Community Investment Grants - Kansas

2020 applications will open in April

Click here to view the sample application.


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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