At Comcast, we believe diverse entrepreneurs play an essential role growing jobs and building wealth. Business leaders and young innovators – especially those of color – often don’t have the funding or resources to bring their ideas to life and excel in a digital world.
As part of Comcast’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are recognizing the remarkable contributions of the Hispanic and Latino community across our company and beyond. We recently spoke with Jesse Iniguez, owner of “Back of the Yards Coffee” and a recipient of services from Comcast RISE, our multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen small businesses owned by people of color hardest hit by the pandemic, through monetary grants, marketing resources, and technology upgrades.
NEW YORK, September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Comcast announced today a second round of cities to receive grants from the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, providing $6 million additional dollars to hundreds of small businesses owned by people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others, bringing the total to $11 million in grants awarded as part of the Comcast RISE Investment Fund initiative.
Looking back on a year that exposed long-standing inequities in our society, the Black Lives Matter movement and too many injustices continue to show us that there is much work to be done to create real and lasting change. It has been heartbreaking to witness these painful events unfold, including the murder of George Floyd.
While last summer was a pivotal moment, equity and inclusion have been deeply rooted values since our founding. And they remain defining truths of who we are and what we do.
May 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Comcast today released the names of 100 Chicago and Cook County small businesses owned by people of color that will receive $10,000 grants from the Comcast RISE Investment Fund.
NEW YORK, April 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Comcast today announced it will award 13,000 Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses, which includes Hispanic and Asian American owned businesses among others, across the country with monetary grants, technology makeovers and marketing services from Comcast RISE by 2022.
NEW YORK, February 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Comcast today announced the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, providing $5 million dollars of grants to hundreds of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses.
Independent small businesses are the backbone of our communities, and right now, more than ever, small businesses are hurting. This is especially true for Black-owned businesses, who have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic, according to a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
NEW YORK, October 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today launched Comcast RISE, an initiative created to help strengthen and empower small businesses hard hit by COVID-19. The Comcast RISE program will help thousands of small businesses over the next three years.
The multi-faceted program offers grants, marketing and technology upgrades, including media campaigns and connectivity, computer and voice equipment, as well as free marketing insights to all applicants.