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WZDX and TEGNA Foundation seek grant applications from local non-profits

WZDX is accepting grant proposals from qualified Tennessee Valley non-profit organizations. The deadline is Aug. 29.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala — WZDX is excited to announce that it is now accepting grant proposals from local non-profit organizations that make the Tennessee Valley better.

WZDX will be considering grants with a theme of COVID-19 relief and affordability. This includes non-profit organizations offering rental assistance to prevent homelessness.

The application deadline is Saturday, August 29..

WZDX is able to award grants in collaboration with the TEGNA Foundation, through its Community Grant program, which serves the greater good of its communities by supporting nonprofit activities where TEGNA does business. TEGNA Inc. is the parent company to WZDX, the FOX affiliate in Huntsville, where we are "Putting the Valley First."

Grant applications are submitted to WZDX using the application found on the TEGNA Foundation website. The average grant amount is in the $1,000 to $5,000 range.                                                       

Applicants will need to email WZDX their grant application form, the proposal, as well as the required attachments

WZDX reviews all submissions within one month after the deadline. Applicants will be notified whether they were selected around 90 to 120 days after deadlines. Due to the large volume of applications, WZDX will be unable to provide individual feedback. 

Please email submissions to Nreid@tegna.com. Any hard copy applications mailed to the station will not be accepted.  

What TEGNA Does Not Fund

Like many donors, TEGNA and WZDX receive many more requests than they can fund. As a result, grants will not be considered for the following purposes:

  • Individuals
  • Private foundations
  • Organizations not determined by the IRS to be a tax-exempt public charity under §501(c)(3)
  • Organizations classified by the IRS as 509(a)(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
  • Endowment funds
  • Multiple-year pledge campaigns
  • Medical or research organizations, including organizations funding single disease research
  • Organizations located in or benefiting nations other than the U.S. and its territories
  • Fraternal groups, athletic teams, bands, volunteer firefighters or similar groups