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Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants

Sponsor
Gannett Foundation
Deadlines
Feb 28, 2015
Contact

A list of state-specific contacts is available at
http://www.gannettfoundation.org/contacts.htm

Purpose

The Gannett Foundation's Community Action grants support local organizations with funding priority given to programs that focus on education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment.

For an example on what Gannett Foundation funds, 2013 highlights included funding for organizations providing direct services to those in need, such as food banks, emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, and vital services for the elderly and disabled.

About 80 percent of Gannett's community grants targeted grassroots organizations in the areas of social/human services, health and mental health, benefiting the most disadvantaged people.

Eligibility

Organizations with 501(c)(3) status that are located in a community serviced by a Gannett newspaper or broadcast station.

Geographic
coverage
Limited to certain areas of 35 states and U.S. territories, see sponsor's website for more details.
Amount of
funding

The average grant amount is in the $1,000 to $5,000 range.

Application
process

Grant applications are considered twice a year. Applicants can submit a proposal to the contact at the daily newspaper or television station in his/her area by February 28th or August 29th to allow time for the local review process. Application deadlines may differ by location. Contact the local newspaper or broadcast station for deadline information.

Application guidelines are available online at http://www.gannettfoundation.org/GUIDELINES.htm

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Aging, Arts and culture, Community development, Economic development, Environment, Food and hunger, Health services, Housing and homelessness, Mental health, People with disabilities, Youth, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin



For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RAC does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.