$1 million fund from Comcast to support diverse Oakland small businesses

This October, Comcast will be giving out $10,000 grants to small Oakland businesses led by people of color. One hundred grants will be issued from the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, just within Oakland. Businesses with 25 employees or fewer can apply for the grants between Oct. 1 and 14.

The Comcast RISE Investment Fund provides monetary grants to help small businesses owned by people of color grow as they navigate the challenges of the pandemic.

The Investment Fund is the latest extension of Comcast RISE – which stands for representation, investment, strength, and empowerment – a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in 2020 to provide people of color-owned small businesses the opportunity to apply for marketing and technology services from Comcast Business and Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable.

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