Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Grants

A key role of the TEGNA Foundation is investing in the diversity of the communities we serve. In 2022, the Foundation is launching a grant program dedicated to supporting nonprofits focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Please check this page for additional details on this year’s grant opportunities, which will be posted soon.

Eligible organizations:

  • Tax-exempt public charities classified by the Internal Revenue Service as Section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2)

For a full list of what organizations are not eligible for TEGNA Foundation funding, please visit the Community Grants page.

A proposal must include the following:

  1. a completed TEGNA Foundation Grant Application Form 
  2. IRS letter of determination for 501(c)3 tax exemption
  3. your organization’s non-discrimination policy
  4. detailed listing of proposed use of requested funds, a one-page program budget, and a one-page summary of organization’s budget
  5. program description of no more than three pages that includes:
    • needs statement
      • objectives of the program to be funded
      • whether the program is new or ongoing
      • constituency to be served
    • sustainability statement
      • your organization's qualifications to carry out the program
      • how the program will be evaluated (include any tracking or historical information available)
      • plans for continued funding of the program, if applicable
      • other funding sources, committed and applied for.


Questions? Email foundation@tegna.com.