OVERVIEW: The Comcast Foundation is the philanthropic arm of American mass media company Comcast. The Comcast Foundation does not support K-12 education as one of its initiatives, but much of its funding in the area of digital literacy reaches K-12 populations.
IP TAKE: The Comcast Foundation supports digital literacy programs in the areas served by its parent company. Comcast operations generally identify eligible nonprofits. This funder does not accept applications.
PROFILE: The Comcast Foundation was established in 1999 by the Comcast Corporation, a leading media and telecommunications company in the U.S. It donates approximately $20 million per year to nonprofits in the geographic areas it serves. The foundation’s initiatives include digital literacy, community service, and “building tomorrow’s leaders.” While this foundation does not fund education directly, many of its grantees serve K-12 populations.
Some of the Comcast Foundation’s recently funded projects include My.future, an online platform used at Boys and Girls Clubs across the U.S. that teaches children to “learn play and socialize,” online, and the Arc of Southern Maryland, which uses technology to enable increased independence for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Comcast also runs the Internet Essentials program, which brings affordable internet access to eligible low-income households in the U.S.
The Comcast Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications; grantees are usually identified by local Comcast operations. The foundation accepts information from eligible nonprofits in its service areas.