MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The TEGNA Foundation, the charitable foundation sponsored by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), announced today it will award 100 community grants in its first-of-two rounds of annual community grantmaking cycles for 2018. The grants are recommended by TEGNA’s local stations, which identify pressing needs in their local communities and address these needs through a combination of grantmaking, storytelling and employee volunteerism. The recommended grants are vetted by a committee of employees at each station, including the station general manager, and approved by the TEGNA Foundation Board of Directors.
TEGNA Foundation community grants support areas such as education, youth development, community hunger, services for vulnerable populations and the environment. For information on how to apply for Round Two of the TEGNA Foundation Community Grants, click here.
“We’re proud to partner with our local stations and contribute to the greater good of the communities we serve,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO, TEGNA. “As local broadcasters, it is our mission to engage with our neighbors, address critical needs and make a meaningful difference where we live and work.”
19 TEGNA stations are making grants for this first round of 2018 grants, including:
- WXIA/Atlanta, GA: Supporting Action Ministries’ “Smart Lunch Smart Kid”
- KMBT/Beaumont, TX: Supporting the Texas Energy Museum’s STEM Programming and Summer Camps
- WGRZ/Buffalo, NY: Supporting the Elizabeth Pierce Olmstead Center for the Visually Impaired/Statler Center
- WLTX/Columbia, SC: Supporting Workshop Theatre of South Carolina
- WFAA/Dallas, TX: Working with “Carry the Load”
- KUSA/Denver, CO: Supporting Colorado Succeeds’ “Succeeds Prize”
- WZZM/Grand Rapids, MI: Working with Healthy Homes Coalition of Western Michigan
- WFMY/Greensboro, NC: Supporting the local YWCA, which provides temporary shelter for families experiencing homelessness
- WTLV/Jacksonville, FL: Supporting the Northeast Florida Builder’s Association Builders Care, Inc, which is constructing a weight room for students at a local, underserved high school
- KTHV/Little Rock, AR: Working with University of Arkansas Foundation—School of Mass Communication
- KARE/Minneapolis, MN: Supporting “Flags for Fort Snelling”
- KPNX/Phoenix, AZ: Supporting Arizona State University Foundation—Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
- KIDY/San Angelo, TX: Working with Childrens Advocacy Center of Tom Green County
- KENS/San Antonio, TX: Supporting the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc.
- KING/Seattle, WA: Supporting Youth in Focus
- KREM/Spokane, WA: Supporting Habitat for Humanity’s Build Blitz campaign
- WTSP/Tampa: Working with Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. for their High School Journalism Program
- KMSB/Tucscon, AZ: Supporting Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
WUSA9 in Washington, DC, also announced seven DC Metro community grants, including:
- United Way of the National Capital Area: Supporting the Impact/Give Back “Do More 24” event at WUSA on May 17, 2018, which raised nearly $2.2 million
- Arc of Prince George’s County, Inc.: Supporting the Dental Service Project, which provides in-need individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with extensive dental care
- Britepaths, Inc.: Supporting the weekend supplemental food program, helping students in Fairfax County Public Schools who depend on free or reduced-price meals
- Children’s Science Center: Providing informal science learning opportunities for students, parents and teachers from Title I schools in the area
- Girls on the Run, DC: Supporting the after-school mentorship program for pre-teen girls in underserved communities in the District of Columbia
- Girls on the Run NOVA: Supporting the after-school mentorship programs for pre-teen girls in underserved communities in northern Virginia
- Stepping Stones Shelter, Inc.: Supporting the Post-Shelter Program, which provides case management support and referrals to families that have recently moved out of the shelter
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two radio stations in 39 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
About TEGNA Foundation
The TEGNA Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by TEGNA Inc. Through its Community Grant Program, TEGNA Foundation serves the greater good of our communities by supporting nonprofit activities where TEGNA does business. Through its other programs, the Foundation invests in the future of the media industry, encourages employee giving, and contributes to a variety of charitable causes.
At TEGNA, we are driven by our strong purpose of serving the greater good of our communities. Our values – inclusion, integrity, innovation, impact and results – help us better understand and serve those in need. The Foundation is proud to fund nonprofit organizations and programs that promote and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve.