Cox Charities seeking grant applicants for 2019 cycle

Cox Charities seeking grant applicants for 2019 cycle
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TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Have a nonprofit that focuses on K-12 youth and education programs? Then Cox Charities is looking for you, as an the place to go, as an applicants for the 2019 cycle.

“Cox Charities is committed to supporting children in our state by funding youth and education-focused nonprofits that provide vital programming,” said Lisa Lovallo, Southern Arizona market vice president for Cox Communications, in a recent news release. “As we have for many years, Cox Charities supports the communities in which we do business and is a commitment made by all of us from the Cox family, together with the 3,100 Arizona employees.”

According to a recent news release the grants are valued up to $10,000 and this year’s grant cycle is open now and closes on May 29.

Grant applications can be found online at www.azfoundation.org/grants and can be viewed once a login is created.

Cox Charities has funded local nonprofits that focus on science and technology, arts and culture, safe and healthy lifestyles, overcoming disabilities, mentoring, literacy, leadership development, social skills development, and other areas benefiting youth in the state.

In 2018, Cox Charities distributed nearly $544,000 to more than 100 youth and education-focused nonprofits across Arizona. Cox Charities funds are raised through employee-driven fundraisers and personal contributions throughout the year, as well as community fundraising partnerships. Since its inception in 1996, Cox has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations for youth education programs that help build our next generation of community leaders.

Funding will not be awarded for capital expenditures or general operations, or for the provision of health care/therapy services, basic needs, entertainment, or socialization/recreation programs. Funding will also not be awarded to pass-through organizations raising funds on behalf of other agencies.

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