NBC Universal Awards $1.2M in Grants to Non-Profits Selected by O&Os

By Merrill Knox 

The NBC Universal Foundation is awarding $1.2 million in grants to 30 local non-profits across the country. The grants — awarded in the 10 markets where NBC owns and operates local stations — are designed to support “high-impact, progressive programs.”

NBC accepted applications throughout the summer in the categories of arts and media, civic engagement, community development, education, environment, jobs and economic empowerment and technology. Each NBC-owned station promoted the grant program and created a panel to review and select one winner and two runners-up.

“Local television stations have a unique opportunity to connect with the communities they serve to identify some of the most pressing social challenges that local residents face,” said Valari Staab, president of the NBC O&Os. “Our local stations are thrilled to support innovative programs that are generating positive change and making a difference.”

The full list of winners is after the jump.


New York
The Boys’ Club of New York — $100,000
Computers for Youth Foundation –$50,000
Job Path — $50,000

Los Angeles
826LA — $100,000
CASA of Los Angeles –$50,000
I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles — $50,000

Project SYNCERE — $50,000
Chicago Lights — $25,000
Resurrection Project — $25,000

Community Partnership School — $50,000
First Person Arts — $25,000
Clay Studio — $25,000

Dallas-Fort Worth
Junior Achievement of Dallas — $50,000
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas — $25,000
Rehabilitation, Education, and Advocacy for Citizens with Handicaps (REACH) — — $25,000

Bay Area
Opportunity Fund Northern California — $50,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence — $25,000
Eden Housing — $25,000

Washington, DC
DC Central Kitchen — $50,000
Arlington Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless — $25,000
Prince Georges Community College Foundation — $25,000

South Florida
Dade County Dental Research Clinic — $50,000
Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers — $25,000
Breakthrough Miami — $25,000

San Diego
Wildcoast — $50,000
Chicano Federation of San Diego County — $25,000
Vista Community Clinic — $25,000

University of Connecticut Foundation — $50,000
Charter Oak Cultural Center — $25,000
Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program — $25,00o