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Cox extends employee funded Community Investment Grant application period

Press release from Cox Communications

Cox Communications announced today that it has extend the deadline for non-profits to apply for up to $5,000 through its Cox Charities Community Innovation Grant. Cox Charities, an employee-led, funded, and guided giving program is now accepting applications through Thursday, September 30, at www.CoxCharitiesSER.org. The Community Investment Grant program started in 2015 and gives cash to 501(c)(3) organizations for programs that benefit individuals in Cox service areas. Applicants will receive their funding status in October 2021 and grant winners will receive payments in December 2021. 

Cox employees donate to Cox Charities through recurring payroll deductions and one-time gifts each year. The dollars are then invested into the areas where employees live. To date, nearly $700,000 has been given back to local communities in Cox’s Southeast Region, which includes Acadiana, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Florida’s Gulf Coast (Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach), Central Florida (Gainesville and Ocala) and Middle Georgia (Macon and Warner Robins).

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Community Investment Grants support nonprofit services in youth, education, social issues, and the arts.

  • Organizations must qualify for tax-exempt status under IRS code 501(c)(3) to be considered.
  • Agencies must be physically located and provide services within the Cox residential service area.
  • Applicants must meet a need in the community without a duplication of services.
  • Applicants should only submit one application; multiple requests will result in disqualification.
  • Nonprofits should visit www.CoxCharitiesSER.org to view the full list of qualifications and apply.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve nearly seven million homes and businesses across 18 states. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

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