Grants help expand digital literacy, promote community service and youth leadership development
The Comcast Foundation announced recently that it has awarded $265,000 in grants to 16 nonprofit organizations across the Washington, D.C. metro area in 2017. The grants help grow the impact of programs aimed at expanding digital literacy, promoting service and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Easter Seals DC MD VA and The Arc of Prince George’s County are among the many local organizations that are making a significant difference in the community and were supported by the Comcast Foundation this year. Comcast is dedicated to working with these organizations to shape the future of the areas its employees, customers and friends and families live in.
“Comcast is proud to award these grants to our partner organizations that share our commitment to improving communities and enriching lives,” said Donna Rattley Washington, Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs for Comcast’s Beltway Region. “Thanks to the tireless and extremely important work of these nonprofit organizations, the Washington, D.C. area is a better place to call home.”
The organizations receiving Comcast Foundation grants in the Washington, D.C. metro area include:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (DC)
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland (North Beach, MD)
- Byte Back (DC)
- College Bound (DC)
- Crittenton Services of Greater Washington (Silver Spring, MD)
- Easter Seals DC MD VA (Silver Spring, MD)
- Edu-Futuro (Arlington, VA)
- Greater Washington Urban League (DC)
- Identity, Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD)
- Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (DC)
- Latin American Youth Center (DC)
- Northern Virginia Urban League (Alexandria, VA)
- Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters (Fredericksburg, VA)
- The Arc of Prince George’s County (Upper Marlboro, MD)
- United Planning Organization (DC)
- YWCA National Capital Area (DC)
Including the support in the Washington, D.C. metro area, the Comcast Foundation in 2017 has donated about $20 million to nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves nationwide. In addition to the grants from the Comcast Foundation, Comcast also responds to community needs through local sponsorships and in-kind support, such as airing public service announcements, employee volunteerism, and providing technology equipment and services to organizations across the country. Looking ahead to 2018, the Comcast Foundation will build on its efforts through an added focus on expanding access to technology to promote digital inclusion, helping individuals build skills for the digital economy, and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurialism.