NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth Partners With NBCUniversal Foundation To Award Grants Totaling $100,000 To Local Non-profits

NBCUniversal's 21st Century Solutions Grant Program Kicks Off Second Year

Jul 08, 2013, 15:59 ET from NBC 5 / KXAS-TV

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC 5 / KXAS-TV is partnering with the NBCUniversal Foundation to launch its second annual 21st Century Solutions program, a grant challenge for local non-profit organizations implementing new and innovative programs.

21st Century Solutions supports initiatives designed to address emerging and ongoing community challenges in new and creative ways.  By focusing on social innovation, the program hopes to encourage non-profit organizations that address these pressing matters with fresh perspectives.

"It is our responsibility to serve our North Texas communities and we do so in a number of ways, from providing daily news and information to alerting viewers when severe weather may damage their homes or threaten their lives.  Our partnerships with local non-profit communities are another way for us to reach out and touch the people in our viewing area, especially people in need of help.  We are delighted to be able to take the 21st Century Solutions program into its second year offering grants to worthy organizations that truly make a difference," said Tom Ehlmann, president and general manager of NBC 5.

The competitive grant program is open to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations that are implementing progressive programs that address emerging or ongoing community challenges in the areas of Civic Engagement, Education, Environment, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Media Arts and Technology.  NBC 5's goal is to highlight organizations addressing community issues in new and creative ways.

Interested organizations wishing to compete in the grant challenge can review the eligibility criteria and complete an application at www.NBCDFW.com by July 31, 2013.  Three North Texas organizations will win grants totaling $100,000 to be announced by the end of the year.

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About NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.