MIRAMAR, FL – (May 27, 2021) – NBC 6 / WTVJ, Telemundo 51 / WSCV and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation announced that 9 local nonprofits will receive a total of $315,000 in Project Innovation’s 2021 grants. The winning organizations feature programs that address local issues through innovative solutions in the areas of community engagement, culture of inclusion, next-generation storytelling and youth education and empowerment.
“The nine organizations we are supporting use innovative approaches to address local issues, such as youth education and empowerment, culture of inclusion, next generation storytelling and community engagement,” said Jorge Carballo, President and General Manager of NBC 6 and Telemundo 51. “We are inspired by what each of them is doing to build stronger communities and we are excited to see what they’ll accomplish with this grant money.”
Project Innovation is presented by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and the NBC and Telemundo owned stations located in 11 markets. This year, the program funding levels increased in each participating market to $315,000 up from $225,000. This is the fourth consecutive year that NBC 6 and Telemundo 51, along with the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, recognize local nonprofits with Project Innovation grants.
Code/Art – $30,000
Code/Art’s mission is to increase the number of girls – particularly girls from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups – studying computer science by delighting and inspiring them with the creative possibilities of computer programming. Code/Art is building a diverse pipeline of young women to provide the needed the talent pool in Miami as it emerges as a Tech Hub. Their “Art of Coding” program provides art teachers at targeted Title 1 Miami Dade County Public Schools with training on Code/Art lesson modules that they can deliver to their own students as part of their curriculum. Grant funding will go towards expansion of “The Art of Coding” program.
About Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation
The Comcast 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.