Comcast announces $100 million commitment for social justice, equality

Comcast announces $100 million commitment for social justice, equality

Comcast has announced a three-year, $100 million commitment in support of efforts to advance social justice and equality.

The commitment includes $75 million in cash grants and $25 million in media across Comcast, NBCUniversal, and Sky properties in support of national and local organizations working to address inequality in its many forms. Grant recipients include the Community Justice Action Fund, the Equal Justice Initiative, the National Urban League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the National Action Network.

The company also will support additional diversity and inclusion education for its employees; use its media resources to highlight African-American voices and perspectives and shed light on societal issues related to race, including a series of town halls on NBC News; and support efforts to address digital inequities, including digital skills training for youth and adults.

"I want to sincerely thank those of you who have reached out and courageously shared your experiences and fears," wrote Comcast chair and CEO Brian L. Roberts in a blog post. "We look forward to hearing more of your insightful ideas for our path ahead to a better future. Together, we are facing a painful yet powerful moment — one that presents us with a renewed opportunity to do better and to create substantive and sustainable change."