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
Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc.
Change is Simple, Inc.
Silver Lining Mentoring, Inc.
National Braille Press, Inc.
America Scores New England
NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago
Full Spectrum Features NFP
Always Giving Back Foundation
Chicago Training Center
Viator House of Hospitality
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
Firebird Community Arts
Humanity Rising, Inc.
NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut
Music Haven, Inc.
The New Haven Diaper Bank, Inc.
Community Resources for Justice, Inc.
Connecticut Invention Convention, Inc.
Connecticut Radio Information System
Connecticut Humane Society
NBC 5 Dallas/Fort Worth and Telemundo 39
Minnie’s Food Pantry, Inc.
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
HOPE Farm, Inc.
HOPE Tutoring Center, Inc.
One Man’s Treasure
Meals on Wheels Collin County
Casa of Tarrant County, Inc.
Resource Center of Dallas, Inc.
Design Connect Create
NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47
Latino U College Access
STEM From Dance
You Gotta Believe The Older Child Adoption and Permanency Movement
Students 2 Science
City Parks Foundation
Educational Video Center, Inc.
Salvadori Center Ltd.
NBC10 Philadelphia and Telemundo62
Tree House Books
Philadelphia VIP, Inc.
Community Foundation of New Jersey
Delaware Guidance Services for Children and Youth, Inc.
Federation of Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Girls on the Run Philadelphia
Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement
The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
NBC 7 San Diego and Telemundo 20
The David’s Harp Foundation, Inc.
Just in Time for Foster Youth
Leap to Success, Inc.
ElderHelp of San Diego
Paving Great Futures
New Village Arts, Inc.
Dreams for Change, Inc.
NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
Project Open Hand
St. Francis Center of Redwood City
Next Generation Scholars, Inc.
Girls Leading Girls, Inc.
The Oakland Public Education Fund
NBC6 and Telemundo 51 Miami
Breakthrough Miami, Inc.
Young Musicians Unite, Inc.
Health In The Hood, Inc.
Friendship Circle of Miami, Inc.
After School Film Institute, Inc.
YWCA of Greater Miami Dade, Inc.
Dream In Green, Inc.
NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles
CASA of Los Angeles
EmpowHer Institute, Inc.
Koreatown Youth and Community Center, Inc.
Wall Las Memorias Project
Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy
Children’s Burn Foundation
NBC4 Washington and Telemundo 44
La Cocina VA
Life Pieces to Masterpieces
Children’s Law Center
The Shepherd’s Table, Inc.
Gearin’ Up Bicycles
La Clinica del Pueblo, Inc.
Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, Inc.