GroundFloor Media was started in the basement of our founder’s home on the simple premise that when it comes to great ideas, everything truly begins “on the ground floor.” Our community giving program is no exception. We spent 14 years building a solid foundation, and then in 2015 we formalized our commitment to the community with the establishment of our primary charitable giving arm: the Get Grounded Foundation.
The team at GFM shares the core belief that nonprofits, similar to many startup organizations, are entrepreneurial in their approach but often can’t secure the seed funding necessary to get a new or innovative program “off the ground.” With our sister agency, CenterTable, we provide an investment to help these important community programs to get up and running. Grants 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. We prioritize the prevention of child abuse and neglect, youth behavioral health and childhood hunger relief. Apply for a grant.
Since its inception in 2015, the Get Grounded Foundation has granted more than $120,000. We’re honored to support the important work of outstanding local community programs providing services to at-risk youth in Denver. Grantees have included the Autism Society of Colorado, The Bridge Project, Child Advocates – Denver CASA, CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin counties, the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center, the Denver Indian Family Resources Center, Denver Urban Scholars, the EDC – African Community Center of Denver, Family Tree, Farms for Kids, Havern School, Illuminate Colorado, PCs for People, Mount Saint Vincent Home, 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 grantees and watch our Get Grounded Spotlight Series on the meaningful work several of our past grantees are undertaking.