Community Investment Grants - Arkansas

At Cox, we are committed to keeping our customers and our communities connected during the Coronavirus pandemic.

At this time we will postpone the traditional Cox Charities Community Investment program for 2020 so we can understand how to best respond to our neighbors in need. If your organization is offering communitywide support services to those impacted directly or indirectly by the Coronavirus, and you could use support, please contact Whitney Yoder, Whitney.Yoder@cox.com.

To qualify for a Community Investment grant, organizations must:

  • Qualify for tax-exempt status under IRS code 501(c)(3)

  • Be physically located and provide services within the Cox residential service area (see our service areas here)

  • Meet a need in the community without unnecessary duplication of services

  • Promote sound fiscal and governance practices demonstrating overall financial health and sustainability

  • Regularly measure and evaluate program outcomes

  • Submit only one application per market; Organizations submitting multiple requests in one market will be disqualified

 

Successful applications must:

  • Leverage other funding; funding will not be awarded to an organization if the Cox Charities grant is the only source of financial support

  • Seek funding only for activities and programs; requests to support one-time or special events will not be considered

  • Focus on a single, specific program within the organization

To optimize our impact, we do not support:

  • Athletic clubs or organizations

  • Capital campaigns and expenditures

  • Endowments

  • Foundations or organizations that would utilize funding for pass-through grant making purposes

  • General operating expenses, including but not limited to utilities, facility costs, administrative salaries or wages and fundraising or marketing expenses

  • Individuals

  • Programs supporting a political campaign or specific religious beliefs

  • Special or one-time events

Congratulations to our 2019 Community Investment Grant recipients

Grant Process:

  • Requests for up to $5,000 will be considered

  • All applications will be reviewed by the Cox Charities Advisory Council

  • Nonprofits will be notified of funding decisions in August

  • Applicants who received funds in 2019 will not be eligible till 2021.

  • Applications can be saved by clicking save now. To re-access, use the link that shows up after clicking save now 

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