Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants

Gannett Foundation

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

Next anticipated deadline: Feb 16, 2019

Later anticipated deadlines: Aug 17, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Guam, Montgomery County, Alabama, Baxter County, Arkansas, Counties in California: Monterey County, Riverside County Expand all

Location of residency: United States, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico Expand all

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The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc. Through its Community Grant Program, Gannett Foundation supports nonprofit activities in the communities in which Gannett does business. 

Our community action grant priorities include:

  • education and neighborhood improvement,
  • economic development,
  • youth development,
  • community problem-solving,
  • assistance to disadvantaged people,
  • environmental conservation,
  • and cultural enrichment.

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


  • Organizations must be determined by the IRS to be a tax-exempt public charity under §501(c)(3).


  • 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

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