“We are honored to support all of our local partners who share our values and commitment to serving those in need,” said Dave Logy, President and CEO of TEGNA.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Local 5 and CW Iowa 23, TEGNA’s ABC and Des Moines/Ames affiliate CW Network, and the TEGNA Foundation, a charitable organization sponsored by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), on Tuesday announced its award of two nonprofit districts to community-based organizations. Central Iowa Community Grants addresses critical community needs and initiatives, including providing foundational programs to help reduce food insecurity, help improve well-being, and are intended to serve the greater good of communities in the area.
Among the scholarship recipients:
- Nine Square Feet: The grant will support the Seeds for Iowa Preschoolers program, which seeks to educate children about gardening, and provide basic knowledge of growing plants such as edible vegetables and flowers.
- Angels Among Us: The grant will help provide a financial benefit, such as hotel accommodation, for a central Iowa family whose child is undergoing cancer treatment.
“Our stations’ ongoing commitment to empowering their local communities through fundraising and grantmaking is invaluable and inspiring,” said Dave Logy, President and CEO of TEGNA. “We are honored to support all of our local partners who share our values and commitment to serving those in need.”
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“We know that many children in central Iowa need help, and we are thrilled to play a small role in helping those special families who will benefit the most,” said David Loving, president and general manager of Local 5.
TEGNA Foundation Community Grants support the diverse needs of the communities in which TEGNA does business, with the majority of grants distributed in three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals categories: good health and well-being, quality education, and zero hunger. Grants are examined by a committee of staff at each station, including the station’s general manager, and approved by the TEGNA Foundation Board of Directors. For information or to apply for the TEGNA Foundation Community Scholarship, click Here.
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