WFAA and the TEGNA Foundation accept grant proposals from qualified nonprofit organizations. The TEGNA Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by TEGNA Inc. Through its Community Grant Program, the TEGNA Foundation empowers the people we serve by supporting the future of our community.

TEGNA FOUNDATION GRANT APPLICATION FORM

GENERAL GUIDELINES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

LOCAL GUIDELINES:

· Proposals are accepted throughout the year

· Deadlines are Feb. 28th and Aug. 29th

· Applicants should plan on a 90-day waiting period while the committee finalizes its decisions

WHAT WE REQUIRE:

Your grant submission must contain the following information

· TEGNA Foundation Grant Application Form

· IRS letter of determination of 501(c)(3) tax exemption (mandatory for consideration)

· Your organization’s non-discrimination policy

· List of board of director and/or advisory board

· One-page project budget (if applicable), and an organizational budget

· If grant request is a project-based proposal, please submit the following information (no more than three pages):

◦ Needs statement

• Objectives of the project to be funded

• Whether the project is new or ongoing

• Constituency to be served

• Community and volunteer involvement

◦ Sustainability statement

• Your organization’s qualifications to carry out the project

• How the project will be evaluated

• Plans for continued funding, committed and applied for

· Pertinent publications may be included

· Mail completed application and materials to:

WFAA

Attn: Stephanie Wilcox, Director of Community Marketing

RE: Community Grant Program

606 Young Street

Dallas, TX 75202

WHAT WE 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 (except to provide special initiatives or programs not provided by regular school budgets)

· Political action or legislative advocacy groups

· Endowments 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