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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 …

Promoting Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness in Education

Recent events in the United States have sparked nationwide protests and civil unrest, as communities band together to demand change. It is vital that discussions about inclusion, equity, and culture continue as part of efforts to engage and empower youth. As we all strive to make this world a better place, Discovery Education, along with …

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 …

Tampa Bay Wave Selects 15 New Tech Startups for the 2020 TechDiversity Accelerator Cohort

Tampa Bay Wave is proud to announce their 21st accelerator cohort for the 2020 TechDiversity Accelerator. Tampa Bay Wave has selected fifteen tech companies to join their cohort for the TechDiversity Accelerator, a program that has been supported by the Nielsen Foundation since 2018. This is an international program designed for early-stage tech companies that are 51% owned, …

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 …