Giving back to the communities where our customers and employees live and work has always been a priority for our company. With more than 3,700 Michigan employees and a presence here that spans four decades, our company has deep roots across the state.
That’s why last year the Comcast Foundation gave grants totaling $351,000 to 19 worthy nonprofit organizations across Michigan to expand digital literacy, promote the importance of community service and help build tomorrow’s leaders.
The organizations receiving Comcast Foundation grants in 2016 include:
City Year Detroit ($100,000)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit ($30,000)
Association of Chinese Americans (Madison Heights) ($23,000)
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation ($20,000)
Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan ($20,000)
100 Black Men of Greater Detroit, Inc. ($15,000)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Michigan Capital Region, Inc. (Lansing) ($15,000)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan ($15,000)
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (Dearborn) ($13,000)
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan (Ypsilanti) ($10,000)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint ($10,000)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Holland ($10,000)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties ($10,000)
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Muskegon Lakeshore (Muskegon) ($10,000)
Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan ($10,000)
Grand Rapids Urban League, Inc. ($10,000)
Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, Inc. ($10,000)
Southwestern Michigan Urban League, Inc. (Battle Creek) ($10,000)
Turning Point (Okemos) ($10,000)
Over the past 15 years, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $1 million in cash grants to City Year Detroit.
“City Year Detroit greatly appreciates Comcast’s shared commitment to the success of children and communities and empowering people to make a difference,” said Andrew Stein, vice president and executive director, City Year Detroit. “With Comcast’s ongoing generous support, City Year will continue to develop young leaders and strengthen its ability to reach more off-track students in Detroit.”
In addition to donating $351,000 in grants to Michigan-based charities, last year Comcast awarded $124,000 in scholarships to 118 Michigan high school students and provided more than $6 million in courtesy services, sponsorships, public service announcements, Comcast Newsmakers and other in-kind contributions to nonprofits and charities throughout the state.