NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 Dallas-Fort Worth Partner With NBCUniversal Foundation To Award Grants Totaling $100,000

NBCUniversal’s 21st Century Solutions Grant Program Kicks Off Fourth Year

NBC 5 / KXAS-TV and Telemundo 39 / KXTX-TV are partnering with the NBCUniversal Foundation to launch the fourth annual 21st Century Solutions program, a grant challenge for local non-profit organizations implementing new and innovative programs.

21st Century Solutions supports non-profit organizations addressing community challenges with fresh perspectives and encourages social innovation to make change.

“It is our responsibility to serve North Texas communities and we do so in a number of ways, from providing daily news and information to alerting viewers when severe weather may damage their homes or threaten their lives,” said Tom Ehlmann, President and General Manager of NBC 5. “Our partnerships with local non-profit communities are another way for us to reach out and touch people, especially people in need of help. We are delighted to be able to take the 21st Century Solutions program into its fourth year offering grants to worthy organizations that truly make a difference.”

“Serving our community is our responsibility and our primary focus; it’s what drives and motivates us. For the fourth consecutive year we are proud to offer grants to local, non-profit organizations that are making a real difference in North Texas through our 21st Century Solutions program,” said John Trevino, President and General Manager of Telemundo 39.

The competitive grant program is open to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations that are implementing progressive programs that address emerging or ongoing community challenges in the areas of civic engagement, education, environment, jobs and economic empowerment, media arts and technology. NBC 5 and Telemundo 39’s goal is to highlight organizations addressing community issues in new and creative ways.

Interested 501 (c)(3) organizations wishing to compete in the grant challenge can review the eligibility criteria and complete an application at www.nbcdfw.com/21stCenturySolutions by July 3, 2015. Three North Texas organizations will win grants totaling $100,000 to be announced by the end of the year.

About NBCUniversal Foundation

NBCUniversal Foundation works to advance initiatives at the cross-section of societal needs and NBCUniversal's priorities. The Foundation supports today's changemakers - those individuals, programs and organizations which strive to move communities forward - through leadership, empowerment, technology, and innovation. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.

About NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS is the NBC Owned television station serving the communities of North Texas with quality news and entertainment programming on NBC 5, COZI TV (Digital 5.2) and online at NBCDFW.com.

About Telemundo 39 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXTX

Telemundo 39 / KXTX is Telemundo's local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community throughout North Texas. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 39 delivers award-winning local breaking news, weather, entertainment and sports programming across a variety of platforms, including on air, online at Telemundo39.com and via mobile and social media channels.

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