TEGNA Named One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the U.S. by The Civic 50 for Fourth Consecutive Year
TYSONS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2023--
“Our local stations remain dedicated to making a positive impact in our communities, establishing multiyear collaborations with local nonprofit organizations to tackle crucial community issues,” said
The majority of Round 1 TEGNA Foundation Community Grants support the following UN Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) areas: 51%
Denver): Nine grants supporting at-risk youth, including educational programs, equine therapy, and emergency food assistance.
Hartford): Seven grants, including a grant to Hartford Interval House to support programs dedicated to ending domestic violence.
WGRZ (Buffalo): Three grants supporting youth and children in need, providing support to
Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation of Variety Club of Buffalo, and Kids Escaping Drugs.
Indianapolis): Three grants supporting equity in healthcare and emergency support services for those in need, including a grant to Pink-4-Ever aimed at eliminating breast cancer care disparities for Black women.
TEGNA Community 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. Stations also amplify the impact of the TEGNA Foundation’s charitable contributions through reporting and employee volunteerism.
The TEGNA Foundation Board of Directors also approved 18 additional Foundation Grants:
Nine Media Grants that support education and training for the next generation of diverse journalists at the following organizations:
Asian American Journalists Association(AAJA), Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc.(IRE), National Association of Black Journalists(NABJ), National Association of Hispanic Journalists(NAHJ), Native American Journalists Association(NAJA), NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, Online News Association(ONA), Poynter Institute For Media Studies, Inc. and Radio Television Digital News Foundation.
Nine DE&I Grants were made in response to the
TEGNAemployee-led DE&I Grant Committee’s call for proposals supporting efforts in Environmental Justice in the communities we serve. Grants were made to: American River Parkway Foundation, Beaver Watershed Alliance, Binghampton Development Corporation, Cleveland Lead Advocates for Safe Housing, Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, Friends of the Conservatory, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, SEEED, and Western Reserve Land Conservancy.
“We are proud to announce the recommendations made by our DE&I Grant Committee, comprising nine grants aimed at promoting Environmental Justice,” said
More information about TEGNA’s Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives and reporting can be found in the social responsibility section of TEGNA’s website, including our 2022 Key Highlights. To learn more and/or apply for a TEGNA Foundation Community Grant, visit TEGNAfoundation.org.
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