Cox Charities, a newly created foundation funded by donations from local employees of Cox Communications, said it plans to award its inaugural grants to Arkansas nonprofits and schools this year. The charity is now accepting applications for the Community Investment and Innovation in Education grant programs at this website.
The grants are designed to assist 501(c)(3) organizations and pre-K through 12 grade schools with programs that benefit the Arkansas Cox Communications service areas. The Community Investment grants are targeted toward nonprofit programs focused on education, technology, social issues and the arts. Innovation in Education grants will support needed classroom resources and collaborative school-wide projects, the release states.
“Cox Charities is completely funded and guided by Arkansas employees who decide how every dollar is invested back into the community,” said Curt Stamp, market vice president for Arkansas. “Our company and our employees are passionate about supporting local programs that positively impact Arkansans and the areas where we do business.”