Awards

TEGNA honors the efforts of outstanding people who lead Make a Difference Day projects. Each year, we award $140,000 total in grants to fourteen honorees chosen by our distinguished panel of judges. Award winners designate the grant money to a charity of their choice.

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13 National Award Winners
These are 13 projects that go above and beyond in finding a need in their communities and completing a project to tackle that need. Projects can be supported by an individual, a group, a local government or mayor that has sponsored, organized, funded and/or staffed the event.

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1 All-Star Award Winner
A past winner that has demonstrated excellence in volunteerism this Make A Difference Day.

Sponsored by the TEGNA Foundation


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awards criteria

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Identification of a national or community service need

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Organization of the volunteer project to effectively address the need of the project

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Overall performance on volunteer project on Make A Difference Day

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Estimate of long-term impact of the volunteer project on initially identified need

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