The Comcast Foundation has awarded USD 390,457 in grants to 33 nonprofit community partner organizations in Oregon and SW Washington in 2016, the foundation said.
The grants invest in programs that expand digital literacy, promote community service, and build tomorrow´s leaders.
The Comcast Foundation awarded the Urban League of Portland USD 25,000 for its 2016 summer youth employment program.
Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest was awarded USD 20,000 for its Eureka! program.
The Foundation also awarded a grant of USD 20,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area (BGCP) to help expand the Club´s My.Future technology initiative, a technology training program to equip Club kids with the skills needed to compete in a 21st century economy.
Additional organizations receiving Comcast Foundation grants in Oregon & SW Washington include:
Adelante Mujeres — Comcast Digital Connectors with the Chicas Youth Development program; Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest — Beyond School Walls workplace mentoring program; Hacienda Community Development Corporation — Expresiones after-school program; Native American Youth & Family Center — NAYA College and Career Center; and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette — employee giving campaign (cornerstone partner).
Including the support in Oregon & SW Washington, the Comcast Foundation has donated USD 19m in 2016 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.
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations.