Comcast RISE stands for Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment. Comcast RISE, an initiative created in 2020 to help small businesses hard hit by COVID-19 recover and thrive, is one of several programs that Comcast has overseen as part of Project UP that are aimed at achieving digital equity. In the past two years since launching the program, we’ve provided over $110 million in monetary, marketing and technology grants.

Comcast looks forward to introducing a new phase of RISE in 2023, which will continue our efforts and help an even broader range of small businesses, while continuing our focus on diversity, inclusion and community investment. Comcast celebrates reaching the program’s goal of supporting 13,000 small businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 by providing monetary, marketing, and technology grants to strengthen and empower small businesses owned by women and people of color including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American among others.

With the program’s commitment now fulfilled, and to continue highlighting the recipients, Comcast is proud to premiere a new documentary, The Road to RISE, showcasing the stories of diverse entrepreneurs and small business owners from around the country. Watch the video to learn more about how we’ve helped small businesses thrive. 👇

Marketing and advertising consultations

Media placements over a 90-day period

Commercial creative production services

Technology services from Effectv and/or Comcast Business


“With Covid, we were seeking any means we could get aid towards our business because we were considered to be non-essential,” shared Comcast RISE recipient Angelus McFarlane, owner of Ravlin Martial Arts. “We were looking for a lot of different avenues for grants, and I came across this at 2 a.m. I’m grateful that a business like Comcast has taken interest in supporting small businesses. We were able to put the laptops and technology to use right away.”

Comcast RISE Recipients

A and K Real Estate Services
African Waistbeads by Ethea LLC
American Primary Home Care LLC
Aurum Legacy Group Inc
Av Consortium LLC
Balloon Decor
Beauty By Belem
Centro PC Tecnologias LLC
Certified Comfort AC and Heating Services LLC
Chief Gigs
CKQ Management LLC
Clarke Owo Ventures
Common Cents Content
CReed Global Enterprises LLC
DigiClicks LLC
Donnie Evans MD PA
Driftr Travels LLC
Drs Pahlavan and Nguyen PA
Dwanda Home HealthCare
Education Consulting Services
Emerald Total Care LLC
Emergent Business Solutions LLC
Entertainment Connect LLC
Environeer LLC
Epic Collaborative Advisors
Eshallence HD Inc
Estilo Salon and Spa LLC
Event Planners of Houston Inc
Farzan Ventures LLC
Fit Just4U Personal Training and Wellness Center LLC
Forward Times Publishing Company Inc
Freshco Enterprises Inc
Full Kolors
Graphic Stylus LLC
Griselda Sanchez
Groove Music School LLC
Heaven on Earth LLC
Houston Defender Newspaper Inc
Houston Joe Hardwood Floors
Houston Therapy Specialists LLC
Humessence LLC
iBrandMedia LLC
id Screen Print LLC
Inner Me LLC
Intensity fitness
IWE USA Services LLC
J Archer Insurance Group LLC
J Griffith Public Relations
KarisMed Medical Group
Kevo Arts
Kolor My Kanvas
Korean Journal Houston Inc
Kristins Perfect Pout LLC
LaSajania Wilkins
LY Electronics USA Inc
Makro Supply LLC
Martin Construction Management and Designs
Minority Print Media LLC
Moonflower Farms 1 LLC
Nafretiris Box
Northwest Tax Services LLC
Nurses at Heart Healthcare Staffing LLC
Oh My Jane boutique LLC
Pilotear LLC
PM3 Enterprises LLC
Purple Diva Productions LLC
Richmond Printing LLC
Rubio and Son Group LLC
Sahaja Investment LLC
Saladin Investments LLC
Simran Holdings
Songstress Group LLC
Stacked Pickle Texas LLC
Stellar Ledgers LLC
Sugar Land Family Dentistry
The Aminta Group LLC
The Bryant Heritage LLC
The Business of Charity LLC
The Genie In A Bottle LLC
The House of Chargois LLC
The Jewelry Instructor Inc
The Malkan Group LLC
The Mayanah Group LLC
The Tyson Insurance Agency
Top Comfort Enterprize
Valentino Virgin Hair
Variety LLC
White Orchid Hospice LLC
Zeal 365 LLC

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

Comcast will be continuing its efforts to positively impact small businesses in 2023. As many small businesses shift from pandemic recovery to long-term sustainability, the next evolution of the program will focus on helping businesses of all types accelerate growth. Its offerings will include complimentary marketing, technology, financial grants, business consulting, entrepreneurship training and other services.

Additional details about the program in 2023 will be forthcoming.