we're creating change in your community.


A Community Thrives, a program funded by the Gannett Foundation and part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, invests in community-building initiatives across the country. 

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s program – we’re excited to be creating community change with you! National Project and Local Operating grant awards will be announced in December. Preliminary bonus challenge recipients are listed here.


About Us

You have ideas. We have ways to make them happen. Let’s do this! 

A Community Thrives is a grantmaking and crowdfunding program from the USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes USA TODAY and Gannett’s hundreds of local media brands.

Supported by the Gannett Foundation, the program offers an opportunity for you to share your great ideas for how to improve your community. We provide a national platform, a way to get your neighbors, friends, family, and peers excited to support your ideas, and most importantly a chance at $2,000,000 in grants to get them off the ground running.

National Project Recipients


Merit Winners

Operational Winners

Incentive Winners

State Nonprofit Name
FL Independence Landing
NY 13thirty Cancer Connect
CO CrossPurpose
NJ Montclair Film

Our Impact



Submissions since 2017

Dollars contributed since 2017

Cities with recipient organizations

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