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Comcast Foundation Awarded $2.3 Million in 2017 to Pennsylvania Nonprofits
Pittsburgh, PA
03/01/2018 08:34 AM

Grants helped expand digital literacy, promote community service and build tomorrow’s leaders

PITTSBURGH and PHILADELPHIAFEBRUARY 26, 2018 – The Comcast Foundation announced today that it awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to 52 nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania in 2017. The grants helped grow the impact of programs supported by the Comcast Foundation’s mission to empower communities to thrive by providing access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism, service and leadership.

One of the leadership development programs the Foundation supports is Strong Women Strong Girls, a mentoring  program for girls from under-resourced communities in Pittsburgh. "With the help of dedicated community partners like Comcast, our organization is empowering the female community throughout the Pittsburgh region," said Dr. Jocelyn Horner, executive director. "Through structured, multi-generational mentoring, we help college women and elementary girls build knowledge and skills, form valuable mentor relationships, and find their inner strength to dream and do."

In Philadelphia, the Foundation provides support to Congreso de Latinos Unidos’ Education and Workforce program, which provides youth and adult programs aimed at increasing academic and workplace success. “Comcast has been an amazing community partner to Congreso since 2004,” said Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio, Esq., President & CEO of Congreso. “The support from the Comcast Foundation this year alone will enable us to provide job readiness and digital literacy programming to about 150 young adults enrolled in Congreso’s Education and Workforce initiatives. The impact of this support will strengthen their ability to compete in the 21st century workforce and navigate their way through a society increasingly reliant upon the use of technology.”

“Comcast is proud to award these grants to our partner organizations to connect and strengthen the communities we serve,” said Jim D'Innocenzo, vice president of government, legislative and regulatory affairs for Ohio and Pennsylvania, Comcast’s Northeast Division. “Thanks to the tireless and extremely important work of these nonprofit organizations, our region is a better place to call home.”

Additional organizations receiving Comcast Foundation grants in Pennsylvania include:

=         American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Philadelphia

=         Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties, Carlisle

=         Arc of Westmoreland County, Greensburg

=         Arcadia University, Glenside

=         Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

=         Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha, Philadelphia

=         ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

=         Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

=         Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County, Jamison

=         Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

=         Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Harrisburg

=         Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region, Greensburg

=         Boys & Girls Club Chambersburg and Shippensburg

=         Boys & Girls Club Harrisburg

=         Boys & Girls Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Scranton

=         Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia

=         Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

=         Boys & Girls Club Support – Sarah Heinz Association, Pittsburgh

=         Centro Hispano Daniel Torres, Reading

=         Committee of Seventy, Philadelphia

=         Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations, Philadelphia

=         Easter Seals of Eastern Pennsylvania, Allentown

=         Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, Philadelphia

=         Esperanza USA, Philadelphia

=         Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia

=         Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

=         Harvard Business School Club of Philadelphia, Fort Washington

=         Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia

=         Mission Kids, Blue Bell

=         Norris Square Community Alliance, Philadelphia

=         Peoples Emergency Center, Philadelphia

=         Philadelphia Outward Bound Center, Philadelphia

=         Project HOME, Philadelphia

=         Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia

=         Southeast Asian Mutual Assistant Associations Coalition, Philadelphia

=         Spanish American Civic Association, Lancaster

=         SquashSmarts, Philadelphia

=         Sultan Jihad Ahmad Community Foundation, Philadelphia

=         Taller Puertorriqueno, Philadelphia

=         The Enterprise Center, Philadelphia

=         United Neighborhood Centers, Throop

=         Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

=         Urban League of Philadelphia

=         Variety Club Camp and Development Center for Handicapped Children, Worcester

=         Women's Campaign International, Philadelphia

=         Women's Way, Philadelphia

=         World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

=         YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County

Including Comcast’s support in Pennsylvania, the Comcast Foundation donated $21 million in 2017 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.

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’s primary mission is to empower communities to thrive by providing access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism, service and leadership. The Foundation invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on the communities we serve. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated $220 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about how Comcast supports the communities it serves available at

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Josephine Posti
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