Giving Back

The spirit of community that pervades GroundFloor Media (GFM) is rooted in a belief that organizations, as well as individuals, must give back to the community in which they live, work, pray and play. We strongly believe that companies, as well as individuals, must be good tenants of the world.

For us, giving back not only expands our passion for life, it connects us to communities, partners and clients that share our commitment to helping people who need it the most.

Annual

Community Impact Report 2019

In 2015, GFM established the Get Grounded Foundation, a private 501(c)(3) that provides community grants for new, innovative and entrepreneurial programs that provide seed money to an existing, qualified nonprofit that directly supports the healthy development of at-risk or neglected youth in the Denver metro area in the areas of child abuse and neglect, childhood hunger relief and youth behavioral health.

$158,000

Through 38 micro-grants

(since 2015)

Past grantees include:

The Autism Society of Colorado, The Bridge Project, Child Advocates – Denver CASA, CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin counties, Colorado Humanities, the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center, the Denver Indian Family Resources Center, Denver Kids (formerly known as Denver Urban Scholars), the EDC – African Community Center of Denver, Connect our Kids (Colorado CASA), Family Tree, Farms for Kids, Food for Thought – Denver, Foster Together Colorado, Havern School, Illuminate Colorado, PCs for People, Mount Saint Vincent Home, a Precious Child, PlatteForum, Playworks, the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, Roots Elementary, Spirit of the Sun, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Colorado, Tennyson Center for Children and Zuma’s Rescue Ranch.

GET GROUNDED VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

The Get Grounded Volunteer Program, founded in 2007, recognizes team members who volunteer time by providing them with up to four hours per month of paid time off for time they spend helping nonprofits, schools or other 501(c)(3) organizations. In addition, GFM also matches all volunteer hours by donating $10 per hour, up to $400 per calendar year, to the charities for which team members volunteer their time.

$22,240

Matched for team volunteer hours

(since inception)

23

Average yearly volunteer hours per person

2,424

Volunteer hours, or more than one year of donated time for a full-time employee

(since inception)

GET GIVING

One of our favorite ways to connect with each other – and our community – is through our “Get Giving” days of service. Some of our team service projects have taken place at Colfax Community Network, Denver Children’s Advocacy Center, Feed Denver, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, Judi’s House, Metro Caring, Project Angel Heart, Tennyson Center for Children and Urban Peak.

KEY GIVING MEMBERSHIPS:

Colorado Association of Funders, Founding member of B Civic, Certified B Corporation®

Team members prepare breakfast at Urban Peak

CERTIFIED B CORPORATION®

In 2016, GFM was named a Certified B Corporation® by the global nonprofit B Lab®, which recognizes companies meeting the highest global standards for corporate transparency, accountability and social and environmental performance. We became a B Corp to join with a larger community of service-focused businesses who believe that it is possible to put people over profits and to show that you can be successful while treating team members and clients as human beings and not just numbers on a spreadsheet.

Civic 50 Colorado

The Civic 50 Colorado award recognizes companies that set the standard for superior corporate citizenship in our state by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. This award uses an evaluation tool that exclusively measures corporate civic involvement based on a company’s commitment of time, skills and resources and how those tangible and intangible giftspositively impact their communities. The collective scores will serve as a benchmark to help other companies increase their own social responsibility efforts.

53%

CLIENTS THAT RECEIVED SERVICES AT A REDUCED NON-PROFIT RATE

(2018)

$100,000

NONPROFIT CASH DONATIONS

(since 2011)

$281,500

NONPROFIT SPONSORSHIPS

(since 2011)

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES OUR TEAM MEMBERS SERVE ON:

  • AfricAid
  • Greater & Greener
  • Bowdoin College Alumni Board
  • Center for Women’s Health Research
  • Colorado Academy Alumni Board
  • Colorado Outward Bound School
  • Colorado Succeeds
  • Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Denver Art Museum
  • Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation
  • Denver Press Club
  • Denver Urban Gardens
  • Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc.
  • GrowHaus
  • Early Milestones Colorado
  • Havern School
  • Louisville Public Library Foundation
  • Metro Caring
  • North City Park Civic Association
  • PawsCo
  • Platte Forum
  • Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
  • Tennyson Center for Children
  • The Art Underground
  • Wartburg College and Wartburg West
  • Various Parent-Teacher Associations