The Comcast Foundation awarded $149,000 in grants to more than a dozen community organizations across New Mexico in 2016. The grants help grow the impact of programs aimed at the Comcast Foundation’s three areas of focus – expanding digital literacy, promoting service, and building tomorrow’s leaders.
To expand digital literacy, Comcast partners with organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, LULAC National Educational Service Center and Youth Development Inc. to offer a variety of STEM and technology skills-building programs and classes.
In the area of promoting service, Comcast in 2016 celebrated its 15th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort, where more than 3,000 New Mexico Comcast employees and their families, friends and community partners volunteered to complete service projects across the state. As part of this day of giving, the Comcast Foundation provides grants to participating local community partner organizations on behalf of everyone who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. In 2016, the Comcast Foundation distributed more than $57,000 in grants to 11 nonprofit organizations.
To help build tomorrow’s leaders, Comcast supports youth mentoring and leadership programs in partnership with organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico, where Comcast supports the Mentor 2.0 program.
Including the support in New Mexico, the Comcast Foundation has donated $19 million in 2016 to nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves nationwide.
To learn more about the Comcast Foundation and its programs visit http://www.comcast.com/community.