NBC 5, Telemundo 39 and NBC Universal Foundation Award $100,000 to Three Dallas-Fort Worth Area Nonprofits

NBC 5 and Telemundo 39, in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation, today announced that three North Texas area nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $100,000 as part of the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge.

In Dallas-Fort Worth, the following organizations are the recipients of a 21st Century Solutions grant:

Promise House – $50,000

Promise House was awarded a $50,000 grant in support of their partnering with the Dallas Independent School District to operate six weekly drop-in centers for the 2,242 homeless students enrolled in DISD schools. The main goal of the project is to keep kids in school. In addition to stocking the centers with food, clothing and toiletries, Promise House staff provide youth with emotional support and connect them with the resources they need to build brighter futures.

Café Momentum – $25,000

Café Momentum was awarded a $25,000 grant for partnering with the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Department to serve the young men and women who are at the highest risk for recidivism. Café Momentum provides job training programs for adjudicated youth, creates individualized systems of care, mentorship, life and leadership skills training, and assists with basic needs such as housing, legal advocacy and healthcare.

Meals on Wheels Collin County/Collin County Committee on Aging – $25,000

Meals on Wheels Collin County/Collin County Committee on Aging was awarded a $25,000 grant for The Generation Project, which is the only outreach and education summer meal program in Collin County that feeds at risk seniors and children together. Meals on Wheels Collin County provides over 250,000 home delivered and congregate meals to seniors at risk for hunger along with a new summer initiative for feeding at risk youth. The project provides healthy nutrition, education, and relationship building through meals while serving as a conduit to promote healthy behaviors and hunger prevention among the most vulnerable populations, our seniors and children.

"We are dedicated to harnessing the power of all of our platforms to make a positive difference in the communities we serve," said Tom Ehlmann, NBC 5 President and General Manager. "We're proud to once again partner with the NBCUniversal Foundation to support these impactful programs through our innovative 21st Century Solutions grant challenge."

"As local broadcasters, we value giving back to North Texas. Empowering and uniting our community is good for us all," said John Trevino, Telemundo 39 President and General Manager. "Through NBCUniversal's 21st Century Solutions grant program, we are able to provide local organizations with funds to continue their growth and provide valuable services to North Texas."

For the fourth consecutive year, the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge is awarding a total of $1.2 million to 30 nonprofits in 10 communities across the country served by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, including
Dallas-Fort Worth. Each of the NBCUniversal-owned stations promoted the initiative locally and created a community panel to review and select the final grant recipients. One winning organization and two runners-up are being awarded grants in each community.

The grants support impactful programs that offer bold, new ideas that move communities forward. Winners are being awarded in the following categories: Media Arts and Technology, Civic Engagement, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Education and Environment.

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), online at NBCDFW.com and our other digital and social media platforms.

About Telemundo39 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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