At Comcast NBCUniversal, giving back is a core value and has been since our founding more than 50 years ago. We remain committed to using our company’s full scope of talent and technology to make a long-term, positive impact on our communities.
We hope you take a moment to view our corporate citizenship story in our latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report. This tells the story of how we are striving to foster connections between individuals, our families and our communities. Through investments totaling more than $15 million in cash and in-kind support locally, we helped individuals, programs and organizations that move our community forward through leadership, empowerment, technology and innovation.
Nationally, Comcast provides more than $500 million in cash and in-kind contributions to more than 2,200 nonprofits across the country.
Our unparalleled storytelling and media platforms, combined with our innovative technology and community connections, bring us closer to moments that change people’s lives. It is a responsibility we take seriously and it is why we continue to focus on closing the digital divide so everyone has an equal opportunity at success in the 21st century. Since 2011, we connected 750,000 low-income families in America to the power of the internet in their homes through our Internet Essentials program, including 33,000 families in Colorado.
Throughout 2016, we collaborated with many local organizations to bridge the digital divide. For example, we granted $100,000 to the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) to upgrade the technology equipment and resources in five “Internet Essentials Technology Hubs” located in DHA Opportunity Centers. The donation also enabled the Tech Hubs to host digital literacy training and computer classes in person and virtually for more than 17,000 DHA households.
We will continue to work with local partners in Colorado to move our communities forward by expanding digital literacy, promoting service, and building tomorrow’s leaders.