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Final TEGNA Foundation grant recipients announced

Organizations serving local youth, cancer patients and the visually impaired awarded for doing good.

SAN ANTONIO — KENS 5 and the TEGNA Foundation have awarded $36,000 in grants to local non-profits known for their creative approaches to addressing crucial community issues. Among the final recipients were the following organizations:

  • American Cancer Society—"To save lives, to celebrate lives and to lead the fight against cancer,” Lindsey Mcelwee, executive director.
  • Guide Dogs of Texas—“(Our organization) provides mobility, freedom and independence for Texans who have been impacted by blindness,” Andrea Melcher, grant manager.
  • San Antonio Sports—“To transform the community through the power of sport,” Russ Bookbinder, president and CEO. 
  • Communities in Schools—“Our mission is to surround students with a community of support and empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life,” Jessica Weaver, president and CEO.

Last week, KENS 5 announced the first round of recipients awarded. The foundation continues the search for organizations using creative methods to make significant community differences. 

To apply for a grant or to learn more, visit kens5.com/tegnafoundation. 

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