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9News accepts grant proposals from qualified non-profit organizations for funds available from the Gannett Foundation. We value projects that take a creative approach to improving people's lives.

GANNETT FOUNDATION APPLICATION FORM

LOCAL GUIDELINES

-Proposals are accepted throughout the year.
-Deadlines are February 15 and August 15.
-Applicants should plan on a 90 day waiting period while the committee finalizes its decisions.
-Grants are awarded to an organization every other year.

Mail completed application and materials to:
Mark Cornetta , 9NEWS President and General Manager,
500 Speer Blvd.
Denver, CO 80203

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

WHAT WE REQUIRE:
-Your proposal must contain the following information:
-Application must be made on Gannett Foundation form
-A needs statement
-IRS letter of determination of 501(c)(3) tax exemption (mandatory for consideration)
-If you have not been determined a tax-exempt organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3), please include a copy of your application for exempt status (IRS Form 1023).
-Objectives of the project to be funded
-Your organization's qualifications to carry out the project
-Information on whether the project is new or ongoing
-Description of constituency to be served
-Information on community and volunteer involvement
-How will the project be evaluated
-Plans for continued funding of the project, if applicable
-One-page project budget, and an organizational budget
-List of other funding sources, committed and applied for
-Pertinent publications may be included.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT WE DO NOT FUND:
Like many donors, we receive many more requests than we can fund. As a result, contributions will not be considered for the following purposes:
-Individuals
-Organizations not determined by the IRS to be tax-exempt under 501(c)(3)
-National or regional organizations unless their programs address specific local community needs
-Programs or initiatives where the primary purpose is the promotion of religious doctrine or tenets
-Elementary or secondary schools (except to provide special initiatives or programs not provided by regular school
budgets)
-Political action or legislative advocacy groups or voter registration drives
-Endowment funds
-Multiple-year pledge campaigns
-Medical or other research organizations; organizations located in or benefiting nations other than the U.S.
-Fraternal groups, athletic teams, bands, veterans' organizations, volunteer firefighters or similar groups

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