NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48 and Comcast NBCUuniversal Foundation Award $ 315,000 in Project Grants to Local Nonprofits in the Bay Area – NBC Bay Area
SAN JOSE, California – (May 20, 2021) – NBC Bay Area / KNTV, Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia / KSTS and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation today announced that 12 local nonprofits will receive a total of $ 315,000 in 2021 Project grants Innovation. Winning organizations present programs that address local issues through innovative solutions in the areas of community engagement, culture of inclusion, next generation storytelling, and education and empowerment young people. This is the fourth year in a row that NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 with the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation have recognized local nonprofits with innovation project grants.
“These 12 recipient organizations have shown resilience and have continued to move their communities forward through a difficult year,” said Stacy Owen, president and CEO of NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48. “From the provision of meals nutritious to our vulnerable neighbors to creating safe spaces for young people of color, these organizations are leading the change we want to see in our Bay Area communities.
The project’s innovation is showcased by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC and Telemundo-owned stations located in 11 markets, including the Bay Area. Grant applications started January 8 and ended February 12. The stations have created and convened community committees to review grant applications and select final grant recipients. This year, program funding levels increased in each participating market, from $ 225,000 to $ 315,000, from $ 225,000 and to $ 3.475 million in the 11 markets, from $ 2.475 million.
The beneficiaries of the Local Project Innovation 2021 grant include:
Techbridge Girls – $ 50,000
Techbridge Girls (TBG) is an organization that provides girls in the Bay Area and the United States with education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Their mission is to excite, educate and equip girls from marginalized communities to use their STEM education as a path to economic mobility. The Innovation Project Grant will allow TGB to double the number of girls it serves in the Bay Area from 1,500 to 3,000 each year. The funding will allow the organization to continue to launch virtual, flexible and responsive STEM programs throughout the pandemic in 2021, helping schools and families navigate difficult educational situations.
Ryse inc. – $ 50,000
RYSE creates safe spaces based on social justice for youth of color aged 13-24 in Richmond and West Contra Costa County to love, learn, educate, heal and transform lives and communities.
Youth radio – $ 50,000
Youth Radio’s work is fueled by its mission to provide young content creators from historically marginalized groups with experiential media arts education and a national platform to use their voices for good – now and in the future – by as the next generation of media industry leaders.
Open Hand Project – $ 25,000
Project Open Hand’s mission is to connect and educate the community by providing nutritious meals to the sick and vulnerable, improving health outcomes and quality of life.
Hispanic Silicon Valley Foundation – $ 25,000
The Silicon Valley Hispanic Foundation is dedicated to inspiring community philanthropy and inspiring people to invest in educational excellence, leadership development, and to bring together and engage the Hispanic community to improve the quality of life for Latinos and from the Silicon Valley region.
Saint-François Center in Redwood City – $ 25,000
The mission of the St. Francis Center is to empower families living in North Fair Oaks, Redwood City and surrounding communities to live in dignity while accessing essential services and becoming empowered members of the community. SFC offers direct services, such as free food and groceries, free clothing, shower and laundry for the homeless, immigration counseling, and affordable housing for those on low income. returned.
Invent project – $ 20,000
Project Invent enables high school students to invent technologies that make a difference. Their mission is to empower the next generation of fearless leaders and problem solvers through invention. They train educators in design thinking, engineering and entrepreneurship to lead student invention teams.
Next Generation Fellows – $ 20,000
Next Generation Scholars tackles educational inequalities and social injustices by ensuring access to higher education for low-income first-generation students. In doing so, students receive the resources and support needed to disrupt systems of poverty and oppression that might otherwise define their future.
CatchLight – $ 20,000
CatchLight is a visual-focused, non-profit media organization that borrows from the practices of art, journalism and social justice. They leverage the power of visuals to inform, connect and transform communities. CatchLight builds a collaborative model to reseed local visual journalism; partnership between community visual journalists and news media to improve audience and community engagement.
Oakland Public Education Fund – $ 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund is leading the development and investment of community resources in Oakland public schools so that all students can learn, grow and thrive. OPEF raises funds for all of Oakland’s public schools and has raised over $ 200 million for Oakland students, placed 10,000 volunteers in classrooms, and funded over 150 educational projects.
Overall on the rise – $ 10,000
Upwardly Global’s mission is to remove barriers to employment for skilled immigrants and refugees, and integrate this population into the U.S. professional workforce. They envision a fairer and more welcoming nation where everyone – including immigrants, refugees and Asians – can fully contribute and thrive.
Girls Leading Girls Inc. – $ 10,000
Girls Leading Girls’ mission is to train girls ages 5-17 in leadership and life skills through football with all female coaches. Their free after-school football program helps improve mental and physical well-being, self-esteem, girls’ drop-out rates in sports and school, lack of representation of women in leadership positions and generational poverty by keeping girls in school, providing them with a safe rhythm. to learn and grow, and using an innovative community-centered approach.
Project Innovation 2021 grants have been presented to eligible nonprofits in select markets including New York (WNBC, WNJU), Southern California (KNBC, KVEA), Chicago (WMAQ, WSNS), Philadelphia (WCAU, WWSI), Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS, KXTX), Boston (WBTS, WNEU, necn), Hartford, CT (WVIT, WRDM), Washington, DC (WRC-TV, WZDC), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (WTVJ, WSCV ), San Francisco Bay Area (KNTV, KSTS)) and San Diego (KNSD, KUAN).
About NBC Bay Area / KNTV
Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC Bay Area / KNTV is the Bay Area investigative station located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The station is committed to providing continuous and in-depth journalism with unique personalities. In addition to airing award-winning NBC programming during the day, prime time and late evening, NBC Bay Area produces over 32 hours of news programming each week. The station can be seen locally on Comcast 3 and 703 and live on 11. COZI TV, the station’s digital network, offers a comprehensive schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series, blockbuster movies and movies. original programs. COZI TV can be seen locally on Comcast 186 and live on 11.3.
About Telemundo Telemundo 48 / KSTS
Telemundo 48 / KSTS is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish speaking community throughout the Bay Area. Owned by NBCUniversal, the station is committed to providing viewers with breaking news and in-depth journalism with their award-winning team of reporters, delivering the most up-to-date local news, weather, sports and entertainment via a variety of platforms. , including online at TelemundoAreadelaBahia.com and via mobile and social networks. The station can be seen locally on Comcast 18 and 718 and live on 48. TeleExitos, the station’s digital network, offers exciting action and adventure programming in Spanish. TeleExitos can be seen locally on Comcast 194 and 1198 and live on 48.2.
About Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation
The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation works to advance initiatives at the intersection of societal needs and Comcast NBCUniversal priorities. The Foundation supports programs and organizations that strive to move communities forward. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies developing, producing and marketing entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of information and entertainment television networks, a leading film company, major television production operations, a group of leading television channels, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based companies. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.