TEGNA Foundation Supports Local Community COVID-19 Relief Efforts

TEGNA Foundation and our local stations are committed to making a difference in our communities through funding local COVID-19 relief efforts.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, TEGNA stations and the TEGNA Foundation have been partnering with local nonprofit organizations to address the most urgent needs in their communities through local grants, from supporting frontline healthcare workers to helping ensure families impacted by COVID-19 do not go hungry.

Through virtual telethons, benefit concerts, fundraising drives and awareness campaigns, TEGNA stations have also helped raise tens of millions of dollars in the past two months to assist those in need.

Click on a location below to see a list of TEGNA Foundation grantees that are focused on COVID-19 relief efforts in their local communities.

WZDX
Huntsville/
Decatur/
Florence
Downtown Rescue Mission, for COVID-19 emergency relief
United Way of Madison County Inc., for the community-wide COVID-19 Relief Fund
KPNX
Phoenix
Joy Bus, providing supplies for COVID-19 relief workers
Valley of the Sun United Way, for the community-wide COVID-19 Relief Fund

KPNX partnered with Valley of the Sun United Way on Arizona Gives Day on April 7th to support those who are impacted by COVID-19
KFSM
Ft. Smith
Community Services Clearinghouse, providing local emergency food support
Crawford Sebastian Community Development Council, providing local emergency food support
Ft. Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter, providing emergency food relief for children
Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, providing emergency food relief for children impacted by domestic violence
Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, providing emergency community-wide food relief
KTHV
Little Rock
AR Kids Read, supporting the update of the organization’s website, which allows tutors to read to students studying remotely due to COVID-19
Heart of Arkansas United Way, for the community-wide COVID-19 Relief Fund

KTHV joined forces with Heart of Arkansas United Way to host a virtual concert with the message of “Better Together” to help raise funds for COVID-19 relief
KXTV
Sacramento
United Ways of California, for the community-wide COVID-19 Relief Fund

KXTV teamed up with United Way of California to raise funds to help the most vulnerable community members
KFMB
San Diego
The San Diego Foundation, for the community-wide COVID-19 Relief Fund
KUSA
Denver
Food Bank of the Rockies, for emergency community-wide food relief

9Cares Colorado Shares is supporting the ongoing need for food throughout Colorado with Food Bank of the Rockies. They’ve helped raise more than $1M – more than 4.1 million meals for Colorado families
WUSA
DC/MD/VA
Metro Area
Capital Caring, for a medical decontamination unit
Capital Food Bank, for emergency food relief
Greater Washington Community Foundation, for the community-wide COVID-19 Relief Fund
United Way of the National Capital Area, for the community-wide COVID-19 Relief Fund
WTLV
Jacksonville
Blessings in a Backpack, for emergency food support for local children
Hunger Fight, for emergency food support for local children
WXIA
Atlanta
Atlanta Community Food Bank, supporting COVID-19 food relief efforts
Atlanta Mission, supporting relief services for individuals experiencing homelessness, especially those struggling due to COVID-19
Boys & Girls Club of America, providing a safe and supportive childcare option for children whose parents need to continue working during the COVID-19 crisis
Points of Light Foundation, supporting COVID-19 virtual volunteering efforts
The Salvation Army, supporting the food pantry, providing food for those in need during the COVID-19 crisis
United Way of Greater Atlanta, for the community-wide COVID-19 Relief Fund
WWL
New Orleans
NOLA Business Alliance, for COVID-19 emergency relief fund for gig workers

To help support local gig and cultural economy workers impacted by COVID-19, WWLTV partnered with the New Orleans Business Alliance and hosted “Live from the Porch” virtual concert. They helped raised $500K for the NOLA Business Alliance
NEWS CENTER Maine
United Ways of Maine, for the community-wide COVID-19 Relief Fund

NEWS CENTER Maine and United Ways of Maine partnered together to host a telethon, raising $633K for the United Ways of Maine COVID-19 Relief Fund
WZZM
Grand Rapids
Meals on Wheels of Western Michigan, providing daily meals to senior citizens at high-risk for COVID-19
KARE
Minneapolis
Greater Twin Cities United Way, for the community-wide COVID-19 Relief Fund
Minnesota Computers for Schools, supporting the purchase of computers for students in need due to COVID-19 distance learning requirements
Second Harvest Heartland, providing emergency food relief
Twin Cities Music Trust, supporting the artists performing in KARE’s COVID-19 Relief Fund concert

KARE and Greater Twin Cities United Way partnered together to host a virtual concert on April 17th to raise funds to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic, raising $17K for Greater Twin Cities United Way

KARE helped to raise $22.3K for Minnesota Computers for Schools

KARE and Second Harvest Heartland joined forces to ensure that kids who are home from school and families facing hardships during the pandemic don’t go hungry, helping to raise over $124K for Second Harvest Heartland

KSDK
St. Louis
Food Outreach, Inc., for emergency community-wide food relief
St. Louis Area Food Bank, for emergency community-wide food relief
United Way of Greater St. Louis, for emergency community-wide food relief
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, for emergency community-wide food relief

KSDK is partnering with Schnucks and United Way of Greater St. Louis to “round up at the register”. Shoppers at the local grocery store can choose to round up their totals and all funds raised will go directly to United Way of Greater St. Louis
WGRZ
Buffalo
FeedMore WNY Inc., for emergency community-wide food relief

WGRZ held a Dress 2 FeedMore fundraiser and helped raise $4.5K
WCNC
Charolotte
Loaves & Fishes, for emergency COVID-19 relief efforts
WFMY
Greensboro
Greensboro Urban Ministry, supporting emergency community needs
Second Harvest Food Bank, for emergency community-wide food relief
WKYC
Cleveland
American Red Cross, supporting COVID-19 local relief efforts
The Cleveland Foundation, supporting the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, for emergency community-wide food relief
Medwish International, providing emergency medical equipment
Near West Site Multi Service Corporation, supporting critical community relief services

WKYC partnered with The Cleveland Foundation to help raise $8.1 million to address immediate needs of NE Ohio populations
KVUE
Austin
United Way for Greater Austin, supporting the All Together ATX fund, a community-wide philanthropic fund providing flexible resources to nonprofits working with community members impacted by COVID-19

KVUE partnered with Austin media outlets for a digital telethon to raise nearly $5.9 million for the All Together ATX Fund
KBMT
Beaumont
Southeast Texas Food Bank, for emergency community-wide food relief

KBMT partnered with the Southeast Texas Food Bank to raise money to help feed Southeast Texas families, over $200,000 to-date
WFAA
Dallas
Communities Foundation of Texas, supporting the North Texas Community Response Fund

WFAA participated in North Texas Giving Tuesday, in partnership with The Communities Foundation of Texas, supporting the nonprofit organizations helping people adversely impacted by COVID-19. WFAA helped raise over $20.7 million
KWES
Midland/Odessa
Jubilee Center of Midland, supporting emergency COVID-19 food relief programs

FOX West Texas
San Angelo/Abilene
Concho Valley Regional Food Bank of Texas, supporting emergency COVID-19 food relief programs
Food Bank of Abilene, supporting emergency COVID-19 food relief programs
KING
Seattle
American Red Cross, support the purchase of PPE needed to keep aid workers safe
ArtsFund, support the COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund
Northwest Harvest, support emergency community-wide food relief

KING and Northwest Harvest are partnering together to make sure that no one in Washington goes hungry during this difficult time. They have raised $7.6 million for Northwest Harvest – which is more than 33.2 million meals for Washington state families