We have a longstanding commitment to advancing digital equity, closing the digital divide, and addressing both digital literacy and the homework gap.
In today’s digital age, technology is the primary conduit to economic opportunity, and it is vital to how we work, play, learn, and connect with one another. Driven by this knowledge, in early 2021 we announced we will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to reach 50 million low-income Americans with tools and resources to succeed in the digital world, including tens of thousands of low-income Coloradans.
We focus on addressing digital inequities in under-resourced communities through our Internet Essentials program, Lift Zone initiative and support of local digital literacy training and skills building programs. We support programs that increase competency and confidence in technology, spark interest in technology careers, and help entrepreneurs build upon technology skills to launch and grow their businesses.
Since our founding, Comcast has prioritized giving back to our local communities, and for 20 years, our passion for volunteerism has been expressed through Comcast Cares Day, which is now a year-round program giving our employees more ways to get involved.
The new approach to Comcast Cares is built on the three simple concepts of “serve,” “give” and “grow.” That includes initiatives from virtually volunteering with our digital equity nonprofit partners, to an employee Matching Gift Program, to serving on local nonprofit boards.
We continually re-think and re-imagine how we can best serve our communities and drive substantial change.
We have a unique ability to leverage our far-reaching storytelling platforms to educate our audiences and ignite conversations about critical issues shaping the world.
We work with our community partners to donate video production services and airtime to help tell their important stories and reach people who can benefit and help support their programs.
Example PSAs created to support our community partners.
$44.4 million total cash and in-kind charitable contributions invested in Colorado nonprofits over the last three years, including COVID-19 relief efforts valued at more than $1.5 million.
266 nonprofit partner organizations supported across Colorado, including local United Ways, Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, Boys & Girls Clubs across the state, Easterseals, Mi Casa Resource Center, and many others.
480,000 low-income Coloradans connected to the Internet at home through Internet Essentials since 2011.