Nonprofits seeking A Community Thrives grants from ABJ, Gannett

Six local nonprofit organizations have applied for grants through The Gannett Foundation’s A Community Thrives program. Now they need your support. 

Gannett is the parent company of the Akron Beacon Journal and its local weekly newspapers. The Gannett Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Gannett. A Community Thrives supports nonprofit organizations’ projects focused on community building and has distributed more than $12 million in grants and donations since 2017.

The crowd-funding campaign period, which is Phase 2 of the program, runs through Aug. 13. Organizations need to raise a required amount to be eligible for grant consideration.

To support organizations, go to https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/giving-events/act21/home and search to find local participants.

Here are the organizations participating and their reason for requesting financial support:

Gannett Foundation and A Community Thrives will review and then award:

  • 16 national project grants (three $100,000 grants; seven $50,000 grants; six $25,000 grants).
  • 100+ local operating grants (amounts vary; applicants that provide services in local Gannett communities and meet eligibility requirements are considered).
  • Six top fundraiser grants (three large national nonprofits, three small nonprofits).
  • Thirty-two weekly bonus challenge awards.

Last year, the Gannett Foundation provided more than $2 million in grants and helped participating nonprofits raise more than $3 million.

Source: Beacon Journal

The Akron Beacon Journal became part of Gannett in December 2019, and last year was the first year that the Community Thrives program was available locally.

Source: https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/local/2021/07/19/7-summit-county-nonprofits-seeking-grants-gannett-foundation/8016779002/

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