The NBC Owned Television Stations are gearing up for its annual social innovation grant challenge, 21st Century Solutions. For the second year running, the program will award 30 grants totaling $1.2 million to local non-profits in the 10 markets where NBC owns local stations.
The application process will be run through the station’s websites. One winner and two runners-up will be awarded grants in each of the ten participating markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Miami-Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Hartford-New Haven.
“Our stations are proud to partner with some of the most innovative non-profit organizations in the communities we serve,” Valari Staab, president of the NBC Owned Television Stations, said in a statement. “21st Century Solutions enables us to help create positive change in the places where we live and serve.”