Full Spectrum receives NBCUniversal Foundation grant

Chicago’s Full Spectrum Features has received a generous award from the NBCUniversal Foundation to support their Chicago Independent Producers Lab, a partnership with the Chicago Film Office.

The Chicago Independent Producers Lab broadens the professional networks and producing expertise of participants through a series of hands-on workshops and one-on-one sessions with local and national industry mentors.

See the list of all 2021 Project Innovation winners below.

Presented in partnership with NBCUniversal Local, NBCUniversal’s division that includes the Company’s local media businesses, this year’s Project Innovation grant winners were selected by NBC/Telemundo owned stations in the 11 participating markets. The winners include 100 non-profits that serve communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Hartford, CT, Dallas-Fort Worth, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, Southern California, Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Washington, D.C. markets.  

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC/Telemundo owned stations increased this year’s grant funding by $1 million dollars to $3.475 million, up from $2.475 million. The program’s four grant categories included: Community Engagement, Culture of Inclusion, Next Generation Storytellers and Youth Education and Empowerment. 

Since 2018, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC/Telemundo owned stations in 11 markets have presented a total of $10.9 million in Project Innovation grants to 299 nonprofits that are solving everyday problems in our communities through their one-of-a-kind programs.  

2021 Project Innovation winners: 

NBC 10 and Telemundo Boston 

$100,000

Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc.

$80,000

Chica

$50,000

Change is Simple, Inc.

Silver Lining Mentoring, Inc.

$25,000

National Braille Press, Inc.

$10,000

America Scores New England


NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago 

$65,000

Full Spectrum Features NFP

$40,000

Always Giving Back Foundation

Chicago Training Center

CreatiVets

Viator House of Hospitality

$30,000

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

Firebird Community Arts

Humanity Rising, Inc.


NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut

$75,000

Music Haven, Inc.

The New Haven Diaper Bank, Inc.

$51,500

Havenly 

$35,000

Community Resources for Justice, Inc.

Discovering Amistad

$25,000

Connecticut Invention Convention, Inc.

$11,000

Connecticut Radio Information System

$7,500

Connecticut Humane Society


NBC 5 Dallas/Fort Worth and Telemundo 39

$75,000

Taste Project

$50,000

Minnie’s Food Pantry, Inc.

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

$25,000

HOPE Farm, Inc.

HOPE Tutoring Center, Inc.

$20,000

One Man’s Treasure

Meals on Wheels Collin County

$15,000

Casa of Tarrant County, Inc.

Elevate Dallas

$10,000

Resource Center of Dallas, Inc.

Design Connect Create


NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 

$60,000

Latino U College Access

$50,000

America’s Grow-a-Row 

STEM From Dance

You Gotta Believe The Older Child Adoption and Permanency Movement

$30,000

Students 2 Science

City Parks Foundation

$25,000

Educational Video Center, Inc.

$20,000

Salvadori Center Ltd.


NBC10 Philadelphia and Telemundo62 

$75,000

Tree House Books

$45,000

Philadelphia VIP, Inc.

$40,000

Healthy NewsWorks

$30,000

Community Foundation of New Jersey

$25,000

Clay Studio

Delaware Guidance Services for Children and Youth, Inc.

$20,000

Federation of Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Girls on the Run Philadelphia

Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement

$15,000

The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County


NBC 7 San Diego and Telemundo 20 

$49,420

The David’s Harp Foundation, Inc.

$45,000

Just in Time for Foster Youth

$40,000

Leap to Success, Inc.

Outdoor Outreach

$30,000

ElderHelp of San Diego

$25,000

STAR/PAL

$20,000

ProduceGood

$16,395

Paving Great Futures

New Village Arts, Inc.

WILDCOAST

Dreams for Change, Inc.


NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48

$50,000

RYSE, Inc.

Techbridge Girls

Youth Radio

$25,000

Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

Project Open Hand

St. Francis Center of Redwood City

$20,000

CatchLight

Next Generation Scholars, Inc.

Project Invent

$10,000

Girls Leading Girls, Inc.

The Oakland Public Education Fund

Upwardly Global


NBC6 and Telemundo 51 Miami 

$50,000

Breakthrough Miami, Inc.

Young Musicians Unite, Inc.

Health In The Hood, Inc.

$30,000

Friendship Circle of Miami, Inc.

Code/Art, Inc.

After School Film Institute, Inc.

YWCA of Greater Miami Dade, Inc.

$25,000

Dream In Green, Inc.

$20,000

O, Miami


NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles

$100,000

CASA of Los Angeles

$50,000

EmpowHer Institute, Inc.

Koreatown Youth and Community Center, Inc.

$45,000

Wall Las Memorias Project

Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy

$25,000

Children’s Burn Foundation


NBC4 Washington and Telemundo 44 

$50,000

MusicianShip Inc.

La Cocina VA

Ayuda

$37,000

Life Pieces to Masterpieces

$25,000

DC Scores

$20,000

Children’s Law Center

The Shepherd’s Table, Inc.

Gearin’ Up Bicycles

La Clinica del Pueblo, Inc.

$13,000

Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, Inc.

$10,000

New Futures

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