NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48, and the NBCUniversal Foundation announced that eight local non-profit organizations will receive a total of $225,000 in grants as part of the first annual Project Innovation grant challenge. The winning organizations were selected by the stations for their outstanding programs that leverage technology to solve everyday problems in the areas of civic engagement, skills for the digital economy and STEM/STEAM youth programming.
“We’re thrilled to be able to spread the grants across eight deserving local organizations that are tackling some of the Bay Area’s toughest challenges with innovative solutions to move our communities forward,” said Stacy Owen, President and General Manager of NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48.
NBC and Telemundo owned stations located in 11 markets, including the San Francisco Bay Area, launched the new grant challenge in January 2018 to identify local organizations that embrace technology and innovation to develop real-life solutions for their communities. This year, more than $2.4 million will be awarded to not-for-profit organizations all across the country that are doing their part to transform their communities by providing solutions to real-life problems through tech-based approaches.
The eight recipients for 2018 include TalkingPoints, Girls Incorperated of Alameda County, Scholarmatch, Inc, Womens Audio Mission, Oakland Digital Arts and Literary Center, Inc, Young Women's Christian Associaiton of Silicon Valley, Turn 2 U, Inc, and Centro Community Partners.