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Gannett Foundation

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Grants to USA and International nonprofits and institutes of higher education to support journalism education and media training programs. Funding is intended to promote college-level journalism studies and technological advances in the media industry. Preference is given to projects and programs that benefit the areas in which Gannett does business and that seek to encourage diversity in newsrooms and in coverage.

The Foundation's priorities are encouraging college students to enter the field of journalism and supporting innovative, national, and regional training for current journalists. Particular attention is given to the First Amendment and its responsibilities.

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GrantWatch ID#: 172673

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Funding for local community programs or those at community colleges and high schools is not considered.

Pre-Application Information:

The media committee meets and reviews proposals twice per year. Applications should be postmarked by one of these deadlines: March 1 or October 1.

When requesting funding for journalist conventions, include data on attendance at three prior conventions.

Complete application, print and submit with your proposal to the Foundation Manager. If you prefer, a blank application can be printed and completed by hand or with a typewriter and submitted with your proposal.

The Foundation does not accept proposals via email, messenger, or hand delivery.

You will be notified of the committee’s decision via email in 60 to 90 days after the deadline.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail the application and proposal to the Foundation’s Manager, Sue Madden, at the following address:

Gannett Foundation Media Committee
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22107

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USA: Alabama;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Delaware;   Florida;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maryland;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nevada;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   Ohio;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   Wisconsin

USA Territories: Guam (USA)

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.