We’re working to make the tri-state great.
Committed to making a difference in the communities we serve.
We don’t just cover our community; we're a part of it. That's why we believe the role of Enquirer Media involves more than reporting the news. From raising funds that help at-risk children and families to sponsoring local events, our commitment is to improve the communities where we live and work.
Enquirer Media annually provides thousands of dollars and hundreds of volunteer hours to assist needy families and nonprofit organizations through various channels including:
Wish List: Founded in 1986 in partnership with United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Wish List program was established to assist individuals for whom no other resources are available. Each year, near the holidays, The Enquirer publishes 15 to 20 stories of local people in need of special help. Readers respond with monetary donations mailed directly to Wish List that are used to fulfill these special needs. In 2013 alone, The Enquirer stories generated over $110,000 for this annual fund.
Gannett Foundation: The foundation helps to improve lives in the communities served by Gannett Co. Inc. and beyond. Our primary mission is to support the future of our communities and the future of our industry. In 2015, grants and matching gifts totaled almost $4.5 million.
Most of our grants go to grass-roots community programs, educational efforts and projects supporting young people and families. In 2015, the challenge was to make the best use of our resources as demand in communities continued to increase. We focused on organizations providing direct services to those in need, such as food banks, emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, and vital services for the elderly and disabled.
- GannettMatch and Volunteer Match, our employee matching programs, matched over 2,700 gifts totaling more than $1 million.
- In the United Kingdom, more than $400,000 was given to community organizations working to benefit disadvantaged youth, seniors and the disabled.
- Journalism training and education programs are a key part of our grantmaking. Media-related funding focuses on diversity and promotion of the First Amendment. Projects funded ranged from journalism workshops for minority students in colleges to multi-media and web training for journalists.
Neediest Kids of All: The Enquirer joined this community program in 1964. This fund has raised over $21 Million to aid needy children since it began in 1952. In the last decade alone, over 124,000 children have been helped. A unique partnership among local media organizations provide donations through local school and charitable organizations to provide warm coats, hats, eyeglasses, shoes, as well as educational opportunities such as field trips, camp experiences and training programs.