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Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 2/1/2018
The NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC-owned stations launched Project Innovation, a grant challenge that will award $5 million in two years. Grants of up to $225,000 each will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that use technology to promote civic engagement, digital skills and STEM education. The 11 participating markets are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, Miami, San Diego, Boston and Hartford, Conn. “Project Innovation weds our identity as an innovative global media company with our stations’ deeply rooted commitment to the communities they serve,” said Vice President of Community Impact Jessica Clancy. Project innovation winners can be found here.
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