AIDS advocacy organization Cable Positive as well as The Cable Center will receive a combined $300,000 in grants from the Motorola Foundation as part of the technology company’s new charitable giving program.
Motorola recently provided a $200,000 grant to Cable Positive to aid in the organization’s efforts to raise AIDS awareness and funds for AIDS education, research and care.
An additional $100,000 grant was awarded to support the Cable Center’s Chairman Endowment Campaign, a two-year fundraising drive to raise $10 million and to create a self-sustaining operational endowment that will allow The Cable Center to strengthen and broaden its programs and activities, according to Motorola.
The grants come on the heels of Motorola’s previously announced $150,000 grant to The National Association for Multi-ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC) to fund the launch of an online Diversity Video Channel.
Motorola expects to announce additional cable-industry grant recipients throughout 2008.
"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 in a statement. "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.”