Our Mission

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.

To bring change in these areas, the Kaitz Foundation focusses its grant making on three organizations with a proven record of increasing diversity within cable:

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation

Created in 1989, the foundation prepares minority youth for careers in media by bringing together students and partner companies in a unique, multi-year internship program.

Women in Cable Telecommunications

Since its founding in 1979, WICT has remained steadfast in its resolve to advance the position and influence of women through proven leadership programs and services at both the national and local level.

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications

Founded in 1980, NAMIC educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the telecommunications industry through its 17 nationwide chapters.