TEGNA Foundation Awards Grants to Address Critical Community Needs

TEGNA Foundation, the charitable foundation sponsored by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), in partnership with local stations, today announced it awarded 234 Community Grants to address critical community needs and initiatives. A summary of the TEGNA Foundations’ 2021 Community Grants is available here.

In 2021, TEGNA stations continued to serve the greater good of their communities by supporting a variety of local causes, including providing shelter and support for those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity, education programs for at-risk youth, and programs supporting and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The majority of 2021’s Community Grants support the following UN Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) goals: Good Health and Well-Being (42%); Quality Education (22%); and Zero Hunger (20%).

“Our stations’ continued commitment to empowering their local communities through fundraising and grantmaking is invaluable and inspiring,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO, TEGNA. “We are honored to support all of our local partners who share our values and commitment to serving those in need.”

Several grants stand out as areas particularly significant to the local communities served, including:

TEGNA Foundation also approved four special grants to support diversity, equity, and inclusion and local journalism, including:

TEGNA Foundation 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. To learn more and/or apply for a TEGNA Foundation Community Grants, visit https://www.tegnafoundation.org/.