United Way of Williamson County and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee were among the local groups that shared in more than $20,000 in grants that the Comcast Foundation awarded in Middle Tennessee this year.
The organizations receiving the grants participated in the 15th annual ‘Comcast Cares Day’ this past April. Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, is Comcast and NBCUniversal’s signature day of service and the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort.
In Middle Tennessee, hundreds of volunteers assisted with various community projects including park and trail clean-ups, playground improvements, food and blood drives, and clean-up days at local non-profits.
“Comcast is thrilled to award these grants to our deserving partner organizations that strengthen our communities each and every day,” said Valerie Gillespie, Comcast area vice president, in a press release announcing the grants. “During Comcast Cares Day and year-round, the tireless work of these nonprofit organizations is so important to the citizens of Tennessee.”
The Middle Tennessee groups that got foundation grants were:
- United Way Of Williamson County
- United Way Of Sumner County
- United Way Of Rutherford County
- Operation Stand Down Tennessee
- Salama Urban Ministries Inc.
- Friends Of Riverside Drive
- American National Red Cross
- Boys And Girls Club Of Middle Tennessee
- Hands On Nashville
- Oasis Center
- Pencil Foundation
- Second Harvest Food Bank Of Middle Tennessee
- Urban League Of Middle Tennessee
The grants will help Comcast’s local community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year.
For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.