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Comcast Foundation granted $1.8M to area nonprofits in 2016

Forty-nine area nonprofits received a total of $1.8M. January 20, 2017 Category: FundingShort
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
  • CONCILIO
  • 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
  • HISPA
  • Latin American Action Committee of Montgomery County
  • Latin American Community Center
  • LAEDA
  • 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
  • SEAMAAC 
  • 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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