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Comcast RISE

Comcast RISE – Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment – was created to help strengthen and empower small businesses hard hit by the pandemic. Exciting news: Small businesses in Cook County owned by women and people of color can apply for $10,000 grants from the Comcast RISE Investment Fund from October 3-16. 

In addition to the Investment Fund, Comcast RISE provides the opportunity for small businesses owned by women and people of color in Comcast’s nationwide footprint to apply to receive technology services from Comcast Business or marketing services from Effectv, Comcast’s advertising sales division.

To date, more than 9,500 Comcast RISE awardees have been announced in 704 cities – including Chicago and Cook County – across 37 states, and the program is on track to provide support to 13,000 small businesses by the end of 2022.

Comcast RISE is part of Project UP, Comcast’s comprehensive initiative to advance digital equity and help provide underrepresented small businesses gain access to digital tools and funding. Over the next 10 years, Comcast has committed $1 billion to programs, like Comcast RISE, and partnerships designed to help an estimated 50 million people access the skills, opportunities and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.

Visit for more information and to apply for the grant program or marketing and technology services. 

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