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Nielsen Foundation 2023 grantmaking highlights

In 2023, the Nielsen Foundation refined its vision and mission statements and revised its focus areas to better reflect our work to advance inclusion and representation in media and technology. Moving forward, the Nielsen Foundation’s mission is to power and advance inclusive innovation and representation in the media and technology industries, especially through the use of data and research.

“2023 was a year of transformation for the Nielsen Foundation, as we focused our efforts to advance inclusion and representation across media and technology” said Andrea Bertels, President and Executive Director, Grantmaking, Nielsen Foundation. “I’m really proud of our 2023 grantees and honored we can support their important work, and we look forward to continued collaboration in the coming year.”

The Nielsen Foundation provided almost $1.4 million in grants to 24 nonprofit organizations in 2023:

  • $667,550 in Community Grants to 14 organizations advancing educational access and persistence, economic mobility and well-being and representation in media and technology 
  • $342,500 in continued support for Discover Data and the TechDiversity Accelerator, our two Signature Programs promoting data education and inclusive economic mobility in technology
  • $325,000 in Data for Good grants to support organizations using data in innovative ways to advance representation and inclusion in media and technology*
  • $38,000 in Volunteer Grants across more than 500 Cause Cards from Nielsen employees who logged 12+ volunteer hours in a quarter, recently joined the company, and/or participated in a special volunteer recognition program

View the full summary here to learn more about the Nielsen Foundation’s 2023 grantmaking highlights.

*One $50,000 Data for Good grant was paid in early January 2024.