The Get Grounded Foundation

In 2015, GFM|CenterTable established the Get Grounded Foundation (GGF), a private 501(c)(3) providing community grants for innovative and entrepreneurial programs that directly support the healthy development of Denver and Boulder metro area youth in the areas of child abuse and neglect prevention, childhood food insecurity and youth mental health.

We’re proud to say that since inception, we’ve been able to provide more than $572,573 in nonprofit cash donations and grants to support the healthy development of youth in the Denver and Boulder metro areas.

The Get Grounded Foundation 2024 grant application will be available June 14, 2024. Grant applications are due by 5 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 7, 2024.

2023 Get Grounded Grantees:

  • A Precious Child
  • Art Students League of Denver
  • Aurora Arapahoe Battered Women’s Shelter
  • Black Parents United Foundation
  • Boulder Voices for Children (CASA)
  • Child and Family Advocacy Program.
  • CMDance
  • Colorado Meth Project, Inc.
  • Colorado Uplift
  • Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC)
  • Denver City Lax
  • Denver Inner City Parish
  • Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) Association
  • Developmental FX
  • Food For Thought Denver
  • Girls on the Fly
  • Hunger Free Colorado
  • Illuminate Colorado
  • Jeffco Action Center
  • Mercy Housing Mountain Plains
  • PlatteForum
  • Project 1.27
  • Project PAVE
  • STAR Center Foundation
  • Whiz Kids Tutoring
  • Zuma’s Rescue Ranch

Grant Funding Overview

Programs should be innovative or entrepreneurial in nature. In other words, the organization should be launching a new program (or trying a new method/approach) that directly supports youth OR expanding an program that was previously funded by the Get Grounded Foundation. Organizations applying for funding must:

  • Demonstrate a history of working directly with children and youth (birth to 18)
  • Explain how funding for the new program will help them better serve youth and families
  • Provide evidence that they have the capacity and are ready to launch or expand their program(s)
  • Be able to demonstrate impact within a year of receiving funds

Our cash grants typically range in size from $2,500 to $7,500. Previous grantees are eligible to apply for funding if they can demonstrate that additional support would further strengthen their program that was launched with an initial grant from the Get Grounded Foundation, or they can show they are launching a new program that aligns with the criteria.

Download the Get Grounded Foundation Checklist

Sam’s Love & Kindness Foundation

Jackson “Sam” Aden came into this world on March 31, 2009, in St. Petersburg, Russia as Frolov Igor Mikhailovich, and joined the family of our founder, Laura Love, on December 1, 2010, as their amazing “Iggy.” While Sam left this earth on May 4, 2023, his 14 years were full of big love, mischief, random acts of kindness, laughter (he had the best laugh), a love of his heritage and a passion for philosophical discussions about life. We will continue to honor his legacy through the Sam Aden Kindness Fund, where 100% of the donations – and all future donations – support youth mental health awareness and fund other critical mental health resources and support systems.

More than $300,000 raised

$21,500 provided for special inaugural grants in 2023, including grants to:

  • Blue Channel Therapy
  • The Child Mind Institute
  • Cobbled Streets
  • Havern School
  • Rise Against Suicide
  • Robbie’s Hope and Youth Seen