9NEWS and the TEGNA Foundation accept grant proposals from qualified nonprofit organizations. We value projects that take a creative approach to improving people's lives.

TEGNA FOUNDATION APPLICATION FORM here: http://bit.ly/1mpwyms


  • Proposals are accepted throughout the year
  • Deadlines are Feb. 15 and Aug. 15
  • Applicants should plan on a 90 day waiting period while the committee finalizes its decisions
  • Grants are awarded to an organization every other year

Mail completed application and materials to:

Blair Nelson, Director Marketing and Brand
500 Speer Blvd.
Denver, CO 80203

GENERAL GUIDELINES here: http://bit.ly/1k4wyXp


Your proposal must contain the following information:

  • Application must be made on TEGNA Foundation form
  • A needs statement
  • IRS letter of determination of 501(c)(3) tax exemption (mandatory for consideration)

If you have not been determined a tax-exempt organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3), please apply once you have received determination

  • Objectives of the project to be funded
  • Your organization's qualifications to carry out the project
  • Information on whether the project is new or ongoing
  • Description of constituency to be served
  • Information on community and volunteer involvement
  • How will the project be evaluated
  • Plans for continued funding of the project, if applicable
  • One-page project budget, and an organizational budget
  • List of other funding sources, committed and applied for
  • Pertinent publications may be included.


Like many donors, we receive many more requests than we can fund. As a result, contributions will not be considered for the following purposes:

  • Individuals
  • Organizations not determined by the IRS to be tax-exempt under 501(c)(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
  • Political action or legislative advocacy groups or voter registration drives
  • Endowment funds
  • Multiple-year pledge campaigns
  • Medical or other research organizations; organizations located in or benefiting nations other than the U.S.
  • Fraternal groups, athletic teams, bands, veterans' organizations, volunteer firefighters or similar groups

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS here: http://bit.ly/1O8Lpb3.