Comcast NBCUniversal is a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain, and empower our customers and communities. Through our strategic partnerships, employee engagement and work with local nonprofits, we create a sustainable, community-driven impact in the communities our customers and employees call home.
We believe goodwill is good for business. Comcast seeks to drive investments, develop deep community partnerships and provide technical resources that help create a lasting impact in cities and towns across Washington. In 2019 alone, Comcast allocated more than $6 million in cash and in-kind contributions to 50 nonprofit and community groups across our region.
What Do We Focus On?
So many causes deserve attention and support. At Comcast we focus on the following areas and go deep to create genuine, lasting impact:
Race and Social Justice: We invested $100 million into a multiyear plan to advance social justice and equality nationwide. Locally, we’re focused on bringing digital equity to BIPOC communities and helping advance opportunities for small businesses ran by marginalized groups of people.
Digital Equity: We are motivated to bridge the Digital Divide, which adversely impacts individuals, families, and diverse communities across our state. Our work brings connectivity, technology and digital skills to those that do not have it, and levels the playing field so all can participate in and benefit from Washington’s technology ecosystem.
Supporting Small Business: To promote economic stability, we are supporting the backbone of our community. Through our partnerships with local Business Improvement Areas or nonprofits dedicated to supporting businesses, and in collaboration with Comcast Business, our work ensures all businesses are supported in Washington.
For nonprofits, we help in several ways and funding is just the tip of the iceberg. Through our resources and corporate partnerships, we help create, enhance or support current and future programming for local 501(c)(3) organizations. Examples of our work include:
Have a unique idea? We are always seeking new and innovative paths to bridge the digital divide and support partners in our community.
The Communities We Serve
We seek to develop deep community partnerships that help promote goodwill and create a lasting impact on our state’s communities.
We serve and partner with groups including, but limited to, Women, LGBTQ, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous/Urban India, Black Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Veterans and Military Families, Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and low-income/vulnerable families.
We support a wide range of organizations in our state, including The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), Ada Developer Academy, Bunker Labs Seattle, Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County, Chief Seattle Club, Seattle Goodwill, Spokane Goodwill, Compass Housing Alliance, El Centro de la Raza, Hive Media Lab, Crosscut Media, the Seattle Pride Parade, Hack Nation, Mary’s Place, Seattle City Club, Social Venture Partners, YWCA of Washington, Easter Seals Washington, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, Technology Access Foundation (TAF), Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) and the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA).
Partnership Criteria We Evaluate
The Community Impact team seeks to develop and maintain community relationships over multiple years. It is the CI team that assesses, negotiates, funds, and in some cases, co-manages community programs for the short and long-term.
Below is an initial but not comprehensive list of criteria for evaluating new and existing partnerships:
For questions or inquiries, contact the Washington Community Impact team at WACommunity@Comcast.com.