MEMPHIS, Tenn. – OCTOBER 13, 2016 – The Comcast Foundation announced today that it has awarded more than $17,000 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations in Memphis.
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 Memphis, hundreds of volunteers assisted with various community projects including park and trail clean-ups, playground improvements, blood drives, and clean-up days at local non-profits.
“Thanks to all of our Comcast Cares Day volunteers and partner organizations, we were able to make a big difference in the community this past spring,” said Larry Williamson, Comcast Area Vice President. “Through these Comcast Cares Day grants, we are pleased to be able to continue the celebration of giving back for our nonprofit partners that help Memphis each and every day.”
Organizations that are making a meaningful difference in the community and were supported by the Comcast Foundation this year in Memphis include:
- March Of Dimes Foundation
- Shelby County Schools
- Historic First Baptist Church Beale Street
- New Hope Elvis Presley Blvd Community Development Corporation
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Mid -South
- Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Memphis
- Creative Life Incorporated
- Latino Memphis
- Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association
- Overton Park Conservancy
- Shelby County Schools
- Ducks Unlimited
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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