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Comcast RISE Commits $1M In Grants To BIPOC-Owned Small Businesses In Philadelphia

Comcast RISE is staying true to its acronym of “representation, investment, strength, and empowerment.” Congratulations to the TechTown alumni in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park who were each awarded a $10,000 grant from the #ComcastRISE Investment Fund! 👏 View the full list of #Detroit grantees and learn more about the program: — TechTown Detroit (@techtowndetroit) July 29, 2022

Aug 8, 2022

Comcast RISE To Support Atlanta Black-Owned Businesses Through $1M Grant

Small business owners in Atlanta, GA, are in for a real treat thanks to this move by Comcast. The telecommunications company has announced that it will award 100 businesses in the area with $1 million in grants. The grants will be available to small businesses that are owned and operated by women and people of color including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners. Atlanta makes up one of the five cities included in the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, which has allotted a total of $5 million to be distributed across 500 businesses. To date, the company has been able to provide $16 million to businesses owned by people of color. Other cities that have been tapped to participate in the program include Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Twin Cities. Formed in 2020, Comcast RISE — whose acronym stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment” — has been on a mission to equip business owners from underrepresented communities with the resources needed to...

May 31, 2022

Comcast NBCUniversal to Provide $5M in Grants to Hundreds of BIPOC-Owned Businesses Through New Initiative

Comcast NBCUniversal is standing on its commitment to advance equity, inclusion, and the communities that they serve as they look ahead to the future. Last year, Comcast CEO and Chairman, Brian Roberts announced the company’s multiyear $100 million plan to advance social justice and equality. No stranger to diversity, the pledge marked yet another pivotal moment in the annual investments made by the cable giant to promote not only Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I), but their commitment to uplifting local communities. “Over the last year our company has come together like never before — to educate and uplift our employees, advance equity, and reorient our support of underserved, underrepresented, and under-resourced communities,” said  Comcast NBCUniversal Executive Vice President, and Chief Diversity Officer, Dalila Wilson-Scott in a press statement. “This is a journey — one that started long before renewed calls for racial justice this past summer– and one that will be...

Feb 23, 2021