NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles, in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation awarded three local nonprofits $200,000 as part of the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge.
The following organizations are this year’s recipients:
- A Place Called Home was awarded $100,000 for its "Nutrition and Urban Agriculture Program" addressing the lack of affordable and healthy fresh food options in South Los Angeles by engaging the whole family in gardening, meal preparation, nutrition and vocational training.
- The Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley was awarded $50,000 for its "Los Angeles STEM Initiative" created in partnership with East Los Angeles College provides comprehensive training in STEM to Boys & Girls Club staff, which is then taught to thousands of youth members.
- Clothes The Dealwas awarded $50,000 for its "The Disabled Clothing Alterations Program" providing disabled veterans with business attire specifically altered for their physical disability.
For the fourth consecutive year, the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge is awarding a total of $1.2 million to 30 nonprofits in 10 markets across the country served by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, including in Southern California.
The grants support impactful programs that offer bold, new ideas that move communities forward. For information about last year's Southern California awardees, click here.