TENNESSEE – OCTOBER 11, 2016 – The Comcast Foundation announced today that it has awarded more than $47,000 in grants to 16 nonprofit organizations in East Tennessee in 2016.
The organizations receiving the grants participated in the 15th annual ‘Comcast Cares Day’ this past April. Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, is Comcast and NBCUniversal’s signature day of service and the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort.
In East Tennessee, hundreds of volunteers assisted with various community projects including park and trail clean-ups, school and playground improvements, blood drives, digital literacy activities and clean-up days at local non-profits.
“Comcast is thrilled to award these grants to our deserving partner organizations that strengthen our communities each and every day,” said Valerie Gillespie, Comcast Area Vice President. “During Comcast Cares Day and year-round, the tireless work of these nonprofit organizations is so important to the citizens of Tennessee.”
Organizations that are making a meaningful difference in the community and were supported by the Comcast Foundation this year in East Tennessee include:
- Athens Parks Foundation Inc.
- United Way Chattanooga
- Blood Assurance Inc.
- Chattanooga Church Ministries Inc.
- Chattanooga Room In The Inn Inc.
- Tennessee Aquarium
- Gibbs High School ROTC
- Habitat For Humanity International Inc.
- Town of Jonesborough Parks and Recreation
- Pta Tennessee Congress Parents & Teachers Inc.
- Medic Inc.
- Southern Off Road Bicycle Association
- Norris Elementary School PTO
- Oak Ridge Rowing Association Inc.
- Net Church Healing Hearts Outreach
- Scott County Schools
The grants will help Comcast’s local community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year.
Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding more than 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—expanding digital literacy, promoting community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated $176 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.
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