Time is running out for nonprofit organizations to apply for a grant through Project Innovation, the great, new competitive grant program from SVCF partner The NBCUniversal Foundation. Working with NBC and Telemundo owned television stations located in 11 markets, NBC Universal Foundation will award nearly $5 million in two years through Project Innovation.
Participating markets include: San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Hartford, Dallas/Fort-Worth, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.
“NBC and Telemundo stations are closely connected to their communities and know what’s happening in their markets,” said Jessica Clancy, Vice President, Community Impact, Comcast NBCUniversal. “Our first goal is to award dollars to nonprofits that are really driving change in the local communities where our stations are represented. We also want to continue to embrace technology and innovation, the two pillars of NBCUniversal. Leveraging those pillars to solve community challenges is really important as well.”
These grants will help strengthen local communities by helping educational, instructive and service-based initiatives for youth, adults and the greater community.
“The ability to dig down deep on three categories really helps our stations hone in on what they think will work best in their communities,” said Therese Gamba, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Acquired Programming, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “We have very vibrant markets where nonprofits are doing a lot of interesting, innovative things. Project Innovation will help our stations learn about them, support them and tell their stories.”
Qualified nonprofits are encouraged to apply through February 2, 2018. Winners will be recognized by NBC and Telemundo stations located in 11 markets, across all platforms including on-air, social and digital channels.