MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2017--
The TEGNA Foundation, the charitable foundation sponsored by Tysons,
VA-based TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), and WUSA9, TEGNA’s CBS affiliate in
Washington, D.C., announced today they will award 11 area nonprofit
organizations community grants totaling $64,500. The grants will help
make a difference and better serve communities in the District of
Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Among the grant recipients are:
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. The grant will support the LGBTQ
Stripes program, an after-school leadership and advocacy program for
LGBTQ youth and their allies.
AIDS Partnership. The grant will support activities aimed at
ending HIV/AIDS in Greater Washington, D.C. TEGNA has supported the
Washington AIDS Partnership since 1992.
USO of Metropolitan Washington. The grant will support Turkeys for
Troops which provides Thanksgiving boxes with grocery gift cards to
junior enlisted active duty service members in need of assistance.
here for a complete list of the TEGNA Foundation and WUSA9’s
“These grants help 11 well-deserving nonprofits make a difference in the
lives of many people in the D.C.-area,” said Dave Lougee, president and
CEO, TEGNA. “We are proud to support these exceptional organizations
and, alongside WUSA9, look forward to working with them to serve the
greater good of our community.”
“At WUSA9, our mission is to serve Washington by making a measurable
impact in people’s lives and the D.C. community,” said Richard Dyer,
president and general manager, WUSA9. “We want to rally people together
and be part of the solution to issues facing our community. These grants
will go a long way to making a real difference in the lives of many.”
This month, the TEGNA Foundation is awarding 270 community grants to
help support multiple nonprofit organizations across TEGNA’s 38 markets.
This is the second round of community grants this year. To date, in
2017, the TEGNA Foundation has awarded 396 grants. Most community grants
are between $4,000-$7,000.
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
every state. In Washington, D.C., volunteers from WUSA9 and TEGNA’s
headquarters worked with the United Way of the National Capital Area to
assemble 75,000 weekend food packages for local students who are food
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.
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 we serve. 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.
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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