Melissa Green, Founder & CEO

Melissa Green, Founder & CEO

Navy Veteran & Military Spouse | Entrepreneur | Mom | Latina | LGBTQ+

Coffee That Inspires Change!

My name is Melissa Green. I am the Founder & CEO of Grounds4Cause. We take pride in providing delicious coffee, but also in being a coffee company that gives back to the LGBTQ+ and Military Family communities.

As a USN Veteran and Military Spouse, I understand the importance of #community and #connection. I believe that something as simple as sharing a cup of coffee can bring people together and create an opportunity for empathy and understanding.

In January 2021, Southern, Sweet & Sassy®️ Coffee with a focus on supporting the military family community. The overwhelming response and support we received inspired me to take it a step further and create a brand that supports the LGBTQ+ community as well.

In January 2022, I founded Rise Above Coffee®️, a company fully dedicated to raising awareness and generating support for LGBTQ+ causes. Both S3 Coffee Co and Rise Above Coffee®️ are built around our #coffeeforacause initiative. Each year, we carefully choose 12 LGBTQ+ and military family-focused nonprofits to spotlight. Each month, we feature one nonprofit from each community and donate a percentage of our monthly sales directly to their cause.

At Grounds4Cause, we strive to be a brand where everyone feels safe, welcomed, and loved for who they are. We offer more than just a great cup of coffee, we provide community and support. We want to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all.

Our Mission

Our mission at Grounds4Cause is to create a warm and inclusive environment for everyone, with a focus on supporting the LGBTQ+ and Military Families communities.

We believe in the power of coffee to bring people together and create a sense of community. That's why we are dedicated to using our platform to give back and make a positive impact on our nation. We are passionate about coffee and its ability to bring people together, and we are committed to using our business as a force for good.

By sourcing high-quality, sustainable coffee beans, and contributing a portion of our profits to organizations that support the LGBTQ+ and Military Families communities, we are proud to be a part of the #coffeeforacause movement.

Join us in our mission to create a better nation, one cup of coffee at a time.

Our Vision

Our vision at Grounds4Cause is to be a leading coffee brand known for its commitment to inclusiveness, diversity, and giving back.

We envision a world where the LGBTQ+ and Military Families communities are embraced and supported, and where coffee plays a central role in bringing people together and making a positive impact.

By providing a warm and welcoming environment for all, sourcing high-quality coffee beans, and giving back to organizations that support the LGBTQ+ and Military Families communities, we aim to create a coffee culture that celebrates diversity and promotes positive change.

Our goal is to make a lasting impact, not just in the coffee industry, but in the world as a whole.

Join us in our vision to create a more inclusive, equitable, and giving world, one cup of coffee at a time.