Comcast Foundation awards $70,000 to four area nonprofits

1/12/2018, 6 a.m.
Grants will help expand digital literacy, promote community service and youth leadership development
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore was among four area nonprofits awarded grants from the Comcast Foundation in 2017. The grants are aimed at expanding digital literacy, promoting service and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders. Pictured are Boys and girls learning computer skills at a My.Future Initiative event held at a Boys & Girls Club. Courtesy Photo/Comcast

— The Comcast Foundation has awarded $70,000 in grants to four nonprofit organizations in the Greater Baltimore Area in 2017. The grants help grow the impact of programs aimed at expanding digital literacy, promoting service and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore and Associated Black Charities are among of the many local organizations that are making a significant difference in the community and were supported by the Comcast Foundation this year. Comcast is dedicated to working with these organizations to shape the future of the areas its employees, customers and friends and families live in.

“Comcast is proud to award these grants to our partner organizations that share our commitment to improving communities and enriching lives,” said Donna Rattley Washington, Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs for Comcast’s Beltway Region. “Thanks to the tireless and extremely important work of these nonprofit organizations, the Baltimore area is a better place to call home.”

The other organizations receiving Comcast Foundation grants in the Greater Baltimore Area include: Boys & Girls Club of Westminster and The Arc of Howard County.

Including the support in the Baltimore area, the Comcast Foundation in 2017 has donated about $20 million to nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves nationwide. In addition to the grants from the Comcast Foundation, Comcast also responds to community needs through local sponsorships and in-kind support, such as airing public service announcements, employee volunteerism, and providing technology equipment and services to organizations across the country. Looking ahead to 2018, the Comcast Foundation will build on its efforts through an added focus on expanding access to technology to promote digital inclusion, helping individuals build skills for the digital economy, and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurialism.

For more information about the Comcast Foundation and its programs, visit: www.comcast.com/community.