Foundation / Corporation
Gannett Foundation and Gannett Media Corp
06/30/21 9:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and Guam nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities to support fundraising efforts. The program is intended to support projects and ideas designed to build communities and help underserved groups and individuals. Funding will be based on the ability of an organization to raise donations for its cause. Three types of grants will be awarded: Project grants, Incentive grants, and Operating grants. Organizations will also be eligible to join bonus challenge rounds.
Please note that the applicant organization must meet the fundraising minimum during the online fundraising challenge in order to be eligible for grants.
Application Submission Focus: Projects must contribute to and/or focus on community building with a preference for impacting historically under-served individuals and groups. Community building is defined for this program as activities, projects, or events that create or enhance the sense of community amongst individuals or groups in a region (neighborhood, city, or region). Projects should involve individual and community support, either financially or through personal service.
There are three types of grants in the A Community Thrives program.
Bonus Challenge Grants:
GrantWatch ID#: 185251
There will be sixteen (16) Project Grants. The top three fundraisers in each Tier will receive Incentive Grants.
- Three (3) Project Grants each in the amount of $100,000
- Seven (7) Project Grants each in the amount of $50,000
- Six (6) Project Grants each in the amount of $25,000
Local Community Operating Grants: Minimum Operating Grant amount is $2,500. The maximum amount of the Operating Grants awarded will be One Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,300,000).
A total of $200,000 will be awarded during the Fundraising phase of the Campaign to those qualifying organizations that raise the most funds, as follows:
The top three (3) fundraisers with at least ten (10) unique donors in each of the two (2) Tiers at the end of the Campaign Challenge period will receive an incentive grant of:
- $25,000 Top Fundraiser (one (1) winner in each Tier)
- $15,000 Second Highest Fundraiser (one (1) winner in each Tier)
- $10,000 Third Highest Fundraiser (one (1) winner in each Tier)
Bonus Challenge Grants: There will be four (4) Bonus Challenges during the period of July 19, 2021 – August 13, 2021.
- Bonus Challenge #1: Four (4) charities (2 in each tier) with the most unique donors (during the time period below) on its Official Fundraising Campaign Page will each receive $5,000.
- Bonus Challenge #2: Eight (8) charities (4 in each tier) to raise the most dollars in Eligible Donations (during the time period below) on its Official Fundraising Campaign Page will each receive $3,000.
- Bonus Challenge #3: Six (6) charities (3 per tier) that receive the most unique donors (during the time period below) on its Official Fundraising Campaign Page will each receive $4,000
- Bonus Challenge #4: Eight (8) charities (4 in each tier) to raise the most dollars in Eligible Donations (during the time period below) on its Official Fundraising Campaign Page will each receive $4,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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USA Territories: Guam (USA)
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