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The Grails® Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that exists to support and collectively lead the open source Grails project.

The Grails Foundation Serves To:

  • Ensure technical innovation and advancement of the Grails framework as a free and open public-use software development toolkit for a growing global community
  • Evangelize and promote the Grails framework as a leading technology in the JVM space
  • Build and support an ecosystem of complementary documentation, functionality, and services

Contributing Members

The bylaws of the Grails Foundation provide that Object Computing will maintain, in perpetuity, a majority interest in the Foundation to serve as a steward of the Grails framework and its global open source community. Object Computing has committed an initial contribution of $200,000.00 to fund open source product development and evangelism for the Framework.

“For over a decade, the Grails framework has been a leader among JVM web application frameworks. The innovations in the Grails framework and the longevity of its success have been possible only because of the vibrant and active community around the technology over the years. The Grails Foundation is being launched in part to acknowledge the role that the community has played all along, and to create a forum to continue growing the enthusiasm of the community. A core tenet of the Object Computing team has always been All Of Us Are Better Than Any One Of Us, and the Grails Foundation will facilitate the continued embracing of the value in that truth,” said Jeff Scott Brown, Grails Foundation co-founder.

The Grails Foundation Technology Advisory Board

The Grails Foundation is supported by a Technology Advisory Board that ensures the Framework continues to reflect and serve its diverse and growing user community. The Board meets quarterly to discuss and make recommendations regarding the Grails framework's roadmap and technical direction.

For more information and for organizations interested in nominating a representative to the Grails Foundation Technology Advisory Board, please contact [email protected].


As a not-for-profit organization, the Grails Foundation relies on the financial support of our Contributing Members to support and grow the Grails framework. Please consider donating and becoming a sponsor today!

Corporate Sponsorship

The generous support of our Corporate Sponsors allows the Grails Foundation to continue to ensure the Framework's technical innovation and advancement.

Learn more about the Corporate Sponsorship Program

Community Member Sponsorship

Individuals also support the Grails Foundation through our Community Member Sponsorship program.

Learn more about Community Member Sponsorship

See all the current supporters on our Sponsors List.


The Foundation's Board Of Directors may be reached at [email protected].

Meeting Minutes

An archive of past meeting minutes is available here.

Technology Advisory Board

Puneet Behl Grails Product Development Lead at Object Computing, Inc.
David EstesCo-founder and VP of Engineering at Morpheus Data; Creator of the Grails Asset-Pipeline
Søren Berg GlasiusArchitect and Technical Manager at Gennemtænkt IT
Paul King Groovy Project Development Lead at Object Computing, Inc.
James KleehSoftware Development Engineer at Amazon
Ken KousenPresident at Kousen IT, Inc.
Graeme RocherGrails Co-founder; Architect at Oracle
Tabitha Willan Lead Application Engineer at Omaha Public Power District