NBC 6 and Telemundo 51, in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation, launched the Project Innovation grant challenge, providing eligible nonprofit organizations the opportunity to compete for $225,000 in grants. Nonprofits with innovative programs that address community needs can apply to one of four grant categories beginning on January 11, 2019 through February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST. To learn more including how to apply, click here.
• Next Generation Storytellers: Programs that empower the next generation of storytellers and utilize media to drive social impact.
• Culture of Inclusion: Programs that seek to build pathways for diverse and equitable communities.
• Youth Education: Programs that equip youth with the tools they need to succeed, including STEM/STEAM education.
• Community Engagement: Programs that enable individuals to engage and volunteer in their communities.
Nonprofits are invited to join a webinar on Tuesday, January 22 at 4 PM ET to learn more about Project Innovation 2019. Register here to attend the webinar.
In 2018, NBC 6 and Telemundo 51 awarded $225,000 to four deserving South Florida organizations. Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County received $55,000 so they can use technology to increase volunteer participation and satisfaction. The Museum of Discovery and Science in Ft. Lauderdale received $50,000 to leverage technology to support STEM and environmental education. The Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami received $40,000 so that Miami Youth and Sea Level Rise can train at-risk youth in filmmaking, then partner them with youth from local neighborhoods to document impacts of climate change on Miami’s underserved communities. The Miami Foundation received $80,000 to reach a variety of community leaders to work towards building a sustainable and resilient city.
Presented in 11 markets throughout the country, including Miami, Project Innovation is offered by the NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. This year, NBC and Telemundo owned stations will present nearly $2.5 million in Project Innovation grants to eligible non-profits that are physically located in the participating markets and service each market, have an annual operating budget of more than $100,000, and are using innovation to inspire community solutions in any of the following four grant categories including the Next Generation Story Tellers, Culture of Inclusion, Youth Education and Community Engagement.
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