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NCTA Foundation Mission

The NCTA Foundation is dedicated to community development and, through strategic funding support and partnership activities, provides opportunity for individuals, especially America’s youth, to grow and prosper in today’s digital world. The foundation seeks to support organizations and projects that leverage broadband-related technology and services to meet community needs.

For any questions regarding the activities of the NCTA Foundation, please contact Dave Pierce, Executive Director, at [email protected]. Please note the NCTA Foundation does not encourage unsolicited requests for partnerships or funding.


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Check out how the NCTA Foundation is partnering with non-profits to help the Washington DC community connect to and thrive in the digital world.

2016 NCTA Foundation Partnership Projects

Byte Back

NCTA Foundation’s partnership helps Byte Back extend the reach of its computer training and career preparation by creating a video production studio that will also support new virtual classroom opportunities.

Build Metro DC

NCTA Foundation’s partnership supports BUILD’s growth through a pilot project to teach students coding, web and graphic design skills, allowing them to create digital-based businesses like web and mobile apps, and games.

A Wider Circle

NCTA Foundation’s partnership enables A Wider Circle to vastly expand their capabilities for educational programming in workforce readiness by outfitting a new computer lab, classroom and conference center with a wide range of technology resources.

The Walter Kaitz Foundation


The Walter Kaitz Foundation stands at the center of the cable industry’s long-standing commitment to diversity as it seeks to advance the contributions of women and multi-ethnic professionals in cable. Through the funds we raise, the organizations we support, and the programs we produce, the Walter Kaitz Foundation serves as a catalyst for increasing diversity in cable in three areas – its workforce, its supplier base and its programming.


Each fall, the Kaitz Dinner brings together leaders from across the media and communications industries to build significant support for the advancement of inclusion and diversity throughout our businesses. Learn more about this important event that continues our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Veterans Advisory Council & Mission Media

Military veterans have long been recognized as an outstanding talent pool. Their extensive leadership and teamwork experience make them an ideal workforce – especially in a fast moving, ever changing industry like cable. With so many experienced men and women returning home and seeking careers, cable companies know the value in hiring military veterans and their families.

Mission Media

Mission MediaDebuting in September 2015, Mission Media is a signature program of the cable industry to further the industry’s efforts to encourage recent military veterans to join cable’s ranks. Developed by the industry’s Veterans Advisory Council under the chairmanship of NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell, and led by the Cable & Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA), Mission Media stems from the collective desire of companies in the cable industry to take a systematic, industry-level approach to the hiring of veterans, retaining them, and promoting the cable industry as a desirable place to work.

A signing ceremony between the cable industry and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, was its first activity. The ceremony underscored and affirmed cable’s on-going commitment to provide supportive work environments for those currently serving in the reserves and the National Guard.




Veteran's Advisory Council

Photographed Above: (Seated) Neil Smit, President & CEO, Comcast Cable, Nancy Duboc, President & CEO, A&E Networks, Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA, (Standing) Major General Tony German and Alex Baird, Principal Deputy Director Dept. Of Defense Family and Employer Programs and Policy attend the Cable Industry Launches Mission Media To Further Efforts To Hire Veterans event on September 30, 2015 in New York City. 



Hear from Veterans Working in Cable

Military Veterans and The Cable Industry - The Perfect Match