BERLIN - The Comcast Foundation awarded $434,200 in grants to 20 nonprofit organizations in New England in 2017, including nine in Connecticut.
The grants went toward programs aimed at expanding digital literacy, promoting service and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders, according to a release. The foundation is part of Comcast Corp., which has its Western New England offices in Berlin.
“Technologies that we take for granted today were science fiction a mere 20 years ago. As the pace of change continues to speed up, people who can’t keep up will be left out,” said Stephen E. Morris, executive director of The Arc of the Farmington Valley in Canton, in the release.
“This grant from Comcast will allow us to teach clients how to use computers, smart phones and navigate social media safely and securely. Most people can become competent with just a little training and the right motivation,” he added.
Recipients of the grants in Connecticut were:
nARC New London County, of Norwich, $10,000
nCenter for Latino Progress, of Hartford, $10,000
nBoys & Girls Club of New Haven, of New Haven, $10,000
nEaster Seals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut, of Windsor, $20,000
nNutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, of Hartford, $30,000
nThe Arc of the Farmington Valley Inc., of Canton, $15,000
nUrban League of Greater Hartford, of Hartford, $21,800
nUrban League of Southwestern Connecticut, of New Haven, $15,000
nYWCA Hartford Region, of Hartford, $20,000
Nationwide, the Comcast Foundation in 2017 donated about $20 million to nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves.
“Comcast is proud to award these grants to our partner organizations that share our commitment to improving communities and enriching lives,” said Mike Parker, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Western New England Region which includes Vermont, Connecticut, western Massachusetts, western New Hampshire, and New York. “Thanks to the tireless and extremely important work of these nonprofit organizations, New England is a better place to call home.”
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