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TEGNA Foundation for 9NEWS in Denver | 9NEWS.com

KUSA - 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: https://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 of Marketing and Brand
500 Speer Blvd.
Denver, CO 80203

GENERAL GUIDELINES here: https://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 budgets)
  • 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: https://bit.ly/1O8Lpb3.

About The TEGNA Foundation

The TEGNA Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by TEGNA Inc. Through its Community Grant Program, TEGNA Foundation empowers the people we serve by supporting nonprofit activities in the communities in which 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.

Click here for more information on the TEGNA Foundation.

TEGNA Inc., formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. Our agile and forward-thinking portfolio of television and digital businesses comprise one of the largest, most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S. and two top digital companies, Cars.com and CareerBuilder, as well as several other well-positioned and growing online companies.

TEGNA Media includes 46 television (including stations serviced by TEGNA) and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets. TEGNA Media reaches approximately one-third of all television households nationwide and represents the #1 NBC affiliate group, #1 CBS affiliate group and #4 ABC affiliate group (excluding owner-operators). Millions of consumers turn to TEGNA Media throughout their day to navigate their world more successfully. Our journalists take their First Amendment responsibilities seriously and deliver relevant, innovative and impactful content. Combined, TEGNA's TV stations, across 23 states, are renowned for their outstanding journalism and have been recognized with honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, National Headliner, George Polk and Emmy awards.

On the digital side, Cars.com is the leading online destination for automotive consumers offering credible, objective information about car shopping, selling and servicing. With over 30 million monthly visits to its web properties, Cars.com leverages its growing consumer audience to help automotive marketers more effectively reach car buyers and sellers, as well as those looking for trusted service providers. CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping the world's top employers attract great talent. CareerBuilder provides services ranging from labor market intelligence to talent management software and other recruitment solutions. It is the largest online job site in North America, measured both by traffic and revenue, and has a presence in more than 60 markets worldwide. Together, Cars.com and CareerBuilder provide TEGNA's advertising partners with access to two very important categories – automotive and human capital solutions.

Also part of this powerful digital mix is G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses looking to connect with consumers through digital marketing, from search to social and everything in between. For national brands and agencies, G/O Digital delivers local digital activation at national scale powered by G/O Digital brands: Shoplocal, PointRoll and Key Ring. G/O Digital partners with more than 5,000 of the nation's top brands and retailers and leads digital marketing programs with thousands of local businesses across more than 110 local markets.

TEGNA Digital also include Clipper, America's most trusted local advertising & marketing solutions provider offering a full line of outstanding digital and print options, and Sightline Media Group, a global provider of news, information and marketing solutions in the military, defense, federal technology and C4ISR markets.

Combined, TEGNA's brands have tremendous reach. Each month, TEGNA reaches over 90 million U.S. adults across broadcast and digital media, empowering them to act with conviction and navigate their world successfully.