Comcast is supporting emergency relief funds and local organizations across Utah by committing nearly $330,000 in relief funding to partners, including:
- $50,000 to the United Way of Salt Lake Community Response Fund hosted by the United Way of Greater Salt Lake – a partner we work closely with year-round to support the communities where we live and work.
The fund provides resources to Utah organizations working with individuals who are disproportionately impacted by the global health crisis, and the potentially devastating economic consequences of the outbreak on low-income families and individuals. The fund will focus on sustaining rental assistance or mortgage payment assistance, rapid rehousing, shelter diversion, homeless shelters, crisis nurseries and childcare providers, healthcare services for vulnerable Utahns, and 2-1-1 information and referral.
As we work to address the impacts of the pandemic on the most vulnerable in our community, we are deeply grateful for Comcast and others that have joined in this effort. We look forward to our continued partnership in building a future of opportunity for every Utahn.”
Bill Crim, President and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake
- $35,000 to Neighborhood House’s Community Fund. This fund addresses immediate childcare and eldercare needs in Utah Communities, including increasing the amount of hardship assistance provided to families experiencing increased financial difficulties, which reduces their childcare cost to $0 for a period of 3 to 6 months. The fund will also support low-income families’ economic recovery from the impacts of the global health crisis by providing wrap-around services for the entire family. Comcast will match community donations up to $20,000.
Neighborhood House is astounded at Comcast’s donation for #GivingTuesdayNow to support our clients and our organization through this crisis. Their offer will ensure the families we serve, our community members, our employees and their families have the support they need during this unprecedented time.”
Jennifer Nuttall, Neighborhood House, President & CEO
- $245,000 in additional funding to more than a dozen long-term community partners who need support due to lost revenue expenses or have shifted their programming to serve people and small businesses impacted by the global health crisis. Some of these include the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake, the Utah Food Bank, and YWCA Utah.
Comcast has always been an amazing corporate partner. Stepping forward to support our community response plan shows just how much they care about helping the kids and families most in need during this unprecedented time. We are deeply grateful for Comcast and their commitment to help us do Whatever It Takes to give youth and teens hope for the future.”
– LeAnn Saldivar, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake
In addition to our immediate response to organizations serving critical needs during this time, Comcast continues to invest in community organizations and existing Comcast Foundation grantees across the state. To learn more about Comcast’s comprehensive response to COVID-19, visit https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19.