The first grant of $5,000 was awarded to Connecticut CASA to support its efforts to protect the best interests of child victims of abuse or neglect.
HARTFORD, Conn. – Community grants worth $36,000 aimed at improving lives in Connecticut communities will be awarded by WTIC, WCCT and the TEGNA Foundation.
The first grant of $5,000 was awarded to Connecticut CASA support its efforts to protect the best interests of child victims of abuse or neglect.
“We are humbled and proud to recognize these local organizations who, every day, are on the front lines of meeting the needs of our community,” said Humberto Hormaza, President and CEO of FOX61/CW20. “We recognize their service and join the cause to help the missions in which they are engaged.”
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Over the past two years, WTIC, WCCT and the TEGNA Foundation have awarded 16 area nonprofits community grants totaling $72,000. Some recipients include Hartford‘s Camp Courant, Interval House, and Connecticut Foodshare.
“We are proud to support WTIC and WCCT as they serve those in need in Connecticut,” said Dave Lougee, President and CEO of TEGNA. “Our stations’ commitment to investing in their local communities is central to our goal of serving the greater good. We are proud to have recently been named one of the 50 Most Community-Conscious Companies in the United States for the third consecutive year and the Leader in the Telecommunications Industry by The Civic 50 by Points of Light.
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The TEGNA Foundation Community Grants Program responds to the diverse needs of local communities in the communities served by TEGNA. Most of the grants awarded fall into one of the following UN Sustainable Development Goal categories: Food, Health and Wellness, Quality Education, and Zero Hunger.
These community grants are reviewed by a committee of employees at each station, including the station’s general manager, and approved by the TEGNA Foundation Board of Directors. The stations also amplify the impact of the TEGNA Foundation’s charitable contributions through reporting and employee volunteerism.
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For more information or to apply for a TEGNA Foundation Community Grant, click here.
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