• project innovation May 21

    Press Release: NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48 and Comcast NBCUuniversal Foundation Award $315,000 in Project Innovation Grants to Local Nonprofits in The Bay Area

    SAN JOSE, CA – (May 20, 2021) – NBC Bay Area / KNTV, Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia / KSTS and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation today announced that 12 local nonprofits will receive a total of $315,000 in Project Innovation’s 2021 grants. The winning organizations feature programs that are addressing local issues through innovative solutions in the areas of community…

  • project innovation Feb 13

    Project Innovation 2021 Applications Have Closed

    Please note: Applications for Project Innovation 2021 have now closed. Winners will be announced in Spring 2021. Learn more about Project Innovation below. Is your non-profit working to create positive change in your local community? Presented by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation in partnership with NBC and Telemundo stations in 11 markets, Project Innovation is strengthening our communities by providing funding to…

  • project innovation Feb 10

    Project Innovation Grant Challenge Winner: Oakland Promise

    In 2020, NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48, and the NBCUniversal Foundation announced that eight local non-profit organizations received a total of $225,000 in grants as part of the annual Project Innovation grant challenge. The stations selected Oakland Promise as one of the eight grant winners for their outstanding programs dedicated to ensuring Oakland students are equipped with the tools necessary…

  • project innovation Feb 9

    Project Innovation Winner Reflects on Grant's Impact

    NBC Bay Area’s Anoushah Rasta spoke to one of last year’s Project Innovation winners about the impact the grant had on their efforts to ensure no family in Silicon Valley goes hungry.

  • project innovation Feb 4

    Hunger at Home on Asian Pacific America

    Asian Pacific America: Hunger At Home partners with local venues and businesses to collect excess food and goods and provide it to families and community members in need.

  • project innovation Feb 1

    Project Innovation Grant Challenge Winner: Asian Health Services

    In 2020, NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48, and the NBCUniversal Foundation announced that eight local non-profit organizations received a total of $225,000 in grants as part of the annual Project Innovation grant challenge. The stations selected Asian Health Services as one of the eight grant winners for their outstanding programs that leverage technology to solve everyday problems in the Culture of…

  • project innovation Feb 1

    Project Innovation 2021

    NBC Bay Area / KNTV and Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia / KSTS along with the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will present their Project Innovation grant challenge in the Bay Area for a fourth consecutive year when grant applications open on January 8, 2021. To learn more about the program and application process, watch an informational webinar here. Local nonprofits that...

  • project innovation Jan 27

    Project Innovation Grant Challenge Winner: Hunger at Home

    In 2020, NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48, and the NBCUniversal Foundation announced that eight local non-profit organizations received a total of $225,000 in grants as part of the annual Project Innovation grant challenge. The stations selected Hunger at Home as one of the eight grant winners for their outstanding programs that provide individuals and families in need with food and…

  • project innovation Jan 18

    Project Innovation Grant Challenge Winner: Pacific Community Ventures

    In 2020, NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48, and the NBCUniversal Foundation announced that eight local non-profit organizations received a total of $225,000 in grants as part of the annual Project Innovation grant challenge. The stations selected Pacific Community Ventures as one of the eight grant winners for their outstanding programs that leverage technology to solve everyday problems in the Culture…

  • project innovation Jan 18

    Pacific Community Ventures on Asian Pacific America

    Asian Pacific America: President and CEO Bulbul Gupta tells us how a Project Innovation grant assisted Pacific Community Ventures in providing resources to small businesses during the economic crisis.

  • project innovation Dec 14, 2020

    Project Innovation 2021 Frequently Asked Questions

    Eligibility Q. My organization has yet to file a 990, are we eligible? A 990 form is required to apply for a Project Innovation grant. Q. My organization’s revenue fell short of $100,000, is there any way we can still apply? The organization must have had an annual operating budget of more than $100,000 (defined by the organization’s most recent…

  • project innovation Dec 14, 2020

    Project Innovation 2021 Eligibility Requirements

    2021 Eligibility Requirements Organization must be a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Fiscally sponsored organizations are eligible. If you have any questions about applying through a fiscal sponsor, please submit a question by clicking the “Contact Us” button on the application portal. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization must have an annual operating budget of more than $100,000 (defined by the organization’s…

  • project innovation May 24, 2020

    Music Education Nonprofit Provides Instruments for Students Stuck at Home

    A San Diego-based music education nonprofit is providing instruments for students stuck at home during the pandemic without their usual classroom instruments.

  • project innovation Feb 7, 2020

    NBC Bay Area Visits 2019 Project Innovation Recipient

    Every year, NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 give out thousands of dollars in grant money to Bay Area agencies that are going above and beyond in their service to the community. This is part of NBC’s Project Innovation program. NBC Bay Area’s Damian Trujillo visited one of last year’s recipients, the Lighthouse Center for the Blind, to see how...

  • asian pacific america Feb 5, 2020

    BAYCAT on Asian Pacific America

    Asian Pacific America: Villy Wang’s desire to tell her story sparked a passion to use digital media to capture untold stories and create social change. Through the education and employment of low-income youth and young people of color in the Bay Area, BAYCAT is changing the stories that are shared with the world.

  • asian pacific america Feb 5, 2020

    LightHouse for the Blind on Asian Pacific America

    Asian Pacific America: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a San Francisco organization that is shining light through the darkness by helping the blind and visually impaired, providing them with education, training, advocacy and a community since 1902.

  • project innovation Feb 4, 2020

    Discovery Youth Program Helps San Jose Students Learn Video Production

    Some middle school kids from low-income families are on their way to perhaps becoming the next Stephen Spielberg. The students are working on video production via the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose. And thanks to a grant from NBC Bay Area’s Project Innovation, the kids are able to have a mobile video lab brought to their school. Christopher...

  • project innovation Feb 4, 2020

    Discovery Youth Program Helps SJ Students Learn Video Production

    Some middle school kids from low-income families are on their way to perhaps becoming the next Stephen Spielberg. Damian Trujillo reports.

  • project innovation Jan 2, 2020

    2019 Project Innovation Grant Winners

    In 2019, NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48, and the NBCUniversal Foundation announced that eight local non-profit organizations received a total of $225,000 in grants as part of the 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 four categories:  Next Generation Storytellers: Programs that…

  • project innovation Jan 2, 2020

    Project Innovation 2020

    NBC Bay Area / KNTV and Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia / KSTS along with the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will present their Project Innovation grant challenge in the Bay Area for a third consecutive year when grant applications open on January 10, 2020. Applications can be previewed online at nbcuprojectinnovation.com. Local non-profit organizations that are fostering the next generation…

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