The in Westport, Connecticut, has announced grants totaling $2.5 million over two years to sixteen public broadcasting radio and television networks across the United States.
The grants are designed to help preserve and sustain trusted and diverse sources for news and other informational programming. Most of the stations will use the grants as challenges to stimulate additional gifts, while two will use them to support programming and special projects.
The grant recipients are in Tempe, Arizona; in Roanoke, Virginia; in Reno, Nevada; in Hartford, Connecticut; in Tampa, Florida; the in Atlanta, Georgia; in Cincinnati, Ohio; the in Arlington, Virginia; in Burbank, California; in San Francisco; in Saint Paul; in Washington, D.C.; in Dallas; in Urbana; in New York City; and in Fairfield, Connecticut.
"Independent media is essential to bringing civil dialogue to communities," said Newman's Own Foundation president and CEO Robert Forrester. "We are proud to help these stations as they continue their important work in giving a voice to many perspectives."