The Gannett Foundation

About: The Gannett Foundation community action grant priorities include education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.

Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000; Newsquest grants range from £5,000 to £10,000. Proposals should be no longer than 5 pages. Telephone calls during the application process are not encouraged. Visit website to confirm application deadline for specific areas.

Application form required.

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. How project's results will be evaluated or measured
  2. Copy of IRS Determination Letter
  3. How project will be sustained once grantmaker support is completed
  4. Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
  5. Listing of additional sources and amount of support
  6. Role played by volunteers
  7. Additional materials/documentation
  8. Population served
  9. Qualifications of key personnel
  10. Copy of current year's organizational budget and/or project budget
  11. Descriptive literature about organization

Initial Approach: Download application form and mail proposal and form to the company's nearest daily newspaper or broadcast station; download application form and mail proposal and form to foundation for organizations located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Copies of proposal: 1

Board meeting date(s): 3 times per year from Feb. to Oct.

Deadline(s): Feb. 28 and Aug. 29 for Community Action Grants; Mar. 1, July 15, and Nov. 1 for Media Grants; Autumn for Newsquest Grants 90 to 120 days; 60 to 90 days for Media Grants