Frequently Asked Question - Gannett Foundation

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  • How do we know if our organization is in a Gannett served community?
    9News serves the Denver metro area, the Front Range and Northern Colorado.  If your organization is within this area, you may apply.

    Our program is national in scope but our offices are in a Gannett community. Are we eligible?
    Not usually. We fund no national or regional organizations at the community grant level. If your organization has a program or project, which benefits only the local community, feel free to inquire.

    Does the Foundation fund events?
    No.  The Foundation prefers to make contributions, which provide direct program support.

    Does the Foundation make grants to individuals?
    No. As a private foundation, we must make all grants to IRS code §501(c)(3) public charities.

    When are the deadlines?
    We review grant applications twice times a year.  Deadlines are February 15, and August 15.  However, grant applications are accepted throughout the year.

    Do we need to submit our IRS exemption letter?
    Yes. 

    If we apply, when can we expect an answer?
    Once you submit a proposal, a response will take about 90 days after the deadline date.

    Do you accept applications on-line?
    Not at this time.

    Who do we contact for additional information or special inquiries?
    For additional information, please contact the Vice President of Community Relations, Lynne D. Valencia, 9News, 500 Speer Blvd., Denver, CO  80203, 303-871-1439

    What is the average grant amount?
    Our grants average from $1,000 - $5,000.  

    Do you give multiyear grants?
    No, we do not award multi-year grants.  In fact, grants are given to organizations every other year.  If you receive a grant, you are not qualified to apply the next year and must wait to apply. 

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