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NBCUniversal Local To Grant $2.5M in Unrestricted Funds to Nonprofits in NBC & Telemundo-Owned Stations Markets

NBCUniversal Local Impact Grants Applications Can be Submitted Through April 19 at &


March 19, 2024

Comcast NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal Local today announced its grant challenge, the NBCUniversal Local Impact Grants, is returning for its seventh year and will award $2.5 million in unrestricted funds to eligible nonprofits located in and servicing one of the 11 NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ markets across the United States.

Eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits can access more information on the program and apply for NBCUniversal Local Impact Grants at and the Spanish-language today through April 19. The competitive grant challenge categories are youth education and empowermentnext-generation storytellers, and community engagement. The winners will be announced later this year.  

“Our local grants program provides vital support to many impactful organizations to help advance their missions to serve our communities in meaningful ways,” said Valari Staab, Chairman, NBCUniversal Local. “We’re proud that NBCUniversal Impact Grants is returning for its seventh year and excited to further our commitment to nonprofits and thankful for our partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal that makes it possible.”

Since this NBCUniversal grant program was founded in 2018, more than $16 million has been dedicated to 470 nonprofits in the 11 communities served by NBC and Telemundo-owned stations. 

“We’re proud of the way our Local Impact Grant program has evolved over the years, focusing on the shared values of Comcast, NBCUniversal Local stations, and their communities’ nonprofits to continue to give unrestricted funding,” said Jessica Clancy, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, NBCUniversal. “This year, we look forward to focusing on smaller organizations working in our locations, allowing our grants to make immediate impact.” 

Key grant eligibility requirements:  

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit’s headquarters and/or the program for which the organization is applying must be located in a participating market  
  • The entity must service the market they operate from  
  • The organization’s total expenses must be between $100,000 and $1,000,000; and  
  • The nonprofit must help to resolve everyday community issues in any of the three grant categories.  

NBCUniversal Local Impact Grant categories include:  

  1. Youth Education and Empowerment - In-school and out-of-school programs that equip youth with the tools they need to succeed, including STEM/ STEAM education and youth entrepreneurship.
  2. Next Generation Storytellers - Programs that promote access and develop pathways for emerging talent and youth voices from underrepresented communities to explore careers in arts, news, sports and entertainment.
  3. Community Engagement - Programs that enable individuals to engage and volunteer in their communities. 

The participating NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations’ markets are New York (WNBC, WNJU), Southern California (KNBC, KVEA), Chicago (WMAQ, WSNS), Philadelphia (WCAU, WWSI), Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS, KXTX), Boston (WBTS, WNEU, NECN), Washington, D.C. (WRC-TV, WZDC), San Francisco Bay Area (KNTV, KSTS), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (WTVJ, WSCV), San Diego (KNSD, KUAN) and Hartford, Conn. (WVIT, WRDM),

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