Five Chicago non-profits are among 68 winners of the Project Innovation grants announced by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations Friday.
BUILD Incorporated, David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, MAPSCorps, The Nora Project, and Restoring the Path received a combined total of $225,000 in grants as part of the Project Innovation grant challenge.
The effort was aimed at “supporting non-profit organizations that are using innovation to advance communities in areas of storytelling, community engagement, culture of inclusion and youth education.”
Across the country, $2.475 million in grants were presented to non-profits.
“Our 2019 Project Innovation winners are working tirelessly to create real changes in their communities by empowering people to achieve success in fields that may have seemed out of reach for them,” Valari Staab, president of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, said in a statement. “With every child, adult and family that we help to lift-up, our communities become stronger. I’m pleased that our grant program has become a beacon of opportunity and positive change for communities, and is fostering our next generation of storytellers, innovators and leaders.”
The winners were selected by local application review panels. For a full list of winners, click here.