Cox Employees to Award $125,000 to Southeast Region Nonprofits
Agencies can apply for grants up to $10,000; while schools can apply for grants up to $5,000
Cox Communications will award more than $125,000 to nonprofits, teachers and schools in its three-state, Southeast Region through Cox Charities, which is funded by employees. The company is now accepting applications at www.CoxCharitiesSoutheast.com through Sunday, August 7, 2016.
Branded under the theme “Give Where You Live,” the unique, employee-giving campaign launched last fall in Cox’s Southeast Region, which includes: Acadiana, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Florida’s Gulf Coast, Central Florida and Middle Georgia. What’s more, the dollars raised in each market stay in the market in which they were generated. Funds raised by local, Acadiana employees will benefit programs in Cox-serviceable areas within Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes.
“Cox Charities is both funded and guided by employees. A local team of dedicated employees in each of our six markets will decide how every dollar is invested back into the communities we serve. Our company and our employees are passionate about supporting programs that positively impact where we do business,” said Julie Dronet, market vice president for Cox in Acadiana.
Cox Charities was created to strengthen Cox communities by supporting programs in the areas of education, technology, social issues, conservation and the arts. Funds will be distributed in the form of Community Investment Grants and Innovation in Education Grants.
Community Investment Grants are designed to assist 501(c)(3) organizations with programs that benefit the Cox Communications service areas. Agencies can apply for grants up to $10,000.
Innovation in Education Grants are designed to support classroom, school-wide, or collaborative educational programs, in any subject area, to promote students’ ingenuity and imagination. PreK-12 teachers and principals can apply for grants up to $5,000.
In addition to Community Investment Grants and Innovation in Education Grants, a portion of the funds helps Cox employees. The Cox Benevolent Fund is a relief fund to aid Cox employees with short-term financial assistance during unexpected and unavoidable financial hardships and emergencies.
For more information about Cox Charities and to access the grant application, visit www.CoxCharitiesSoutheast.com.