The TEGNA Foundation is seeking applications for the Community Grant Program to address local community needs.
The TEGNA Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in communities served by TEGNA Inc.
The Community Grants commonly support areas such as education, youth development, hunger, emergency assistance to families and individuals in crisis, and environmental conservation.
The average grant amount is in the $1,000 to $5,000 range.
What they do not fund?
Like many donors, they receive many more requests than they can fund. As a result, grants will not be considered for the following purposes:
- Private foundations
- Organizations not determined by the IRS to be a tax-exempt public charity under §501(c) (3)
- Organizations classified by the IRS as 509(a) (3)
- National or regional organizations unless their programs address specific local community needs
- Programs or initiatives where the primary purpose is the promotion of religious doctrine or tenets
- Elementary or secondary schools (except to provide special initiatives or programs not provided by regular school budgets)
- Political action or legislative advocacy groups
- Endowment funds
- Multiple-year pledge campaigns
- Organizations located in or benefiting nations other than the US and its territories
- Fraternal groups, athletic teams, bands, volunteer firefighters or similar groups
The TEGNA Foundation will not engage in philanthropic giving to organizations which the Foundation finds discriminate against a person or group because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.
The TEGNA Foundation will also not engage in philanthropic giving to non-religious organizations that have a written policy of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/ or gender identity and/ or have a policy explicitly permitting its own chapters, affiliates, etc. to discriminate.
The Foundation has implemented internal processes to ensure compliance.
Your grant proposal must contain the following information:
- Completed TEGNA Foundation Grant Application Form
- IRS letter of determination for 501(c) 3 tax exemption
- Your organization's non-discrimination policy
- One-page project budget, and a one-page summary organizational budget
Project proposal of no more than three pages that includes:
- Objectives of the project to be funded
- Whether the project is new or ongoing
- Constitution to be served
- Community and volunteer involvement
- Your organization's qualifications to carry out the project
- How the project will be evaluated
- Plan s for continued funding, committed and applied for
- Needs statement
- Relevant recent publications may also be included
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