At Comcast NBCUniversal, giving back is a core value and has been since our founding more than 50 years ago. We remain committed to using our company’s full scope of talent and technology to make a long-term, positive impact on our communities.
We hope you take a moment to view our corporate citizenship story in our latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report. This tells the story of how we are striving to foster connections between individuals, our families and our communities. Through investments of more than $3 million in cash and in-kind support locally, we helped students like Melissa Salguero from Kearns High School in Kerns, Utah get closer to her dream of going to college with a one-time $5,000 Leaders and Achievers® scholarship.
“The scholarship helped cover my tuition, meaning that I didn’t have to worry about the cost of college. I could take a breath at the end of my senior year; the question of attending college was no longer “If” but “When”.” – Melissa Salguero, Utah Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winner.
Nationally, Comcast provides more than $500 million in cash and in-kind contributions to more than 2,200 nonprofits across the country.
Our unparalleled storytelling and media platforms, combined with our innovative technology and community connections, bring us closer to moments that change people’s lives. It is a responsibility we take seriously and it is why we continue to focus on closing the digital divide so everyone has an equal opportunity at success in the 21st century. Since 2011, we connected 750,000 low-income families in America to the power of the internet in their homes, including more than 12,500 families in Utah.
Throughout 2016, we collaborated with many local organizations to bridge the digital divide. For example, through our partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake we are funding new STEM classroom spaces. Club members now have access to technology allowing them to edit videos, compose music, design digital art, and much more.
We will continue to work with local partners in Utah to move our communities forward by expanding digital literacy, promoting service, and building tomorrow’s leaders.