Grants to Support Media Training, Technological Advances in the Industry

Deadline: 1 October 2019

The Gannett Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Media Grants to support media training, technological advances in the industry, and the study of journalism at the college level, with particular attention to the First Amendment and its responsibilities.

The Foundation particularly favors programs or projects that benefit the areas in which Gannett does business and that seek to encourage diversity in newsrooms and in coverage.

A key role of the Gannett Foundation is investing in the future of the media industry. The Gannett Foundation supports several journalism education and training programs each year.

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).
  • Tax-exempt degree-granting four-year colleges or universities.

How to Apply

  • To apply for a media grant, a proposal must include the following:
  • a completed Gannett Foundation Grant Application Form
  • IRS letter of determination for 501(c)3 tax exemption
  • detailed listing of proposed use of requested funds, a one-page program budget, and a one-page summary of organization’s budget
  • 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
    • Applicants 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.

    Note: When requesting funding for journalist conventions, include data on attendance at 3 prior conventions.

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