A key role of the TEGNA Foundation is investing in the future of the media industry. The TEGNA Foundation supports several journalism education and training programs each year.
Our media funding mission is to support freedom of the press, ethics in journalism, and education and training for the next generation of diverse journalists. The Foundation particularly favors programs or projects that benefit the areas in which TEGNA does business and that seek to encourage diversity in newsrooms and in coverage.
We do not consider funding local community programs or those at community colleges and high schools.
To apply for a media grant, first contact the Foundation’s manager, Meg Kennedy, via email to see if your proposal fits within the media grant funding mission. Unsolicited grant proposals are rarely funded.
A proposal must include the following:
Deadlines: The media committee meets and reviews proposals twice per year. Applications should be received by the Foundation by one of these deadlines: March 1 or November 2. You will be notified of the committee’s decision via email in 60 to 90 days after the deadline. If submitting your proposal via email, please combine all of the documents into one PDF. We do not accept proposals via messenger or hand delivery.
2022 Round 1 Media Grant recipients: