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Cox to award more than $100K to Southeast Region nonprofits

Posted at 8:49 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 21:49:16-04

Cox Communications is currently accepting applications for their 2019 Community Investment grant cycle.

This year, Cox Charities will award more than $100,000 to nonprofit organizations in our region who are addressing critical needs in the community.

The awards will go to nonprofits in Cox's Southeast Region. The Cox Charities Community Investment Grants are fully guided and funded by employees.

Applications are being accepted through September 20, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their funding status in October 2019 and grant recipients will receive payments in December 2019.

Community Investment grants are designed to help nonprofit organizations that further Cox Charities' mission to strengthen communities through support of programs that positively impact citizens in the areas of education, health and human services, and the arts.

Area nonprofits can apply for grants up to $5,000.

Anthony Pope, senior vice president and region manager of Cox Southeast region, said, "Our employees are passionate about bringing us closer to South Louisiana residents and helping them become ever-more connected in hopeful and meaningful ways. One way we demonstrate this commitment is by investing employee-funded dollars back into the communities we serve."

In addition to the Community Investment grants, Cox Charities offers Innovation in Education grants to pre-k-12th grade teachers/classrooms to promote students' ingenuity and imagination through the innovative use of technologies. This year, employees in the Southeast region pledged over $160,000 to Cox Charities.

The Cox Southeast region includes: Acadiana, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Florida's Gulf Coast (Pensacola and Fort Walton), Central Florida (Gainesville and Ocala), and Middle Georgia (Macon and Warner Robins).

For more information about the Cox Charities Community Investment grant and to access grant applications, click here.