SVCF partner The NBCUniversal Foundation, with NBCUniversal and Telumundo stations in 11 markets, is now accepting applications for Project Innovation, its terrific, new competitive grant program.
Over the next two years, Project Innovation will award nearly $5 million to nonprofit organizations in 11 markets where NBC and Telemundo-owned stations operate. These 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.
“Project Innovation shows the commitment we have to our communities,” said Therese Gamba, senior vice president, marketing and acquired programming, for NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “By spanning 11 markets and raising awareness about the new program in multiple languages. Our stations will have an opportunity to make a greater impact on even more communities. This means a lot to us.”
Stations in each market will receive $225,000 to divide between three to eight nonprofits. Each grant is intended to strengthen local communities by helping educational, instructive and service-based initiatives for youth, adults and the greater community. Grants will support programs that ignite civic engagement, develop skills for the digital economy or encourage STEM/STEAM youth programming.
“When reviewing applications, first and foremost, we are looking for organizations that demonstrate clear alignment with these issues,” said Jessica Clancy, Vice President, Community Impact, Comcast NBCUniversal. “Are they demonstrating a need for their project? Are they addressing the issue in a unique, innovative way, leveraging media and technology, or working with other groups in the community? What does their impact on the community look like? We want to see how they are addressing solutions and having an impact in their community.”
Each NBC and Telemundo-owned station is accepting applications from January 12, 2018, through February 2, 2018.