Comcast Contributes $50,000 to Brown Hope for COVID Response



Comcast Contributes $50,000 to Brown Hope for COVID Response

More than 15,000 contributors have donated to Portland’s Black Resilience Fund (the Fund), launched on June 1 as a response to the murder of George Floyd, and the traumas Black Portlanders are experiencing from police violence and increasing racial disparities caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Today Comcast joined the rapidly growing movement by donating $50,000 to Brown Hope in support of the Black Resilience Fund.

“Comcast is sending a strong signal that it’s time for companies to invest in social justice and show up for our Black neighbors in new and important ways,” said Brown Hope’s CEO Cameron Whitten, who co-founded the Black Resilience Fund with Salomé Chimuku.

The donation to Brown Hope is part of Comcast’s multi-year plan to support organizations across the country that are advancing equality and social justice. The company’s pledge came in response to acts of violence against the Black community, and in acknowledgement of the structural racism that fuels these injustices. This national plan is in addition to the existing commitments the company currently makes to thousands of organizations supporting underrepresented communities through its Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and social impact programs.

“Portland, and Black Portlanders in particular, are hurting and we’re committed to supporting social justice efforts to drive meaningful change,” said David Tashjian, regional vice president of Comcast Oregon/SW Washington. “Brown Hope and its Black Resilience Fund are helping to drive that change which is why we’re proud to support their work.”

The Black Resilience Fund has received more than 10,000 applications for support, many of whom are small business owners struggling to access public assistance. To date, the Fund has provided more than $900,000 to Black Portlanders for basic necessities like groceries, utilities, and emergency rent relief.
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About Brown Hope
Brown Hope is a nonprofit and community solution for racial justice. We provide a bold vision of how to create platforms for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people to be seen, to love, and to
lead. The organization’s current programs include: the Black Resilience Fund, Power Hour, Blackstreet Bakery, and Equity & Beyond. Learn more at www.BrownHope.org

About Comcast Corporation  
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses:  Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global and operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts. Sky is one of Europe's leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services. It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights.