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NBCU supports nonprofits creating positive change in local communities

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May 12, 2020

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division are awarding Project Innovation grants to 69 organizations in 11 markets that are using innovation to tackle everyday problems and urgent COVID-19 needs in their communities. 

Launched in 2018, Project Innovation supports qualified nonprofit organizations that are using innovation to advance communities in the areas of storytelling, community engagement, culture of inclusion and youth education. The non-profit organizations selected as Project Innovation 2020 grant recipients all exhibited flexibility with their programming and will use their funding to deliver services and programs that address the needs of those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Project Innovation applications opened on January 11 and closed on February 15. The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC and Telemundo owned stations in participating markets reviewed applications virtually beginning March 2020. 

After a thorough evaluation process, NBC and Telemundo owned stations located in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Hartford, awarded up to $225,000 in Project Innovation grants to a maximum of eight non-profit organizations in their markets for a total of $2.475 million awarded across all markets. 

“This year’s grant winners are on the ground and know what our communities’ needs are. Our grant funding will help provide support to those who need it right now,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.  

“Our grant program is set up to amplify the already great work that non-profits are doing to help their communities. We are certain that our 2020 Project Innovation grant winners will do all they can to support their neighbors, particularly during this very challenging time,” added Jessica Clancy, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, NBCUniversal.

Below is a full list of the 2020 Project Innovation grant winners categorized by market: 

NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48

$50,000

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

 

$35,000

Oakland Promise

Hunger At Home

 

$30,000

Asian Health Services

 

$25,000

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin

Pacific Community Ventures

 

$15,000

Southern Alameda County Comite for Raza Mental Health 

 

$10,000

Pacific Autism Center for Education 

 

NBC 10 and Telemundo Boston 

 

$75,000

Community Servings Inc

Our Neighbors’ Table

 

$50,000

Found in Translation Inc

 

$25,000

International Institute of New England

 

NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago 

 

$50,000

Chicago Heightening Opportunity and Potential for Educational Success

Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services

Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants

Naperville Area Humane Society

 

$25,000

Neighborhood Food Pantries

 

NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut

 

$80,000

McEIVR Inc.

 

$50,000

Healing Meals Foundation Corporation

 

$30,000

Creative Living Community of Connecticut

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

 

$25,000

Rape Crisis Center of Milford

 

$10,000

Women and Family Life Center of Guilford Incorporated

 

NBC 5 Dallas/Fort Worth and Telemundo 39

 

$50,000

CitySquare

City House Inc

 

$35,000

Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange

 

$25,000

Erath County Senior Citizens Inc

Operation Blue Shield

 

$20,000 

Mid-Cities Care Corps

Northside Inter-Community Agency

 

NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 

 

$40,000

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

 

$35,000

Doe Fund Inc

 

$30,000

Dorot Inc

Sunrise Day Camps Association Inc

Digital Girl Incorporated

Qualitas of Life Foundation

Tech Kids Unlimited

 

NBC10 Philadelphia and Telemundo62 

 

$45,000

Broad Street Ministry

Catholic Youth Organization of Mercer County

Community Volunteers in Medicine

Trellis for Tomorrow 

 

$25,000

Senior Community Services Inc

 

$20,000

La Comunidad Hispana

 

NBC 7 San Diego and Telemundo 20 

 

$50,000 

Reality Changers

 

$47,100 

Guitars in the Classroom

 

$43,750 

Coastal Roots Farm

 

$38,950 

Jacobs & Cushman SD Food Bank

 

$25,000 

La Maestra Foundation

 

$20,200 

Project Concern International

 

NBC6 and Telemundo 51 Miami 

 

$50,000 

Sundari Foundation Inc.

 

$45,000 

Centro Campesino Farmworker

 

$30,000 

Branches Inc.

Pantry of Broward Inc. 

 

$25,000

Miami Children’s Health System Foundation Inc. 

Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation Inc. 

 

$20,000

Educate Tomorrow Corp
 

NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles

 

$75,000

KidsWorks Community Development Corporation
 

$50,000

The Village Family Services Inc. 

National Health Foundation

 

$25,000

Bright Prospect

Food Finders Inc. 

 

NBC4 Washington and Telemundo 44 

 

$50,000 

So Others Might Eat (SOME) Inc.

 

$48,000 

Tenants and Workers United Inquilinos y Trabajadores Unidos

 

$45,000 

Montgomery Housing Partnership Inc. 

 

$25,000 

Northern Virginia Family Service

Theatre Lab

 

$12,000 

L’Arche Inc. 

 

$10,000 

Nourish Now Foundation Inc. 

This is My Brave Inc.