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The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation Announces $3.475 Million in Project Innovation Grants To 100 Non-Profits

May 19, 2021

Uplifting organizations that are working on the front-lines of our communities to foster a culture of equity and inclusion and innovatively addressing our society’s persistent systemic challenges is at the core of The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation’s Project Innovation grant program.  

Presented in partnership with NBCUniversal Local, NBCUniversal’s division that includes the Company’s local media businesses, this year’s Project Innovation grant winners were selected by NBC/Telemundo owned stations in the 11 participating markets. The winners include 100 non-profits that 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.  

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC/Telemundo owned stations increased this year’s grant funding by $1 million dollars to $3.475 million, up from $2.475 million. The program’s four grant categories included: Community Engagement, Culture of Inclusion, Next Generation Storytellers and Youth Education and Empowerment. 

Since 2018, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC/Telemundo owned stations in 11 markets have presented a total of $10.9 million in Project Innovation grants to 299 nonprofits that are solving everyday problems in our communities through their one-of-a-kind programs.  

Below is a list of all 2021 Project Innovation winners:

NBC 10 and Telemundo Boston 


Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc.




Change is Simple, Inc.

Silver Lining Mentoring, Inc.


National Braille Press, Inc.


America Scores New England


NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago 


Full Spectrum Features NFP


Always Giving Back Foundation

Chicago Training Center


Viator House of Hospitality


Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

Firebird Community Arts

Humanity Rising, Inc.


NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut


Music Haven, Inc.

The New Haven Diaper Bank, Inc.




Community Resources for Justice, Inc.

Discovering Amistad


Connecticut Invention Convention, Inc.


Connecticut Radio Information System


Connecticut Humane Society


NBC 5 Dallas/Fort Worth and Telemundo 39


Taste Project


Minnie’s Food Pantry, Inc.

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas


HOPE Farm, Inc.

HOPE Tutoring Center, Inc.


One Man’s Treasure

Meals on Wheels Collin County


Casa of Tarrant County, Inc.

Elevate Dallas


Resource Center of Dallas, Inc.

Design Connect Create


NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 


Latino U College Access


America’s Grow-a-Row

STEM From Dance

You Gotta Believe The Older Child Adoption and Permanency Movement


Students 2 Science

City Parks Foundation


Educational Video Center, Inc.


Salvadori Center Ltd.


NBC10 Philadelphia and Telemundo62 


Tree House Books


Philadelphia VIP, Inc.


Healthy NewsWorks


Community Foundation of New Jersey


Clay Studio

Delaware Guidance Services for Children and Youth, Inc.


Federation of Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Girls on the Run Philadelphia

Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement


The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County


NBC 7 San Diego and Telemundo 20 


The David's Harp Foundation, Inc.


Just in Time for Foster Youth


Leap to Success, Inc.

Outdoor Outreach


ElderHelp of San Diego






Paving Great Futures

New Village Arts, Inc.


Dreams for Change, Inc.


NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48


RYSE, Inc.

Techbridge Girls

Youth Radio


Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

Project Open Hand

St. Francis Center of Redwood City



Next Generation Scholars, Inc.

Project Invent


Girls Leading Girls, Inc.

The Oakland Public Education Fund

Upwardly Global


NBC6 and Telemundo 51 Miami 


Breakthrough Miami, Inc.

Young Musicians Unite, Inc.

Health In The Hood, Inc.


Friendship Circle of Miami, Inc.

Code/Art, Inc.

After School Film Institute, Inc.

YWCA of Greater Miami Dade, Inc.


Dream In Green, Inc.


O, Miami


NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles


CASA of Los Angeles


EmpowHer Institute, Inc.

Koreatown Youth and Community Center, Inc.


Wall Las Memorias Project

Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy


Children’s Burn Foundation


NBC4 Washington and Telemundo 44 


MusicianShip Inc.

La Cocina VA



Life Pieces to Masterpieces


DC Scores


Children’s Law Center

The Shepherd’s Table, Inc.

Gearin’ Up Bicycles

La Clinica del Pueblo, Inc.


Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, Inc.


New Futures