NBCU invests in students via nonprofits

$400,000 in grants awarded to seven groups

The NBC Universal Foundation has awarded $400,000 in grants to seven area nonprofits working with middle and high school students.

The organizations include A Place Called Home, Encompass, Girls Inc., Heart of Los Angeles, Salesian Boys & Girls Club, School on Wheels and WriteGirl. Foundation representatives presented the groups with checks at a Thursday ceremony at Universal Studios Hollywood.

The grants are part of a $1.2 million commitment by the NBC Uni foundation to 29 nonprofits in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York and Washington.