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Wednesday, March 07, 2018 10:37 am

Verbatim: 12 Indiana Nonprofits Benefit From Comcast Foundation Grants Totaling $144,000

The following was released on Wed. March 7, 2018 by Fort Wayne Urban League:

 

Grants help expand digital literacy, promote college and career readiness, and build tomorrow's leaders

INDIANAPOLIS--March 07, 2018 - In an effort to promote college and career readiness, 12 Indiana nonprofit organizations expanded digital literacy, promoted the importance of community service, and helped build tomorrow's leaders thanks to $144,000 in grants from the Comcast Foundation.

"The Indianapolis Urban League is proud of its long standing partnership with Comcast," said Troy Livingston, president of the Indianapolis Urban League. "With support from the Comcast Foundation, the Urban League will continue to be able to provide afterschool STEM-related activities to area middle school students who attend schools in Warren Township."

"Our organization is proud of its long-standing partnership with Comcast," said Troy Livingston, president of the Indianapolis Urban League. "With their support, we can continue providing afterschool STEM-related activities to area middle school students."

"We are so grateful for the generous support by Comcast," said Paula McGee, interim CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League. "These grants are crucial to student development. The funds will give 100 children critical access to digital literacy software from virtually anywhere."

The organizations receiving Comcast Foundation grants:

100 Black Men of Indianapolis ($7,000)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Inc. ($10,000) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette ($10,000) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana ($8,000) Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central ($10,000) Boys and Girls Club of Clinton County ($10,000) Boys and Girls Club of Tippecanoe County ($10,000) Fort Wayne Urban League Inc. ($20,000) Girls Inc. of Monroe County ($9,000) Girls Inc. of Shelbyville ($10,000) Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis ($20,000) Indianapolis Urban League Inc. ($20,000)

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 educational institutes and local libraries across the country.

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