Grant Challenge Event

Let's Kick Off 2018 by building partnerships and learning about a new grant opportunity to expand your non-profit!

Grant Applications are Open

January 12, 2018 - February 2, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit:

You're invited to hear about The NBC4 and Telemundo Washington Project Innovation Grant Challenge.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

5:30 - 8:00 pm


5:30pm - Registration & Networking

6:15pm - Program - NBC4 & Telemundo Washington

7:15pm - Networking & Refreshments


Studio Xfinity DC, 715 7th St NW, Washington DC

Past NBCU Foundation Grant Winners

The Arc of Northern Virginia - Awarded $50,000 in 2016

EmployMate is an app curriculum available on iPads, tablets, and smartphones that provides supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The app acts as a virtual travel trainer and job coach and will provide a fully and easily customizable tool to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities navigate the working and social world by themselves. The Arc of Northern Virginia will also use the app to train disability professionals in area school systems, government agencies, and service provider organizations to use these apps with their students and clients to better assist those with disabilities.

Montgomery Comm TV Inc. - Awarded $25,000 in 2016

The Multimedia Journalism Explorer’s program will use backpack journalism skills to enable students to create and share their personal book reviews using multimedia content creation and blogging. This program focuses on using the tools of technology to open the digital world for disadvantaged youth in the community. Maximizing the resources of the public library, and training library staff to use multimedia production technology, means that this program is self-sustaining and can be replicated anywhere there is a public access station and a public library with multimedia production technology.

Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop - Awarded $50,000 in 2015

Free Minds empowers young inmates to pursue positive life paths and to end the cycle of violence and incarceration in our community. The Reentry program provides an immersive, month-long paid apprenticeship to Free Minds members (age 16-28) released from prison to build on literacy skills the youth developed through the prison book club and poetry program. Apprentices are hired by formerly-incarcerated members of the DC Community dedicated to giving back. The program is run entirely by formerly-incarcerated business owners. Free Minds is the only organization in DC that provides programming from the time of arrest through out incarceration to returning home.