Press Release

Grovo for Good Launches Grovo Grants to Promote 21st Century Skills Development

New Initiative Makes the Company’s Platform and Microlearning Content Available through Nonprofit Development Programs

New York, NY - March 29, 2016 - Grovo for Good, the social impact program of Grovo, today announced a call for submissions for Grovo Grants, a new initiative to provide technology and resources to help nonprofit organizations integrate 21st century skills into their workforce development programs. The initiative will arm individuals with the knowledge critical for success in today’s world.

Grovo Grants will award Grovo's technology, content, and service to five nonprofit organizations through a proposal submission process. Grant recipients will receive a maximum of 250 licenses to Grovo's platform and content library for one year to bolster their existing workforce development programs that help individuals acquire digital and soft skills to transition from low- to middle- skill jobs. Throughout the year, Grovo will work with grantees to monitor progress and program development. At the end of the grant cycle, qualifying programs with demonstrated success measured against unique key performance indicators will be eligible to continue using Grovo at a special discounted rate.

“Nonprofit organizations across the country are doing incredible work to empower individuals to grow and improve by learning skills relevant to today’s work environments,” said Jeff Fernandez, cofounder & CEO of Grovo. “We’re pleased to provide standout organizations with innovative technology and microlearning content that will give underskilled workers the confidence to gain a competitive advantage in the workforce and become more informed, engaged citizens.”

Grovo’s content library includes thousands of microlearning videos covering the tools and skills people need to do their best work. Lessons focused on soft skills include leadership development and the best methods for collaboration, strategizing and productivity. The content on digital tools cover a variety of software and programs commonly used in the workplace across a wide array of industries.

Eligibility and How to Apply
US-based nonprofit organizations with existing workforce development programs are eligible to apply. Interested organizations should submit a proposal to www.grovo.com/grants with a description of the organization, its experience with workforce development and an overview of how current programs can be enhanced through the use of Grovo. Financial statements, proof of nonprofit status and an organizational chart are also required. US-based applicants must be tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as defined under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The deadline to apply is May 13, 2016.

Applications will be evaluated based on the organization’s proposed program with a clear approach, relevant goals and projects, and measurable outcomes. Final decisions will be made and communicated to recipients by June 3, 2016. Chosen programs will launch in July. For more information and a complete overview of application requirements, visit www.grovo.com/grants.

About Grovo for Good
Grovo for Good is the social impact program of Grovo that harnesses the company’s people and products to make a positive impact on community workforce development through employee volunteerism, signature programming, and strategic partnerships. Grovo for Good partners with organizations such as NYC Department of Education, NPower, The Bowery Mission, Children’s Aid and Family Services of New Jersey and more, to harness Grovo’s technology, microlearning method, and expertise to empower people with the skills essential for success in today’s world. To find out more about Grovo for Good, its point of view on learning and how you can be involved, please reach out to good@grovo.com.

About Grovo
Grovo is reimagining learning for today’s teams. The workplace learning company combines beautiful technology, engaging content, and hands-on advisory support to deliver a better way to learn at work. The heart of Grovo’s approach is microlearning -- bite-sized video lessons, exercises and real-world practice delivered in the right way, at the right time. From digital skills to leadership training, Grovo teaches employees the behaviors to be extraordinary at what they do, on a platform that learners and trainers love.

Founded in 2010, Grovo has delivered more than 9 million learning moments at organizations in over 190 countries. Its own culture of learning has earned the company recognition as a "Best Place to Work" by Entrepreneur Magazine, Crain’s, and Internet Week. Headquartered in NYC, Grovo has raised venture financing from some of the world’s best investors, including Accel Partners, Greg Waldorf, Costanoa Venture Capital, SoftTech VC, and Vayner Capital. Learn more at www.grovo.com.



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