The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation’s Project Innovation grant applications are open with increased funding for 2021

Project Innovation Grant

SVCF’s partner, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is now accepting applications for Project Innovation.

Project Innovation will award nearly $3.5 million in grants this year, one million dollars more than last year. Grants will be distributed in the eleven markets where NBC and Telemundo-owned stations operate, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas/Fort-Worth, Los Angeles, New York, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.

Project Innovation supports nonprofits that are helping move their communities forward through programs fostering a culture of equity and inclusion, encouraging individuals to participate and volunteer in community engagement initiatives, helping to shape the next generation of storytellers, and providing youth with the tools they need to succeed across multiple disciplines such as STEM/ STEAM education and entrepreneurship.

“Local nonprofits have had the challenge of having to cancel or substantially change their traditional fundraising activities at the same time that the need for their services skyrocketed. These organizations are vital to our communities and they need and deserve our support,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “With the additional $1 million dollars we will be able to aid even more organizations in their important work.”

Since 2018, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC/Telemundo owned stations in eleven markets have presented a total of $7.425 million in Project Innovation grants to 199 nonprofits that are solving everyday problems in our communities through their one-of-a-kind programs. To see the list of Project Innovation winners from 2020, click here

“The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has a long history of supporting organizations that are leading programs to address systemic inequities in our society,” said Jessica Clancy, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, NBCUniversal. “With our Project Innovation grant we have a renewed opportunity to double down on programs that are at the forefront of helping to shape our next generation of entrepreneurs, STEM leaders and storytellers while driving enduring social changes.”

Applications can be submitted at Or if you prefer to submit your application in Spanish, you may do so at

The online application process runs from January 8 to February 12, 2021. Grant winners will be announced in May 2021.

Learn more and apply today!

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