COMCAST FOUNDATION AWARDS MORE THAN $600,000 IN 2014 TO 29 NONPROFITS
IN GREATER PHILADELPHIA & NEW JERSEY
Grants help expand digital literacy, promote community service and build youth leadership skills
The Comcast Foundation announced that it has awarded $642,100 in grants to 29 nonprofit organizations in Comcast’s Freedom Region in 2014. The grants support programs aimed at the Comcast Foundation’s areas of focus – expanding digital literacy, promoting community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Comcast’s Freedom Region serves Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and northern Delaware.
“Comcast is proud to award these grants to our partner organizations to improve the lives of our local neighbors,” said Comcast Senior Regional Vice President LeAnn Talbot. “The tireless work of these nonprofit organizations is incredibly important, and we thank them for helping to make our region a better place to call home.”
Among this year’s recipients are numerous Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys & Girls clubs, The Center for Literacy, Girls Incorporated, Need in Deed, People’s Emergency Center, Philadelphia READS, Project HOME, and the Urban League of Philadelphia.
The organizations that received 2014 Comcast Foundation grants in Comcast’s Freedom Region are:
- ACLAMO (Latin American Action Committee of Montgomery County)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middlesex and Monmouth Counties
- Boys & Girls Club of Camden County
- Boys & Girls Club of Chester
- Boys & Girls Club of Delaware
- Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester County
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County
- Boys & Girls Club of Trenton and Mercer County
- Boys & Girls Club of Union County
- Center for Literacy
- Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations
- Enterprise Center
- Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey
- Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement)
- Isles Youth Institute
- Latin American Community Center
- Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League
- Need in Deed
- People’s Emergency Center
- Philadelphia READS
- Project HOME
- Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association
- Urban League of Hudson County
- Urban League of Philadelphia
Including the support in Comcast’s Freedom Region, The Comcast Foundation has donated more than $18 million in 2014 to nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves nationwide. In addition to the grants from the Comcast Foundation, Comcast also responds to community needs through local sponsorships and in-kind support, such as airing public service announcements, employee volunteerism, and providing technology equipment and services to organizations across the country.
For these and other community efforts, for the second consecutive year Comcast NBCUniversal was recognized as one of America’s most community-minded companies by The Civic 50, an annual initiative that identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The company also ranked first among its communications industry peers. Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, conducted the survey in partnership with Bloomberg LP. The Civic 50 was created in 2012 to measure corporate civic engagement and recognize companies that incorporate socially responsible practices and community leadership into their culture.
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated nearly $158 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.