Community Action Grants

TEGNA Foundation

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $5,000

Next anticipated deadline: Feb 28, 2019

Later anticipated deadlines: Aug 29, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Pulaski County, Arkansas, Counties in California: Sacramento County, San Diego County, Counties in Florida: Duval County, Pinellas County Expand all

Location of residency: Pulaski County, Arkansas, Counties in California: Sacramento County, San Diego County, Counties in Florida: Duval County, Pinellas County Expand all

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About TEGNA Foundation

The TEGNA Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by TEGNA Inc. Through its Community Grant Program, TEGNA Foundation serves the greater good of our communities by supporting nonprofit activities where 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.

At TEGNA, we are driven by our strong purpose of serving the greater good of our communities. Our values – inclusion, integrity, innovation, impact and results – help us better understand and serve those in need. The Foundation is proud to fund nonprofit organizations and programs that promote and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve.

Community Grant Guidelines

The TEGNA Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in communities served by TEGNA Inc. The Community Grant program serves to address local community needs. As community needs differ by region, please check with your local Community Grant contact to learn what needs are being addressed in your area.

Community Grants commonly support areas such as education, youth development, hunger, emergency assistance to families and individuals in crisis, and environmental conservation.

About 80 percent of our community grants target grassroots organizations in the areas of social/human services, health and mental health, benefiting the most disadvantaged people in our communities.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • We must make all grants to IRS code §501(c)(3) public charities


  • What We Do Not Fund
    • Like many donors, we receive many more requests than we can fund. As a result, grants will not be considered for the following purposes:
      • Individuals
      • Private foundations 
      • Organizations not determined by the IRS to be a tax-exempt public charity under §501(c)(3)
      • Organizations classified by the IRS as 509(a)(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
      • Endowment funds
      • Multiple-year pledge campaigns
      • Medical or research organizations, including organizations funding single disease research
      • Organizations located in or benefiting nations other than the US and its territories
      • Fraternal groups, athletic teams, bands, volunteer firefighters or similar groups
    • The TEGNA Foundation will not engage in philanthropic giving to organizations which the Foundation finds discriminate against a person or group because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.
    • The TEGNA Foundation will also not engage in philanthropic giving to non-religious organizations that have a written policy of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/ or gender identity and/ or have a policy explicitly permitting its own chapters, affiliates, etc. to discriminate.