Jan. 20, 2017 9:42 am

Comcast Foundation granted $1.8M to area nonprofits in 2016

The corporate foundation made grants to 49 nonprofits doing work around digital literacy, community service and leadership in Philly, Jersey and Delaware.

Forty-nine area nonprofits received a total of $1.8M.

(Photo by Flickr user Alexis Lewis, used under Creative Commons license)

Corporate foundations and giving programs are an increasingly essential piece of the philanthropic puzzle.

Just ask the 49 nonprofits across Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware that received a collective $1.86 million from Comcast Foundation in 2016.

The grants, according to a release from Comcast, were all aimed at programs “expanding digital literacy, promoting community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders” — programs from organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, People’s Emergency Center, Committee of Seventy and the Enterprise Center.

Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC), which recently got word that it’s a finalist for a Knight Cities Challenge grant, received support from the foundation fund a digital literacy lab for refugees and low-income immigrants in South Philly.

Here’s a full list of the funded orgs:

  • Arcadia University
  • Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
  • Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha
  • Aspira of Pennsylania
  • Barnes Foundation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Camden County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Union County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Vineland
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia
  • Center For Family Services
  • Center for Literacy
  • Committee of Seventy
  • Congreso de Latinos Unidos
  • Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
  • Enterprise Center
  • Esperanza USA
  • Financial Executives Research Foundation
  • Girl Scouts Heart of NJ Council
  • Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey
  • Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Harvard Business School Club of Philadelphia
  • Latin American Action Committee of Montgomery County
  • Latin American Community Center
  • Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Mission Kids
  • Need in Deed
  • Norris Square Community Alliance
  • People for People of Philadelphia
  • People’s Emergency Center
  • Philadelphia OIC
  • Philadelphia Outward Bound Center
  • Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association
  • SquashSmarts
  • Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center
  • Sultan Jihad Ahmad Community Foundation
  • Taller Puertorriqueno
  • Teenshop
  • Urban League of Hudson County
  • Variety Club Camp and Development Center for Handicapped Children

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