Motorola Foundation pledges $700,000 to cable non-profits

Wed, 01/23/2008 - 7:46am
Mike Robuck

The Motorola Foundation announced a new program that will commit nearly $700,000 in grants, plus additional in-kind technology resources, across various cable industry non-profit groups to support education, diversity and inclusion causes.

By engaging both financial resources and technology, Motorola will help the recipient organizations implement initiatives that encourage career progression and support diversity.

Motorola Foundation grants that were recently awarded include:

• A $200,000 grant to Cable Positive, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to unifying the talents, resources, access and influence of the communications industry to raise AIDS awareness and promote the funding of AIDS education, research and care.

• A $100,000 grant in support of The Cable Center’s Chairman’s Endowment Campaign, which is a  two-year fundraising drive to raise $10 million and create a self-sustaining operational endowment that will allow the center to strengthen and broaden its programs and activities.

• A $150,000 grant to The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) to fund the launch of an online diversity video channel, which will showcase user-generated video content that reinforces NAMIC’s mission to educate, advocate and empower multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

"No other company has committed this level of financial support to cable-centric philanthropic organizations," said Dan Moloney, president of Motorola's Home and Networks Mobility business. "As our industry continues to grow, Motorola recognizes the importance of supporting our community by supporting key diversity inclusion initiatives, as well as providing resources to increase career development and opportunities for youth, women and minorities in the cable industry. We look forward to playing a key role in changing the cable industry landscape.”

Additional cable industry grant recipients will be announced throughout the year.

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