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NBC4 AND TELEMUNDO 52’s “PROJECT INNOVATION” GRANT CHALLENGE NOW AVAILABLE TO NONPROFITS TO COMPETE FOR $225,000

For a second year, NBC4, Telemundo 52 Los Angeles and the NBCUniversal Foundation will award several grants to organizations in Southern California using innovation to address community issues

Universal City, CA – (January 10, 2019) – NBC4 / KNBC and Telemundo 52 / KVEA in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation today announced the return of the Project Innovation grant program, providing eligible nonprofit organizations the opportunity to compete for $225,000 in grants. Organizations with innovative programs that address community needs can apply to one of four grant categories beginning on January 11, 2019 through February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applications can be submitted online in English at www.nbcuprojectinnovation.com and in Spanish at www.nbcuproyectoinnovacion.com.

“We’re pleased to bring back the Project Innovation grant program to support nonprofit organizations doing innovative work in our community,” said Steve Carlston, President and General Manager of NBC4. “This grant challenge is a great opportunity for groups to grow their programs and help strengthen neighborhoods throughout the Southland.”

“Our partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation provides a unique opportunity to continue to strengthen and enhance the good work local nonprofits do each day to improve our communities,” said Celia Chavez, President and General Manager of Telemundo 52. “We look forward to seeing the creative solutions and programs brought forth in the 2019 grant cycle.”

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 nonprofits 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:

  • 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.

For program, rules/eligibility and to access the application materials visit www.nbcuprojectinnovation.com. For information in Spanish visit www.nbcuproyectoinnovacion.com.

Nonprofits are invited to join a webinar on Tuesday, January 22 at 4 PM ET to learn more about Project Innovation 2019. Register here to attend the webinar.

About NBC4 Southern California

NBC4 Southern California is the West Coast flagship station of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, serving the vast region since 1949. NBC4 produces 43 hours each week of local news and weather, and the station features the largest award-winning investigative unit in Southern California. NBC4’s news operation has received nearly every industry award bestowed on local news, including numerous Los Angeles Emmy and Golden Mike Awards, two national and two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and a Peabody Award. NBC4 news is delivered across the main broadcast on channel 4, at www.nbcla.com, and through multiple interactive social media platforms 24/7. The NBC Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, also operates COZI TV (www.cozitv.com), a national network that brings viewers some of America’s most beloved and iconic television shows and movies.

About Telemundo 52 Angeles

Telemundo 52 / KVEA is Telemundo’s West Coast flagship television station, serving the Spanish-speaking community in the Los Angeles market. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 52 has been delivering local news, information and entertainment to viewers throughout Southern California for nearly 30 years, reaching approximately 10 million viewers in five counties. Viewers turn to Telemundo 52 for breaking news, weather and sports headlines across a variety of platforms, including online at Telemundo52.com and via mobile and social media channels. Today, Telemundo 52 produces nearly 30 hours of local news and programming each week and demonstrates its commitment to the community by cultivating local partnerships and capturing the diversity of Southern California.

About NBCUniversal Foundation
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.

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