The Get Grounded Foundation Announces Call for Fall 2016 Grant Applications
DENVER, Sept. 1, 2016 – The Get Grounded Foundation announced today a call for Fall 2016 grant applications by Denver-area nonprofits serving at-risk youth. Created in 2015 as the primary charitable giving arm of GroundFloor Media and its sister agency CenterTable, the 501(c)(3) provides one-year grants for entrepreneurial programs within an existing nonprofit that directly support the healthy development of at-risk or neglected youth between the ages of 3 and 13 in Denver.
Since its inception a year ago, The Get Grounded Foundation has awarded nearly $30,000 to seven organizations including the Tennyson Center for Children, PlatteForum, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, the Denver Indian Family Resources Center, Mount Saint Vincent, the Autism Society of Colorado and Zuma’s Rescue Ranch. The recipients were selected for their efforts in getting a new or expanded innovative program (or new method/approach) off the “ground floor” in the area of child abuse and neglect, youth behavioral health or childhood hunger relief.
Past programs receiving funding have included:
- The launch of a new animal-assisted therapy program for children who have survived severe abuse or neglect, or have significant mental health or developmental issues
- The launch of a “Latino Connections” program designed to provide additional education and access to Latinos, Hispanics and Spanish-speaking families with children who have been diagnosed with autism in the Denver area
- Funding for children living in group homes to participate in a therapeutic summer camp with rescued horses
To apply for grant funding, visit the Get Grounded Foundation website at http://www.groundfloormedia.com/foundation. The deadline for submitting grant applications is 5:00 p.m. MT on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. A volunteer committee made up of individuals from GroundFloor Media and the Colorado foundation community will review all grant applications. Recipients will be announced in mid-November.
About GroundFloor Media & CenterTable
Founded in 2001, GroundFloor Media (GFM) is an award-winning communications firm, focused on public relations and crisis & issues management. Its sister agency, CenterTable, helps clients create direct and measurable connections with their target audiences through social media, digital advertising, website design and development, SEO, video production, creative campaigns and content development.
Headquartered in Denver, the agencies have more than 30 team members throughout the U.S., with global reach across 50 countries through membership in PROI, the industry’s largest partnership of independent market-leading agencies.
GFM has been recognized twice by OUTSIDE magazine as the #1 Best Place to Work in America. In addition, GFM was named a Certified B Corporation® in 2016 by the global nonprofit B Lab®. The certification recognizes companies meeting the highest global standards for corporate transparency, accountability and social and environmental performance. In 2015, GFM established the Get Grounded Foundation, a private 501(c)(3) that provides community grants for innovative or entrepreneurial programs within an existing, qualified nonprofit that directly supports the healthy development of at-risk or neglected youth in the Denver Metro area.