Think your non-profit has a truly cutting-edge, innovative program that makes a difference in the community? It might win $50,000 (or $25,000) from 21st Century Solutions, a $1.2 million local grant challenge created by NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC Owned Television Stations. Programs must fall under at least one of the following issue areas: Arts and Media, Civic Engagement, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Community Development, Technology and Innovation, Education, and Environment. Qualifying 501(c)3 organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area (defined as the counties of Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa) can apply for competitive grants through NBC Bay Area. For more information, find NBC Bay Area’s statement below.
We’d like to share some good news! NBC Bay Area is launching a new initiative called 21st Century Solutions – a grant challenge for nonprofit organizations implementing new and innovative programs that are moving our city forward. In partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation, the signature grant
program will award the winner with $50,000, and two runners-up with $25,000 each, totaling $100,000 grants in the Bay Area.
The grant challenge is open to eligible 501 (c) (3) organizations implementing innovative programs, which are approximately less than three years old, that are addressing new emerging challenges or ongoing issues in new ways. We will accept applications in seven program areas including Arts and Media, Civic Engagement, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Community Development, Technology and Innovation, Education, and Environment.
Through this competitive grant process, we hope to identify opportunities for positive change, spark conversations with community leaders like you, and support nonprofits that are creating results-driven change in our community. We’re excited by this new opportunity to continue to work with organizations that are committed to improving our communities. So please share this information about 21st Century Solutions with colleagues and community partners. Organizations can apply now through August 15th. For more information about the grant or to apply, go to http://www.nbcbayarea.com/21stCenturySolutions/overview/?fullSite=y.
We look forward to receiving your nominations!
Director, Community Marketing
NBC Bay Area