San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley nonprofits are invited to apply for Project Innovation grants before the Friday, Feb. 14 deadline!
In partnership with NBCUniversal and Telemundo owned television stations in 11 select markets, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will award nearly $2.5 million this year to support nonprofit organizations tackling everyday problems through innovative solutions.
In addition to the San Francisco Bay Area, participating markets include Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas/Fort-Worth, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, South Florida, and Washington D.C.
“We are thrilled to bring Project Innovation back to our communities for a third consecutive year. Since launching this program, we've helped non-profit organizations in their efforts to provide job-readiness programming for underrepresented communities and promote media literacy and storytelling skills. We are proud that Project Innovation is helping nonprofits make real changes in our communities," said Jessica Clancy, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, NBCUniversal.
These grants will help strengthen local communities by funding programs that are helping to address everyday community issues in four grant categories:
- 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.
- Culture of Inclusion: Programs that encourage equitable access, opportunities, and resources for traditionally underrepresented communities.
- Youth Education: K-12 in-school and out-of-school programs that equip youth with the tools they need to succeed, including STEM/ STEAM education.
- Community Engagement: Programs that enable individuals to engage and volunteer in their communities
Last year, local winners included AnnieCannons Inc, Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum, Bayview Hunter Point Center for Arts and Technology, Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley and the Filipino-American Development Foundation.
Qualified nonprofits are encouraged to apply. Winners will be recognized by NBC and Telemundo owned stations located in 11 markets, across all platforms including on-air, social and digital channels.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation partners with the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation to facilitate Project Innovation grants.