Comcast has announced a third round of cities to receive grants from the Comcast RISE Investment Fund. 10,000 grants will be awarded to 500 small businesses in Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and the Twin Cities, providing $5 million additional dollars to hundreds of small businesses owned by people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, and women, bringing the total to $16 million in grants awarded as part of the Comcast RISE Investment Fund.
Beginning on June 1, and through June 14, eligible businesses in Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and the Twin Cities can apply for a $10,000 grant at www.ComcastRISE.com. A total of 100 grants per city, or 500 grants overall, will be awarded in July 2022. The Investment Fund is an extension of Comcast RISE, the multi year, multi faceted initiative launched in October 2020 to support small businesses and provide the resources and tools they need today and in the future.
The Comcast RISE Investment Fund is focused on small businesses that have been in business for three or more years with 125 employees. Businesses must be in the following geographic locations to be eligible: Atlanta, GA (Cobb, Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties); Detroit, MI, Hamtramck, MI, and Highland Park, MI; Minneapolis St. Paul, MN (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties); Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia County); or Pittsburgh, PA (Allegheny County). Additionally, Comcast RISE also offers the opportunity for businesses across the country to apply for marketing and technology services from Comcast Business and Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable. For full details, eligibility requirements, and to apply visit www.ComcastRISE.com.