TEGNA Foundation grant information

KARE 11 accepts grant proposals from qualified non-profit organizations that serve Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Grants are awarded through the TEGNA Foundation, a corporate foundation sponsored by TEGNA Co., Inc. We provide grants to organizations in the communities in which TEGNA owns a television station. The Foundation's mission is to invest in the future of the communities we serve and in the future of our industry.

We value projects that take a creative approach to fundamental issues facing our community, including education, securing basic needs, neighborhood improvement, economic development and youth development.

Local Guidelines & Information:

  • Applications are reviewed on an annual basis, but can be submitted anytime during the year
  • The application deadline is February 15 (postmarked by)
  • Typical grant amounts range from $1,000 - $5,000
  • Organizations can be awarded a grant every other year
  • Grant requests should be program specific and not for general operating funds/salaries
  • Grants will not be awarded for scholarships or start-up monies
  • KARE 11 adheres to the guidelines described on the TEGNA Foundation's website

Your grant proposal must contain the following information:

  • Completed TEGNA Foundation Grant Application Form (MN Common Grant form does NOT qualify)
  • IRS letter of determination for 501(c)3 tax exemption
  • One-page project budget & one-page organizational budget summary
  • List of other funding sources
  • Project proposal of no more than three pages that includes:

- 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

- organization's qualifications to carry out the project

- how the project will be evaluated

- plans for continued funding of the project

Completed proposals should be sent, postmarked by February 15, to:


TEGNA Foundation Grant Request

8811 Olson Memorial Highway

Minneapolis, MN 55427

Notification Process

Applicants should plan on a 90-day waiting period while the committee reviews and finalizes funding decisions. All applicants will be notified of funding decisions.


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