Grants & Programs

Data for Good Grants

Data for Good grants support projects that use data in innovative ways and help bridge divides to catalyze long-term change.

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Signature Programs

Signature Programs are multiyear programmatic initiatives uniquely or primarily supported by the Nielsen Foundation in collaboration with a strategic non-profit partner.

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Volunteer Grants

Nielsen employees who log 12 or more volunteer hours in a quarter can unlock a “Cause Card” to direct a $200 donation to an eligible non-profit organization, as a way to further recognize and increase the impact of 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.


Advertising Council
ARF Charitable Foundation
Asian American Donor Program
Asian American Journalists Association
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
Atlanta Music Project
Aurora-St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation
Broadcasters Foundation of America
Center for Policing Equity
Civil Rights Foundation
Emma Bowen Foundation
Figure Skating in Harlem
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation
Future 5
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Greater Fairfield County Foundation
Hillsborough Community College Foundation
Hillsborough Education Foundation
Hispanic Federation
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Howard University
Inclusive Action For The City
International Radio and Television Society Foundation
LA Promise Fund

Latino Corporate Directors Education Foundation
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
National AfterSchool Association
National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation
National CARES Mentoring Movement
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
Native American Community Development Institute
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
Pinellas County Education Foundation
Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs
St Petersburg College Foundation
Tampa Bay Wave
Teach for America
Touching Land
The Blackbaud Giving Fund (Volunteer Grants)
United Community Center Of Westchester
University of Central Florida Foundation
University of South Florida Foundation
University of Tampa Foundation
University Innovation Alliance
Upwardly Global
Urban League Of Greater Atlanta
Year Up
Young Black & Giving Back Institute


The Nielsen Foundation accepts grant applications by invitation only.

Grant recipients must be tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, classified by the IRS, or the international equivalent. The Nielsen Foundation will not support organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class, and will also not support religious organizations for sectarian purposes. The Nielsen Foundation does not use Foundation funds to make direct contributions to candidates, political parties, PACs, super PACs, political committees, 527 groups, or ballot question committees.