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Nielsen Foundation 2021 grantmaking highlights

The Nielsen Foundation envisions a more equitable world where everyone counts and everyone has opportunities to succeed. Our mission is to support organizations that give voice and opportunities to historically under-represented groups and communities.

To advance this mission, the Nielsen Foundation provided more than $1.97 million in grants to 49 nonprofit organizations in 2021 across our priority areas of educational access and persistence, economic mobility and well-being, and representation in media and technology. This included:

  • $1.14M in Community Grants to 41 organizations strengthening diverse communities through education, economic mobility, and media and technology programs
  • $522.5K in continued support for Discover Data and the TechDiversity Accelerator, our two Signature Programs promoting data education and economic mobility
  • $275K in Data for Good grants to build data capacity and strengthen programs of six organizations advancing economic mobility or educational access for diverse communities
  • $33.9K+ in Volunteer Grants from 548 Nielsen employees to further recognize and increase their community impact through volunteering

View the full summary here to learn more about the Nielsen Foundation’s 2021 grantmaking.