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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 …

Nielsen Foundation announces 2021 Data for Good grantees

The Nielsen Foundation has committed $250,000 in grants to build data capacity and strengthen the programs of five diverse-led organizations advancing economic mobility and well-being in historically underserved communities across the United States.  Through the 2021 Data for Good grants program, the Nielsen Foundation is funding creative projects to build monitoring, evaluation and learning capacity …

Nielsen Foundation commits $375,000 to Teach For America to support the next generation of equity-oriented education leaders

The Nielsen Foundation will dedicate $375,000 over the next three years to advance the recruitment of equity-oriented, talented leaders from diverse backgrounds to teach in low-income public schools across the United States.   Through Teach for America (TFA), grant funds will be used to identify diverse education leaders using a new teacher admissions model. TFA finds …

NIELSEN FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $1 MILLION TO SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES

The Nielsen Foundation will dedicate $1 million over the next three years to support U.S. Black-owned small businesses impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns and recent social unrest.  Through the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, grant funds will be directed to support small businesses that have limited access to traditional business financing in historically disinvested neighborhoods in New …

The Nielsen Foundation Responds to COVID-19

The Nielsen Foundation has been closely monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on our communities and nonprofit organizations. The Nielsen Foundation recently approved a $50,000 grant to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, to support food banks providing food to vulnerable populations during this pandemic. The Foundation is also supporting additional organizations shifting their U.S. Census campaigns …

Diversity Matters: Building the TechDiversity Accelerator, powered by the Nielsen Foundation

by Andrea Bertels, Executive Director of Grantmaking, Nielsen Foundation When the Nielsen Foundation, a private foundation funded by Nielsen, began grantmaking in 2016, we knew that bridging divides by reducing discrimination and promoting inclusion would be one of our key grantmaking priorities. Diverse representation across industries,  organizations, and communities is a key component to unlock equitable …

Discover Data Program Aims to Ignite Interest in Data Among Middle School Students

It’s never too early to get excited about data, especially in today’s world, where connectivity and technology play such a key role in everything from marketing to entertainment to business strategy. We’re passionate about data, and we look forward to future generations sharing that passion. And to help encourage this passion, the Nielsen Foundation recently …

Nielsen Foundation and Tampa Bay Wave Launch TechDiversity Accelerator

The Nielsen Foundation and Tampa Bay Wave, Inc. have recently collaborated to launch the TechDiversity Accelerator Program, a program specifically dedicated to fostering the growth of diverse startups in the central Florida region and across the country. The Foundation granted Tampa Bay Wave $100,000 to power the TechDiversity Accelerator. The Nielsen Foundation is a private foundation funded …