Comcast funding of minority groups that backed NBC merger

A long list of minority groups — collectively recipients of millions of dollars from Comcast Corp.’s foundation — supported the company’s buyout of NBC Universal, either by writing the Federal Communications Commission to endorse the deal or signing an agreement with Comcast related to the transaction. Similar support could be crucial as Comcast pursues a bid for Time Warner Cable.

* The endorsement letter came from 11 members of the Congressional Black Caucus, not from the foundation itself.

Source: Center for Public Integrity and New York Times analysis of IRS filings of Comcast Foundation Form 990s, Federal Communications Commission filings