You can make a big difference by shopping small at Comcast RISE businesses. Comcast RISE is supporting the growth of all small businesses and entrepreneurs committed to uplifting their local communities. The program is built to help businesses and their communities thrive with a focus on economic growth. This year, Comcast RISE will award 500 recipients in five cities with a grant package that includes business consultation services, educational resources, monetary grant, creative production, media schedule, and a technology makeover. Check back in August for the announcement of our next group of Comcast RISE recipients.


Comcast RISE was created in 2020 to help small businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 recover and thrive. To date, 13,500 small businesses were awarded with over $125 million in monetary, marketing, and technology grants. Using learnings from our first phase, we proudly brought Comcast RISE back in expanded form in 2023 to focus on expansion and growth as small businesses transition from pandemic recovery. Comcast continues its efforts and helps an even broader range of small businesses, while continuing to focus on diversity, inclusion, and community investment.

A pathway toward digital equity

Comcast RISE is part of Project UP, Comcast’s comprehensive initiative to advance digital equity and help build a future of unlimited possibilities.

Wondering how you can help support Comcast RISE businesses? Visit the Recipients page to find businesses to patron in your area.

Check out NBCUniversal Open Doors for more resources for small business owners. For more information on Comcast’s continuing programs and partnerships to advance economic mobility and open doors for the next generation of entrepreneurs, visit Project UP.

Comcast presents
Culture Capital

A three-part series, where we’ll sit at the table with nine game-changing entrepreneurs and venture through what it means to build a business from the dream up – from innovation to branding to the purpose of it all.

And while currency is essential for business, capital is more than just cash – it’s the never-ending connections to culture that keep us on the cutting edge.