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KARE 11 accepts grant proposals from qualified non-profit organizations that serve Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Grants are awarded through the Gannett Foundation, a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc. We provide grants to organizations in the communities in which Gannett owns a daily newspaper or 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 Gannett Foundation's website

Your grant proposal must contain the following information:

  • Completed Gannett 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:

KARE 11 TV

Gannett 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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