NBCUniversal Local Impact Grants 2024 Eligibility Requirements

Organizations must be physically located within one of the 11 NBC and Telemundo owned television markets (DMA) and provide services in the same area.

2024 Eligibility Requirements

  • Organization must be a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • Fiscally sponsored organizations are eligible. If you are a fiscally sponsored organization, please work with your fiscal sponsor to complete the application.  If you have any questions about applying through a fiscal sponsor, please submit a question by clicking the “Contact Us” button on the application portal.
  • The applying organization’s total expenses must be between $100,000 and $1,000,000.   
  • The applying organization’s revenue must be greater than $100,000.
  • Grant award will not be over 30% of the organization’s total expenses.
  • The applying organization must have been in existence and in operation for at least one year.
  • The applying organization must have local programing in one of the three grant categories: 
    • Youth Education and Empowerment - In-school and out-of-school programs that equip youth with the tools they need to succeed, including STEM/ STEAM education and youth entrepreneurship. Examples include: academic enrichment programs, youth development programs, Science, Tech, Engineering, Art or Math programs/camps. These are programs that serve mostly people under 24 years of age.
    • Next Generation Storytellers - Programs that promote access and develop pathways for emerging talent and youth voices from underrepresented communities to explore careers in arts, news, sports and entertainment. Examples include: arts education, filmmaking training, or storytelling programs.
    • Community Engagement - Programs that enable individuals to engage and volunteer in their communities. Examples include: citizen engagement programs, volunteering events, campaigns responding to community members’ needs (e.g. food insecurity, health services).
  • Organization must not have received any cash, grant funding, or sponsorship from Comcast NBCUniversal or an NBC and/or Telemundo owned stations in an amount equal to or exceeding $10,000 per year during any of the past three (3) years. This includes but is not limited to previous Project Innovation winners, previous NBCUniversal Local Impact Grants winners, Comcast NBCUnites partners, NBCUniversal NBC and Telemundo owned stations, and Comcast Corporation or Foundation grantees. 
  • NBCUniversal Local Impact Grants will only award one grant per Tax ID number, across all eleven markets. If your organization shares a Tax ID number, please coordinate internally as only one application across all markets will be accepted for consideration as a finalist for a grant.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, NBC and Telemundo owned stations are committed to supporting the interests and needs of our diverse communities. The following organizations are not eligible to apply:
    • Labor Organizations, Causes or Programs
    • Political Organizations, Causes or Programs
    • Religious Organizations, Causes or Programs
    • Schools, Educational Institutions and their affiliated fundraising entities and foundations (including elementary, secondary and universities). Fiscally sponsored schools are not eligible.



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Organization's headquarters and/or programming is applying must be located within one of the 11 NBC and Telemundo television markets (DMAs) as identified HERE.

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