Comcast Foundation Awards More Than $1.8M in 2016 to 49 Nonprofits in Greater Philadelphia & New Jersey

The Comcast Foundation awarded more than $1.86 million in grants to 49 nonprofit organizations located in Comcast’s Freedom Region, which serves Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and northern Delaware, in 2016. The grants support programs aimed at the Comcast Foundation’s areas of focus – expanding digital literacy, promoting community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders.

Boys & Girls Clubs chapters in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware; Philadelphia OIC and The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia are among the many local organizations that are making a meaningful difference in the community and were supported by the Comcast Foundation this year.

“Support from the Comcast Foundation has provided SEAMAAC – Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition – the infrastructure to increase access to computers and the Internet for low-income immigrants and refugees residing in South Philadelphia,” said Amy Jones, SEAMAAC’s Director of Health & Social Services. “With a valued and trusted partner like Comcast, SEAMAAC is able to help immigrants and refugees’ in Philadelphia substantially improve their computer literacy and workplace skills to advance the condition of their lives here in the United States.”

“Comcast is proud to award these grants to our partner organizations to connect and strengthen the communities we serve,” said Jim Samaha, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Freedom Region. “Thanks to the tireless and invaluable work of these nonprofit organizations, our Region is a better place to call home.”

Organizations receiving Comcast Foundation grants across the region include:
• Arcadia University
• Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
• Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha
• Aspira of Pennsylania
• Barnes Foundation
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County
• Boys & Girls Club of Camden County
• Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester County
• Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County
• Boys & Girls Club of Union County
• Boys & Girls Club of Vineland
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia
• Center For Family Services
• Center for Literacy
• Committee of Seventy
• Congreso de Latinos Unidos
• CONCILIO
• Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
• Enterprise Center
• Esperanza USA
• Financial Executives Research Foundation
• Girl Scouts Heart of NJ Council
• Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey
• Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
• Harvard Business School Club of Philadelphia
• HISPA
• Latin American Action Committee of Montgomery County
• Latin American Community Center
• LAEDA
• Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
• Mission Kids
• Need in Deed
• Norris Square Community Alliance
• People for People of Philadelphia
• Peoples Emergency Center
• Philadelphia OIC
• Philadelphia Outward Bound Center
• Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association
• SEAMAAC
• SquashSmarts
• Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center
• Sultan Jihad Ahmad Community Foundation
• Taller Puertorriqueno
• Teenshop
• Urban League of Hudson County
• Variety Club Camp and Development Center for Handicapped Children

Including the support in Comcast’s Freedom Region, the Comcast Foundation donated more than $19 million in 2016 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.