Organizations with mentorship are 2 times more likely to succeed.

GroundFloor is an impact accelerator program that finds innovative ideas poised to better our community and supplies them with the critical resources needed to help bring those ideas to life.

Through an intensive bootcamp curriculum, strategic mentor pairings, and vital seed funding, GroundFloor helps new ideas make impact fast. Participants who excel have the opportunity to be selected to move on to OneUp, a community awareness and engagement event made up of online voting and a live pitch to celebrity judges for additional funding.


In the last year:

  • 9 out of 10 participants completed all key program milestones.
  • $700,000 in seed funding was invested through accelerator and OneUp.
  • 1,300 hours of mentoring and coaching were provided to participants.
  • 7 fellows participated in OneUp the Vote

The GroundFloor Program was created by
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

And it helps treat 360 degrees of need thanks to these generous sponsors:
Accenture • AT&T • The Eugene McDermott Foundation • The Kleinert Family • YPO • Sarah & Gary Ahr