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NBC 6 AND TELEMUNDO 51’S “PROJECT INNOVATION” GRANT CHALLENGE FEATURES INCREASED FUNDING FOR 2021

Grant applications can be submitted via nbcuprojectinnovation.com from January 8 to February 12


MIRAMAR, FL – (January 8, 2021) – NBC 6 / WTVJ, Telemundo 51 / WSCV and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will present their Project Innovation grant challenge in South Florida for a fourth consecutive year when grant applications open on January 8, 2021. Local nonprofits that are helping to move communities forward by encouraging a culture of equity and inclusion, creating pathways for individuals to participate and volunteer in community engagement efforts, fostering the next generation of storytellers and providing youth with the tools they need to succeed across multiple disciplines including entrepreneurship, are encouraged to submit a Project Innovation grant application at nbcuprojectinnovation.com or in Spanish at nbcuproyectoinnovacion.com between January 8 and February 12, 2021.

This year’s program features additional grant funding. The stations and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will together award a total of $315,000 (up from $225,000) to a maximum of 12 community organizations in participating markets in May 2021. Across all participating markets, a total of $3.475 million dollars will be presented to eligible nonprofits, up from $2.475 million.

Access program rules and eligibility at nbcuprojectinnovation.com. To access the information in Spanish, including the grant application and the program’s rules and eligibility requirements, visit nbcuproyectoinnovacion.com.

“We are excited to again partner with the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and recognize and award grants to local non-profit organizations who are tackling every day challenges in innovative ways to make a positive impact in our community.” said Jorge Carballo, President and General Manager, NBC 6 and Telemundo 51.

Presented in 11 markets including South Florida, next year, NBC 6 and Telemundo 51 will select and award grants to eligible nonprofits that are located in and operate from the South Florida market, have an annual operating budget of more than $100,000 (defined by the organizations most recent 990-N IRS filing), and whose programs are helping to resolve everyday community issues in any of the following four grant categories:

  1. Community Engagement: Programs that enable individuals to engage and volunteer in their communities.
  1. Culture of Inclusion: Programs that encourage equitable access, opportunities, and resources for traditionally underrepresented communities.
  1. Next Generation Storytellers: Programs that promote access and develop pathways for emerging talent, diverse voices, and underrepresented youth to explore careers in news, entertainment, sports and the arts.
  1. Youth Education and Empowerment: In-school and out-of-school programs that equip youth with the tools they need to succeed, including STEM/ STEAM education and youth entrepreneurship.

Project Innovation 2021 grants are available in the following markets that are serviced by a NBC/Telemundo owned station: New York (WNBC, WNJU), Southern California (KNBC, KVEA), Chicago (WMAQ, WSNS), Philadelphia (WCAU, WWSI), Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS, KXTX), Boston (WBTS, WNEU, necn), Hartford, CT (WVIT, WRDM), Washington, D.C. (WRC-TV, WZDC), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (WTVJ, WSCV), San Francisco Bay Area (KNTV, KSTS), and San Diego (KNSD, KUAN).

For more information about the Project Innovation grant challenge program, including a list of past winners from the local area, click here. Follow on social at @NBCUFoundation and #ProjectInnovation.

About NBC 6

NBC 6 / WTVJ is the NBC-owned station serving Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. NBC 6 was Florida’s first television station and has been covering news in South Florida for over 70 years. WTVJ was founded on three basic principles: commitment to the community, excellence in journalism and pioneering and innovation. Today, NBC6 produces more than 30 hours of local news and programming per week, delivers dynamic multi-platform content on NBC6.com and COZI TV and continues its commitment to the community by cultivating local partnerships and capturing the diversity of South Florida.

About Telemundo 51

Telemundo 51 / WSCV is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking viewers in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, the third largest Hispanic market in the country. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 51 has been delivering local news, information and entertainment to viewers throughout South Florida for 35 years. Telemundo 51 is the preferred station for local news in a diverse market that is made up of more than two million Spanish-speaking people whose backgrounds represent more than 20 nationalities. Telemundo 51 is committed to covering issues important to the community as well as partnering with and supporting local organizations that are making a difference in the areas of education, health, civic engagement and the environment. Telemundo 51 also delivers local news and information across all platforms, including online at Telemundo51.com, the Telemundo 51 mobile app and on social media.

About The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation continues the work of the foundations founded by Comcast Corporation and NBCUniversal to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on the communities we serve. Its mission is to empower communities to thrive by helping to provide access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism and service. More information about how Comcast NBCUniversal supports the communities it serves is available at comcast.com/community.

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