Submitted by Comcast Corporation
NEW YORK, March 21, 2023 /CSRwire/ - Comcast NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal that includes NBC/Telemundo owned stations, 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.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at NBCUniversal
“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 focus in 2023."
Key grant eligibility requirements:
NBCU Local Impact Grant categories include:
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).
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