KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (August. 18, 2016) – The Comcast Foundation announced today it has made two financial grants totaling more than $35,000 in support of Knoxville area nonprofit organizations who are working to expand digital literacy, promote community service and build tomorrow’s leaders.
Beneficiaries include the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley with a $20,000 grant for their partnership with Comcast through the My.Future program, and the Knoxville Area Urban League who is receiving $15,000 for their National Achievers Society (NAS).
“Comcast has been a committed partner to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tennessee Valley,” said Ernie Brooks, BGCTV Development Officer, “Comcast’s continued support of our digital literacy and youth mentoring programs has been crucial to our success.”
“The Knoxville Area Urban League appreciates Comcast’s leadership and investment in the ongoing development of our youth in Knoxville through our National Achievers Program,” said Phyllis Y. Nichols, KAUL President and CEO. “We are proud to have this meaningful partnership.”
Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since its founding more than 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast’s volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
“Comcast is proud to award these grants to our partner organizations who strengthen the community,” said Valerie Gillespie, Comcast Area Vice President. “Thanks to the tireless and extremely important work of these nonprofits, Knoxville is a better place to call home.”