Comcast NBCU Foundation Announces 2019 Project Innovation Winners

 

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Comcast NBCU Foundation Announces 2019 Project Innovation Winners
May 10, 2019

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation Announces 2019 Project Innovation Winners

 

Comcast NBCUniversal is dedicated to supporting organizations that are creating positive change in our local communities. Through Project Innovation, the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal (NBC and Telemundo stations) and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation recognize non-profits that are pioneering programs to advance communities in the areas of storytelling, community engagement, culture of inclusion and youth education.

 

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation is pleased to present 68 non-profit organizations with a 2019 Project Innovation grant award. For the second consecutive year, the Foundation and the stations are awarding nearly $2.5 million in grants to organizations that are leading programs to create real-life changes within our communities. NBC and Telemundo stations selected between three to eight remarkable groups and awarded a total of $225,000 through one of the four grant categories: Culture of Inclusion, Youth Education, Next Generation Storytellers, and Community Engagement. The winning organizations serve communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Hartford, CT, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, Southern California, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, and Washington, D.C. markets.  

 

This year’s grant winners comprise a variety of programs that are introducing children to STEM-related fields to help develop the next generation of STEM leaders, non-profits 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.

 

Below lists all of the 2019 Project Innovation winners categorized by market:

 

NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48

 

$50,000

AnnieCannons Inc for “Technology Training and Employment for Survivors of Trafficking”

 

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired for “LightHouse’s Employment Immersion for Blind Jobseekers”

 

$30,000

Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology for “BAYCAT’s Pathway: Building a Diverse

 

Pipeline of Creatives for the Innovation Economy”

 

San Jose Children's Discovery Museum for “Sacred Heart Nativity Storytellers (SHNS)” 

 

MyPath for “Youth Leadership Pathway: Rising Credit Builder (BUILDER)”

 

$20,000

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project for “QWOCMAP Filmmaker Training Program”

 

$10,000

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley for “Rebuilding Together Diversified Media Production”

 

$5,000

Filipino-American Development Foundation for “SOMALAKAS: Our Story is Our Strength” 

 

NBC 10 and Telemundo Boston

 

$75,000

Sociedad Latina Inc for “STEAM Lab”

 

$65,000

Peace First Inc for “The Better Boston Youth Challenge” 

 

$45,000

Partners for Youth with Disabilities for “Flipping the classroom: to expand disability inclusion across Boston” 

 

$40,000

Health Resources In Action Inc for “The LEAH Project: Building Boston's Tech Workforce through STEM Education and Peer Leadership”

 

 

NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago

 

$50,000

The Nora Project for “Flagship Classroom Program - Diverse School Initiative”

 

Restoring The Path for “Crushers Club”

 

BUILD Incorporated for “BUILD Tech Mobile Makers Lab” 

 

$45,000

David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace for “Quiet Time: Improving Academic Outcomes and Curtailing Youth Violence in Chicago“

 

$30,000

MAPSCorps for “MAPSCorps Community Mapping and STEM Education” 

 

 

NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut

 

$75,000

New England Science & Sailing Foundation Inc for “Engaging students in STEM education through experiential learning and ocean adventure education”

 

$50,000

Hartford Parent University Inc for “Hartford Parent University - changing the conversation one parent a time”

 

$30,000

Arts Council Of Greater New Haven Inc for “Youth Arts Journalism Initiative”

 

Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants Inc for “CIRI’s Immigration Legal Services in Hartford: Enhanced Outreach for Access & Inclusion”

 

$25,000

The Nature Conservancy for “Changing the Climate Narrative”

 

$15,000
Farm To Family Inc for “Growing Together”

 

NBC 5 Dallas/Fort Worth and Telemundo 39

 

$50,000

Big Thought for “Creative Solutions”

 

29 Acres Inc for “29 Acres Transition Academy

 

$25,000

Cafe Momentum for “Café Momentum Internship for Adjudicated Teens”

 

After-School All-Stars for “After-School STEM Academic Enrichment Program for Underserved Dallas Youth”

 

Trinity River Mission Inc for “STEAM Zone/Infinity2 Programs”

 

$22,500

Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra for “GDYO Community Engagement and Music Education Initiative”

 

$17,500

Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation Inc for “The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Middle School Expansion Initiative”

 

$10,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Denton County Inc for “Men of CASA”

 

NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47

 

$100,000

Hope Program Inc for “HOPE Programs: Moving Towards an Equitable Economy”

 

Pursuit for “Pursuit Fellowship”

 

$25,000

Empirical Resolution Inc for “Quill.org”

 

 

NBC10 Philadelphia and Telemundo62

 

$55,000

Cooper's Ferry Partnership for “Connect the Lots Camden (CTL) presents A New View”

 

$50,000

Legal Clinic for the Disabled Inc for “Medical-Legal Partnership For Persons with Disabilities”

 

$40,000

Philadelphia Young Playwrights for “Philadelphia Young Playwrights Mouthful Podcast”

 

Dress for Success Central New Jersey for “Women's Empowerment Programs”

 

$30,000

WHYY for “WHYY Media Labs Program”

 

$10,000

Delaware Museum of Natural History Inc for “Underserved Educational Initiative”

 

NBC 7 San Diego and Telemundo 20

 

$50,000

A Reason To Survive for “Community ARTS Design Challenge”

 

$25,000

Words Alive for “Words Alive Adolescent Book Group”

 

YMCA of San Diego County for “Camp Trailblazers”

 

A Step Beyond for “Art and Science in the Service of Ending Poverty among North San Diego County Children and Youth

 

Kitchens For Good for “Project Launch: A Culinary Apprenticeship Program”

 

Media Arts Center San Diego for “Teen Producers Project Speak City Heights Initiative”

 

Info Line Of San Diego County for “Community Information Exchange (CIE) and Regional Care Coordination”

 

San Diego Organizing Project for “San Diego Rapid Response Network”

 

NBC6 and Telemundo 51 Miami

 

$50,000

Communities In Schools Of Miami Inc for “Bridges to Graduation”

 

Urgent Inc for “Film Arts Culture Entrepreneurship (FACE)”

 

$40,000

The Miami Children's Museum for “The Miami Children’s Museum Multi-Sensory Environment Access Program”

 

$30,000

Broward House Inc for “Skills for Life”

 

$25,000

Take Stock In Children Broward for “Achieving Career and College Excellence (ACCE)

 

$20,000

Broward Performing Arts Foundation Inc for “Sensory-Friendly Programming for Audiences with Special Needs”

 

$10,000

Students Care Inc for “South Florida Hospital Buddy Program”

 

 

NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles

 

$75,000

AltaMed Health Services for “High-Impact Community and Youth Civic Engagement Program

 

$50,000

Los Angeles Conservation Corps for “Pipelines to Environmental Careers for Underprepared Youth”

 

Get Lit Words Ignite Inc for “Literary Riot Media”

 

$25,000

Taller San Jose Hope Builders for “Workforce Training for Opportunity Youth”

 

Hillsides for “Youth Moving On Workforce Development Program”

 

NBC4 Washington and Telemundo 44

 

$50,000

Community Forklift for “Home Essentials Program”

 

Central American Resource Center- CARECEN for “Latina Savings and Leadership Circles”

$35,000

One Common Unity Inc for “Fly by Light Youth”

 

$30,000

Armed Services Arts Partnership for “DC Community Hub"

 

City Blossoms Inc for “Community Green Spaces"

 

$15,000

Gala Inc Groupo De Artistas Latinoamericanos for “Paso Nuevo Youth Program & Intergenerational Storytelling”

 

$10,000

Building Bridges Across The River for “iCAN Technical Theater Internship Program”

 

$5,000

Space Of Her Own, Incorporated for “SOHO Mentoring Programs”

 

 

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