The Nielsen Foundation is a private foundation originally funded by Nielsen, a global measurement and data analytics company. The Nielsen Foundation seeks to bridge divides and enhance the use of data by the social sector to reduce discrimination, ease global hunger, promote effective education, and build strong leadership.
GRANT PRIORITY AREAS
BRIDGING DIVIDES THROUGH DATA
Across our grantmaking and priority areas, the Nielsen Foundation seeks to bridge divides through the power of data. Learn more below about Discover Data, one of the Nielsen Foundation’s signature programs, that aims to introduce middle school students to relatable, real-world applications of data and the professionals using that data to innovate the future. Discover Data is powered by the Nielsen Foundation in collaboration with Discovery Education and the Afterschool Alliance.
PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
Data for Good grants support projects that use data in innovative ways and help bridge divides to catalyze long-term change by addressing one or more of the following goals:
- Increase access to skills, resources, and opportunities
- Influence public attitudes or behavior for positive social outcomes
- Use data to inform positive social change
Click here for more information on Data for Good grants.
Signature Programs are multiyear programmatic initiatives uniquely or primarily supported by the Nielsen Foundation in collaboration with a strategic non-profit partner. The Nielsen Foundation currently has two signature programs:
- TechDiversity Accelerator, in collaboration with Tampa Bay Wave
- Discover Data, in collaboration with the Afterschool Alliance and Discovery Education
For more information on our signature programs, click here.
Nielsen associates who log 12 or more volunteer hours in a quarter can unlock a “Cause Card” to direct a $200 donation from the Nielsen Foundation to an eligible non-profit, as a way to further recognize and increase the impact of their volunteer hours.
Community Grants aim to strengthen communities and support stakeholders by addressing challenges in the Foundation’s priority areas of diversity & inclusion, education, and hunger & nutrition.