, Ralston Elementary School, SafeHouse Denver, Special Olympics, Summit Middle School, Teller Elementary School, Tennyson Center for Children, The Art Underground, Trout Unlimited and Women’s Regional Network of Southeast Asia, Wartburg College Alumni Board, WHEE School, Youth Opportunity Foundation.

Pro Bono Partners

Through our success, we have been afforded the ability to provide pro bono public relations services to select nonprofit and charitable organizations. Recent pro bono partners have included:

  • Colorado Outward Bound School, an educational organization that helps students discover strength of character, the ability to lead and a desire to serve
  • Denver’s Road Home, which supports Denver’s efforts to end homelessness
  • Global Livingston Institute, which cultivates a more global understanding of poverty and its impact on fostering more healthy communities
  • Habitat For Humanity of Metro Denver, a nonprofit housing organization that seeks to build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing
  • Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime Foundation, which fosters respect and appreciation for seniors by granting life-enriching wishes
  • SafeHouse Denver, which operates the only shelter in the City and County of Denver that exclusively serves victims of domestic violence, as well as a non-residential Counseling & Advocacy Center
  • Tennyson Center for Children, one of the Rocky Mountain region's leading treatment and educational centers for abused, neglected and at-risk youth. We received the national Kauffman Community Award for the charitable work we did in partnership with this deserving organization.
  • Other charitable and nonprofit clients we have worked with include:

    Center for Out-of-Court DivorceDenver Metro Chamber Leadership FoundationDenver Post Community FoundationFlorence Crittenton ServicesLutheran Family ServicesOutdoor Industries Women's CoalitionMoms Fight BackThe Kempe FoundationRise Above ColoradoThe Young Americans Center for Financial EducationColorado Garden ShowMorris Animal Foundation