KARE 11, owned by Tegna Inc., is the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. The station’s mission is to serve the greater good and make the community a better place. Recognized for outstanding journalism, a commitment to excellence, and dedication to the community; KARE 11 is Minnesota’s Own.
KARE 11 is passionate about causes and issues facing our community and choses to sponsor a variety of community events and programs each year. KARE also awards grants to qualifying non-profits. Grants are awarded through the TEGNA Foundation, a corporate foundation sponsored by TEGNA Co., Inc. The Foundation’s mission is to invest in the future of the communities we serve and in the future of our industry.
They value projects that take a creative approach to fundamental issues facing the community, including education, securing basic needs, neighborhood improvement, economic development and youth development.
In addition to valuing and supporting the work of non-profit organizations, KARE employees are encouraged to participate in a variety of TEGNA employee programs that include the following:
- Using 10 hours of paid time to volunteer with an organization of their choice
- Doubling employee’s donation to their favorite charity with a matching gift from TEGNA Matching Gift
- Turning volunteer hours into dollars with a matching grant from Volunteer Match.
KARE 11 has been honored to participate annually in Make A Difference Day, a USA TODAY initiative supported by Gannett. The event takes place on the fourth Saturday in October and is a chance for KARE employees and viewers to come together in a collective volunteering effort. Participation in Make A Difference Day events has become a favorite among KARE employees.
As a station, KARE is passionate about serving the community and encouraging a spirit of volunteerism, not just with our employees, but with the community as a whole. We seek to tell stories that inspire viewers to take action and we want come alongside them when they do.
Being a CVC-TC member is a constant reminder of why Minnesota is such a fantastic place to live and work in. Volunteerism is a part of the culture here. We feel blessed to live in a place where volunteerism and community involvement is valued and supported and we love spending time with people that feel the same way.