DENVER, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Get Grounded Foundation announced today a call for Spring 2017 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 two years ago, The Get Grounded Foundation has awarded approximately $50,000 to a wide range of local organizations including the Autism Society of Colorado, Child Advocates – Denver CASA, the Denver Indian Family Resource Center, the ECDC – African Community Center of Denver, Mount Saint Vincent, PlatteForum, the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center, Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters Colorado, Tennyson Center for Children and Zuma's Rescue Ranch. The grant 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, trauma-informed yoga program at Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center for children ages 5-18 who have experienced abuse or neglect
- Funding for the African Community Center of Denver's mentor/mentee program for refugee youth ages 11-13 who are entering middle school and facing issues such as bullying, suicide, gang activity, homelessness, malnutrition and substance abuse
- Support for Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters Colorado's nutrition and food skills program for teen parents of young children designed to teach these parents best practices for achieving optimal emotional and nutritional development of their children
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, April 21, 2017. 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-May.
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.
SOURCE GroundFloor Media