Comcast NBCU Hands Out Over $2M In Project Innovation Grants

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, announced that $2.475 million in Project Innovation grants will be presented to 68 nonprofit organizations located in 11 markets.

The Project Innovation program supports nonprofit organizations that are using innovation to advance communities in the areas of storytelling, community engagement, culture of inclusion and youth education.

The 2019 Project Innovation grant winners include organizations that are exposing children to STEM-related fields to help develop the next generation of STEM leaders, nonprofits that are mobilizing underrepresented communities by empowering them to take an active role in political elections and the upcoming 2020 Census, and groups that provide adults with market-ready skills to obtain successful and high-paying jobs in technology fields to help them secure a brighter economic future for their families.

NBC and Telemundo owned stations located in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Hartford, have awarded up to $225,000 in Project Innovation grants to a maximum of eight organizations in their markets.

“Our 2019 Project Innovation winners are working tirelessly to create real changes in their communities by empowering people to achieve success in fields that may have seemed out of reach for them. With every child, adult and family that we help to lift-up, our communities become stronger. I’m pleased that our grant program has become a beacon of opportunity and positive change for communities, and is fostering our next generation of storytellers, innovators and leaders,” said Valari Staab, president, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.

“We’re excited to announce this year’s grant winners and look forward to working with our new Project Innovation partners to help them continue the great work they do to create positive solutions in our communities,” added Jessica Clancy, VP, corporate social responsibility, NBCUniversal.

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Project Innovation applications opened on Jan. 11 and closed on Feb. 15. The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC/Telemundo stations convened local application review panels to select all the local grant winners among four grant categories: storytelling, community engagement, culture of inclusion and youth education.

For the full list of this year’s Project Innovation winners, visit NBCUniversal.com.


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