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northwest arkansas

Cox Charities Community Investment grants of up to $5,000 are available to nonprofit organizations within

Cox Communications Arkansas service areas (review our service areas here).

2024 Community Investment Grant Applications are closed!

All applicants will be notified by the end of July. 

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To Qualify, 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 (review 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


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


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


Administrative salaries or wages not directly associated with the provision of programs and services

Fundraising or marketing expenses


Programs supporting a political campaign or specific religious beliefs

Special or one-time events

2023 Community Investment Grant Recipients

  • Ability Tree Arkansas

  • Antioch for Youth and Family

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Diamond Hills

  • Eureka Springs School of the Arts

  • Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club

  • Hope Cancer Resources

  • Jack Williams Veteran Resource Center

  • Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter

  • Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter

  • NWA Center for Sexual Assault

  • Ozark Literacy Council

  • Rogers Public Education Foundation

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma

  • Sheep Dog Assistance Program

  • White Bluff Rye Hill Volunteer Fire Deptartment

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