The Comcast Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant in 2013 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County to support its Hispanic Mentoring Initiative.
Comcast Foundation grants support programs aimed at expanding digital literacy, promoting community service and building tomorrow’s leaders. Comcast’s Freedom Region serves Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and northern Delaware.
“The Comcast Foundation is proud to award these grants to our partner organizations to improve the lives of our local neighbors,” said Charisse R. Lillie, Vice President of Community Investment for Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast Foundation. “Through this support, we remain committed to closing the digital divide, empowering young people to become leaders and engaging our employees and local citizens in volunteerism.”
Including the support in Comcast’s Freedom Region, the Comcast Foundation donated nearly $17 million in 2013 to nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves nationwide this year. Since 1999, the Comcast Foundation has donated nearly $140 million.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of many local organizations helping to improve lives in the region,” said Comcast Regional Vice President of Community Investment Robert F. Smith. “We are proud to help them and other deserving non-profits continue their important work in the region.”
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.
For these and other community efforts, Comcast in 2013 was named one of the most community-minded companies in America by Bloomberg, the Points of Light Foundation and the National Conference on Citizenship. The Civic 50 is a comprehensive survey of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent, and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.