MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2017--
The TEGNA Foundation, the charitable foundation sponsored by TEGNA Inc.
(NYSE: TGNA), announced today it will award 270 community grants to help
support multiple nonprofit organizations across TEGNA’s 38 markets. This
is the second round of community grants awarded this year. In 2017, the
TEGNA Foundation has given 396 grants in TEGNA markets with most
totaling between $4,000-$7,000.
“These grants empower and help well-deserving nonprofit organizations
address critical hardships in our local communities, assist those in
need and help make a difference in many people’s lives,” said Dave
Lougee, president and CEO, TEGNA. “We are proud to support these
organizations and, alongside our stations, look forward to working with
them to serve the greater good of our communities.”
Priorities for the TEGNA Foundation community grants include education
and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development,
community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people,
environmental conservation and cultural enrichment. In addition, the
Foundation is proud to fund nonprofit organizations and programs that
promote and celebrate the diversity of the communities TEGNA serves. The
Foundation also invests in the future of the media industry, supports
employee giving and community volunteerism, responds to natural
disasters and contributes to a variety of other charitable causes.
In addition to the community grants awarded this year, the TEGNA
Foundation contributed $185,000 to help fund TEGNA’s local stations’ Make
A Difference Day projects. Make A Difference Day is one of the
largest single-days of service nationwide. Started by TEGNA in 1992, the
day unites volunteers from across the country to help improve the lives
of others through community service. This year, Make A Difference Day
brought together thousands of volunteers in 500 communities in nearly
Community grants are determined by each TEGNA station and approved by
the station’s general manager and the TEGNA Foundation Board of
Directors. The donation amounts and nonprofit recipients vary depending
on the unique needs and local priorities of that community.
For more information on the TEGNA Foundation, go to TEGNAFoundation.org.
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the
greater good of our communities. With 46 television stations in 38
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 35 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.
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