NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are now accepting ‘Project Innovation’ grant applications – NBC Bay Area

Applications can be submittedbetween February 18 and March 25 vianbcuprojectinnovation.comor in Spanish atnbcuproyectoinnovacion.com

SAN JOSE, CA – (February 18, 2022) – NBC Bay Area/KNTV, Telemundo 48 Área de la Bahía/KSTS, and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation’s Project Innovation Grant Challenge return to the Bay Area for a fifth consecutive year when grant applications open on February 18, 2022.

Eligible local nonprofits whose programs help solve everyday community problems in one of the following four grant categories are encouraged to submit an online grant application atnbcuprojectinnovation.comor in Spanish at nbcuproyectoinnovacion.com.Grant categories include:

  1. Community Engagement: Programs that enable individuals to get involved and volunteer in their communities.
  • Culture of inclusion: programs that encourage equitable access, opportunities and resources for traditionally underrepresented communities.
  • 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.
  • Youth Education and Empowerment – In-school and out-of-school programs that give young people the tools they need to succeed, including STEM/STEAM education and youth entrepreneurship.

“NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are grateful to the many Bay Area nonprofits who work tirelessly to find innovative ways to uplift and advance our communities,” said Stacy Owen, President and CEO of NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48. “Through our partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation’sProject innovationwe will award grants to community groups who share our stations’ commitment to educating young people, promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion, and creating positive social impact in the Bay Area .

Since 2018, NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48, and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation have presented a total of $990,000 in Innovation Project Grants to 36 nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA that solve the day-to-day problems of our communities through their one-of-a-kind programs.

This year, the stations and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will award a total of $315,000 to up to 12 community organizations in each of the participating markets. Across all participating markets, a total of $3.475 million will be presented to eligible nonprofits. The winners will be announced in the summer of 2022.

The 2022 Project Innovation grants will be presented to eligible nonprofits in 11 participating markets, including 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, DC (WRC-TV, WZDC), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (WTVJ, WSCV) , San Francisco Bay Area (KNTV, KSTS) and San Diego (KNSD, KUAN).

Access program rules and eligibility atnbcuprojectinnovation.com. To access information in Spanish, including the grant application and program rules and eligibility requirements, visitnbcuproyectoinnovacion.com.

For more information on the Project Innovation Grants Challenge program, including a list of past winners in the region, click here. Follow on social media at @NBCUFoundation and #ProjectInnovation.

About NBC/KNTV Bay Area

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC Bay Area/KNTV is the Bay Area’s investigative station located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The station is committed to providing continuous, in-depth journalism with unique personalities. In addition to carrying NBC’s award-winning daytime, primetime and late-night programming, NBC Bay Area produces more than 32 hours of news programming each week. The station can be seen locally on Comcast 3 and 703 and live on 11. COZI TV, the station’s digital network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series, blockbuster movies and a original programming. COZI TV can be seen locally on Comcast 186 and live on 11.3.

About Telemundo Telemundo 48 / KSTS

Telemundo 48/KSTS is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community throughout the Bay Area. Owned by NBCUniversal, the station is committed to providing viewers with breaking news and in-depth journalism with its award-winning team of journalists, delivering the latest local news, weather, sports and entertainment titles through a variety of platforms. , including online at TelemundoAreadelaBahia.com and through mobile and social media channels.

About Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation
The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation strives to advance initiatives at the intersection of societal needs and Comcast NBCUniversal 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 global audiences. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a leading motion picture company, major television production operations, a group of leading television stations, world-class theme parks and a suite of leading Internet companies. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.



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