PORTLAND, ORE.— KGW and the TEGNA Foundation, have awarded four area nonprofit organizations community grants totaling $40,000.
Community grants in the Portland area are aimed at alleviating community concerns such as homelessness, food insecurity, education, and programs for at-risk youth.
Among the grant recipients are Urban Nature Partners PDX, Self Enhancement, Inc (SEI), Portland YouthBuilders (PYB), and p:ear.
“At KGW, community support and engagement are at the foundation of everything we do. Our team focuses on how we can make a difference each and every day,” said Steve Carter, President and General Manager of KGW. “I would especially like to thank our local foundation employee group for their efforts in finding, researcher, and selection these deserving organizations.”
“We are proud to support KGW as they serve those in need in Oregon and Southwest Washington,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO, TEGNA. “Our stations’ commitment to investing in their local communities is core to our purpose of serving the greater good.”
The TEGNA Foundation Community Grants program addresses the diverse local community needs in communities served by TEGNA. Most grants awarded fall into one of the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Categories: Good Health and Well-Being, Quality Education, and Zero Hunger. Other goals supported include Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequality, No Poverty, Life Below Water and Life on Land.
Community Grants are vetted by a committee of employees at each station, including the station general manager, and approved by the TEGNA Foundation Board of Directors. Stations also amplify the impact of the TEGNA Foundation’s charitable contributions through reporting and employee volunteerism. For information or to apply for a TEGNA Foundation Community Grant, click here.