July 19, 2012
NBC 4 NEW YORK CHALLENGES NEW YORK NONPROFITS TO COMPETE FOR $200,000 IN GRANTS
Station Partners with NBCUniversal Foundation to Support Innovative Programs
Submission Deadline of August 15th Nears
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NEW YORK - July 19, 2012 – The deadline is fast approaching at NBC 4 New York for nonprofits in the tri-state area to compete for 21st Century Solutions grants, an new initiative that calls for local organizations implementing new and innovative programs to apply. The NBCUniversal Foundation will award one winner with a $100,000 grant and two runners-up with $50,000 each, totaling $200,000 in grants for nonprofit organizations in the tri-state area. The final date for submission is August 15th. NBC 4 New York is among the ten NBC Owned Television Stations that are participating in the 21st Century Solutions grant program.
“We are excited to have partnered with NBCUniversal Foundation for this innovative program that supports our community,” said Michael Jack, President and General Manager of NBC 4 New York. “We strongly encourage all eligible nonprofits to submit an application for consideration before the mid-August deadline passes.”
21st Century Solutions supports high-impact, innovative programs in the categories of Arts and Media, Civic Engagement, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Community Development, Technology and Innovation, Education and Environment. Qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations wishing to compete in the grant challenge can review the eligibility criteria and complete applications on the NBC 4 New York website (http://www.nbcnewyork.com/21stCenturySolutions/overview). Applications must be received by August 15th and winners will be announced later this year.
Through the competitive grant process, NBC New York and NBCUniversal Foundation are working together to help communities identify opportunities for positive change and support nonprofits putting new ideas into action. The 21st Century Solutions grant program has also been implemented at NBC Owned Television Stations representing Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, D.C., providing a total of $1.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations.
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For more information, please contact Dawn Rowan, NBC 4 New York, 212-664-5247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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