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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 …