GroundFloor Media (GFM) | CenterTable recently announced a call for grant applications by Denver-area nonprofits serving at-risk youth. Created in 2015 as the primary charitable giving arm of GFM|CenterTable, the Get Grounded Foundation provides one-year grants for new, entrepreneurial programs to nonprofits that directly support at-risk or neglected youth between the ages of 3 and 15 in the greater Denver and Boulder metro areas. The grant recipients are selected for their efforts in getting a new, innovative program off the “ground floor” in the areas of child abuse and neglect, youth behavioral health or childhood hunger relief.
Since its inception, the Get Grounded Foundation has provided nearly $280,000 in cash grants and grants typically range in size from $2,500 to $5,000. Grantees have included African Community Center of Denver, Augustana Arts, Autism Society of Colorado, The Bridge Project, Child Advocates – Denver CASA, CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin counties, Children’s Farms of America, CMDance, Colorado COVID Relief Fund, Colorado Humanities, Connect our Kids (Colorado CASA), 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, Havern School, Hunger Free Colorado, Illuminate Colorado, Mount Saint Vincent, PCs for People, a Precious Child, PlatteForum, Playworks, 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, Youth Seen and Zuma’s Rescue Ranch.
To apply for grant funding, download and submit the Get Grounded Foundation grant application. The deadline for submitting grant applications is 5 p.m. MT on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. A volunteer committee made up of individuals from GroundFloor Media|CenterTable and the Colorado foundation community will review all grant applications and determine recipients for 2020. Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.