1. Comcast Foundation Awards Grants to Nearly 60 Colorado Organizations

    Comcast Foundation Awards Grants to Nearly 60 Colorado Organizations

    DENVER – JANUARY 2, 2017 – Comcast in Colorado contributes approximately $15 million in financial and in-kind resources each year to programs and partnerships helping communities across the state thrive. These contributions include grants from the Comcast Foundation, which announced today total more than $650,000 to Colorado nonprofit organizations in 2017. The grants help grow the impact of programs aimed at expanding digital literacy, promoting service, and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders.

    Anchor Center for Blind Children, Boys & Girls Clubs, Servicios de La Raza and Girls Inc. are just a few of the many local organizations making a significant difference in the community supported by the Comcast Foundation this year.

    “Comcast is proud to support our partner organizations throughout the year to improve our communities and enrich the lives of all Coloradans,” said Rich Jennings, senior vice president of Comcast Mountain West Region. “The important work of these nonprofit organizations ensures Colorado is a better place to call home.”

    Comcast Foundation grants recipients in Colorado in 2017 include:

    Aurora

    Aurora Public Schools Foundation

    Boys & Girls Club of Buckley Air Force Base Youth Center

    Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

    Spirit of Aurora – City of Aurora

    Boulder

    PLAY Boulder Foundation – Boulder Parks & Recreation

    Colorado Springs

    Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pikes Peak Region

    Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    City of Colorado Springs - Spirit of the Springs!

    Colorado Springs School District 11

    Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

    Pikes Peak United Way

    Denver

    Anchor Center for Blind Children

    Bonfils Blood Center

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

    The Center Advancing LGBT Colorado

    City Year Denver

    Denver Housing Authority

    Denver Health Foundation

    Denver Indian Center

    Denver Public Schools Foundation

    Food Bank of the Rockies

    Clayton Early Learning

    Girls Inc. of Metro Denver

    Lighthouse Writers Workshop

    Mi Casa Resource Center

    Mile High United Way

    Project Angel Heart

    Servicios de La Raza

    The Greenway Foundation

    Urban League of Metropolitan Denver

    The Women’s Foundation of Colorado

    Edwards

    United Way of Eagle River Valley

    Englewood

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado

    Freedom Service Dogs of America

    Fort Carson

    Boys & Girls Club of Fort Carson Child & Youth Services Center

    Fort Collins

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County

    Food Bank for Larimer County

    The Arc of Larimer County

    United Way of Larimer County

    Glenwood Springs

    Habitat for Humanity of Roaring Fork Valley

    United Way Battlement to the Bells

    Greeley

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County

    United Way of Weld County

    Kremmling

    Troublesome Horse Rescue

    Lakewood

    Easterseals Colorado

    The Action Center

    Littleton

    Audubon Society of Greater Denver

    Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

    Littleton Public Schools Foundation

    The Hudson Gardens

    Pueblo

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County

    Pueblo City Schools D60 Education Foundation, Inc.

    United Way of Pueblo County

    Steamboat Springs

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado

    Trinidad

    Trinidad Community Foundation

    Including the support in Colorado, the Comcast Foundation in 2017 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.

    About the Comcast Foundation

    The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—expanding digital literacy, promoting community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $200 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.

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