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Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Community Grants

Grants to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC Nonprofits in the
Metro Area to Benefit At-Risk Youth, Veterans, and Underserved Populations

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TEGNA Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/29/19 Not including assistance for individuals and families affected by recent furloughs

Description:

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC nonprofit organizations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for programs and services that benefit middle school students who are at risk, veterans of the U.S. military, and members of the LGBTQ population. Also considered are proposals that respond to other urgent community needs. For the previous round, funding was also intended for programs that offer emergency help to families and individuals affected by the recent furloughs.

The Foundation's service areas are:
- District of Columbia
- Maryland: Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties
- Virginia: Alexandria and Falls Church, and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185661

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average grant amount is in the $5,000 to $10,000 range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

As a rule, the Foundation generally does not consider Community Grants for:
- Capital campaigns
- Colleges or universities
- Events, conferences, seminars, debates, competitions, fundraising events or similar short-term projects
- Public policy or social research organizations
- HIV/AIDS prevention and service organizations, because we support the Washington Community AIDS Partnership

What Community Grants do not fund:
- 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 (public, private or charter schools)
- 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are considered twice a year. Applications should be received by the Foundation no later than February 28th for Round 1 or August 29th for Round 2. (Proposals via email, messenger, or hand delivery are not accepted.)

To be considered for Round 1 2019 funding only: Programs providing emergency assistance for individuals and families affected by the recent furloughs.

A committee of employees from WUSA-TV and TEGNA Inc. review all proposals within one month after each deadline. Applicants are notified by email of final decisions about 90–120 days after deadlines. Please no phone or email inquiries.

FAQ: https://www.tegnafoundation.org/tffaqs.html

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send applications to:
TEGNA Foundation - Grant Application Enclosed
Attn: Meg Kennedy
8350 Broad Street, Suite 2000
Tysons, VA 22102

General inquiries: foundation@tegna.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties;   Virginia: Alexandria and Falls Church, and counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun;   Washington, DC