COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL & NBCUNIVERSAL LOCAL TO GRANT $2.475M TO ELIGIBLE NONPROFITS
"NBCUniversal Local Impact Grants" Will Be Unrestricted For The First Time, Supporting Nonprofits In 11 Regions
NEW YORK – (March 14, 2023) – Comcast NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal that includes NBC/Telemundo owned stations, today announced it will award $2.475 million in grants – which for the first time will be unrestricted funds — providing more flexibility and support to eligible nonprofits located in and servicing 11 regions. The program has also been rebranded from "Project Innovation" to "NBCUniversal Local Impact Grants,” reflecting its local grassroots focus. Grant categories include Next Generation Storytellers, Youth Education & Empowerment, and Community Engagement.
Grant applications can be submitted online at www.localimpactgrants.com between March 14 and April 21. Applications are also available in Spanish at www.becasdeimpactolocal.com. Winners will be announced by the respective NBC & Telemundo owned stations, later this year.
“Giving locally and with additional flexibility is key to the nonprofit sector,” said Jessica Clancy, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at NBCUniversal. “We’re building upon the successes of previous years and providing unrestricted grants for the first time, allowing these organizations to create the most efficient solutions for the communities they serve.”
“With Comcast NBCUniversal, our NBC/Telemundo owned stations have invested more than $14 million in grant dollars in the past six years to help support the interests and needs of our diverse communities,” added Valari Staab, Chairman, NBCUniversal Local. "Our grant rebranding and funding scope change reflects our continued commitment to our communities to help us nurture the next generation of storytellers, STEM/STEAM entrepreneurs and community leaders. I am pleased for our stations to present their grant program with this renewed focused in 2023."
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;
- Entity must service the market they operate from;
- Organization’s total expenses must be between $100,000 and $1,000,000; and
- Nonprofit must help to resolve everyday community issues in any of the three grant categories.
NBCU Local Impact Grant categories include:
- Next Generation Storytellers: Programs that promote access and develop pathways for emerging talent, diverse voices and underrepresented youth to explore careers in news, entertainment, sports and the arts.
- Youth Education & 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.
- Community Engagement: Programs that enable individuals to engage and volunteer in their communities.
Participating cities/regions and TV stations (in parentheses) include New York (WNBC, WNJU), Southern California (KNBC, KVEA), Chicago (WMAQ, WSNS), Philadelphia (WCAU, WWSI), Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS, KXTX), Boston (WBTS, WNEU, NECN), Hartford, CT (WVIT, WRDM), Washington, D.C. (WRC-TV, WZDC), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (WTVJ, WSCV), San Francisco Bay Area (KNTV, KSTS), and San Diego (KNSD, KUAN).
For additional rules/eligibility requirements, please visit www.localimpactgrants.com. For information in Spanish, visit www.becasdeimpactolocal.com.
Follow on social @NBCUFoundation and #LocalImpactGrants.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About NBCUniversal Local
NBCUniversal Local is NBCUniversal’s local media division that delivers English and Spanish-speakers and bilingual audiences in 31 U.S. markets and Puerto Rico, the very best in local sports, news, weather, consumer and investigative reporting, and lifestyle entertainment across any platform and screen. NBCUniversal Local is comprised of three individual media groups including the NBC Owned Television Stations, the NBC Sports Regional Networks and the Telemundo Station Group. The division is also home to multicast networks LX News, COZI TV and TeleXitos, the regional cable news network NECN, a MeTV station, as well as NBC Spot On, an advanced video advertising business designed for local/regional CTV and OTT advertisers and several in-house companies including production company LXTV, marketing and promotions company Skycastle, its out-of-home business NBC Everywhere, and the Arthouse, a graphics design group. With five regional sports networks and 43 NBC and Telemundo stations serving 38 percent of U.S. homes, NBCUniversal Local is the only network-owned local media division that is home to the largest bilingual local newsrooms within the country’s top 10 TV markets. NBCUniversal Local’s stations and networks serve diverse audiences and communities across linear, streaming, OTT, digital web, mobile and audio, and cable platforms and work together to keep local audiences informed anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit NBCUniversal.com