NBC4 and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation launched the Project Innovation grant program, providing eligible nonprofit organizations the opportunity to compete for $225,000 in grants.
Nonprofits with innovative programs with programs that address community needs could apply to one of four grant categories from January 11, 2019 through February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST. To learn more including how to apply, visit www.nbcla.com/projectinnovation.
• Next Generation Storytellers: Programs that empower the next generation of storytellers and utilize media to drive social impact.
• Culture of Inclusion: Programs that seek to build pathways for diverse and equitable communities.
• Youth Education: Programs that equip youth with the tools they need to succeed, including STEM/ STEAM education.
• Community Engagement: Programs that enable individuals to engage and volunteer in their communities.
In 2018, Project Innovation awarded six organizations in the Los Angeles market a total of $225,000 in grants. Last year, Las Fotos used its Project Innovation grant funding to empower young women in East Los Angeles with photography and digital training. In addition, Orange County-based Working Wardrobes used their grant to provide veterans with career development in technology, while the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation bolstered their STEM program for underrepresented high school youth.
Presented in 11 markets throughout the country, including Los Angeles, Project Innovation is offered by the NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. This year, NBC and Telemundo owned stations will present nearly $2.5 million in Project Innovation grants to eligible non-profits that are physically located in the participating markets and service each market, have an annual operating budget of more than $100,000, and are using innovation to inspire community solutions in any of the following four grant categories including the Next Generation Story Tellers, Culture of Inclusion, Youth Education and Community Engagement.
The NBCUniversal Foundation works to advance initiatives at the cross-section of societal needs and Comcast NBCUniversal’s 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 in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.