Cox Charities seeks grant applicants for 2013 cycleby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Apr. 26, 2013, under Press Releases
Non-profits are invited to orientation session concerning process — May 1, 2013
TUCSON–Cox Charities is asking Tucson non-profits that focus on K-12 youth and education programs to submit proposals for grants valued at $10,000 or less. An orientation session concerning the process will be held on May 1, 2013 at the Cox Communications Offices at 1440 E. 15th St. Tucson, AZ 85719.
In 2012, Cox Charities distributed $100,000 to 22 non-profits throughout Southern 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 $4 million in grants to non-profit organizations for youth education programs that help build our next generation of community leaders.
Over the past 17 years, Cox Charities has funded local non-profits 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 Southern Arizona youth.
“Cox Charities is committed more than ever before to supporting our valley’s children by funding youth and education-focused non-profits that provide vital programming,” said Susan Anable, vice president of Public Affairs, Cox Communications.
Additional support is given to these communities through volunteerism by Cox employees. In an effort to be the most trusted provider of communication and entertainment services, Cox supports Cox Charities grant recipients by encouraging Cox employees to volunteer time in support of past recipients. Past grant recipients who have hosted Cox volunteer employees include El Rio Health Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, Youth On their Own, Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center and many more.
“As we have for many years, Cox Charities supports the communities in which we do business,” added Anable.
Funding will NOT be awarded for capital expenditures or general operations, or for the provision of healthcare/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.
To better inform the non-profit community about the process for submitting applications and to answer questions, Cox Charities will host to grant application orientation sessions as follows:
Cox Communications Arizona
Cox Communications is the third largest cable provider and a multi-service broadband communications company serving nearly 3 million residential and business product subscribers in Arizona (a product subscriber represents an individual service purchased by a customer). In metro Phoenix, Cox serves approximately 2.5 million product subscribers. In Southern Arizona, Cox serves approximately 400,000 product subscribers. Cox’s 18,500-mile hybrid fiber coaxial cable network throughout Phoenix and Southern Arizona provides homes and businesses with digital television, high speed Internet, home networking, high-definition television and digital telephone service over its own nationwide IP network. During the past nine years, Cox has topped numerous J.D. Power and Associates’ studies of customer satisfaction, most recently receiving top honors for residential telephone & high speed Internet, and business data services and has received PC Magazine’s “people’s choice” award for the sixth time. Cox Media is responsible for the sale of cable advertising throughout Arizona. Cox Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc. and serves approximately 6 million customers nationwide. Additional information about Cox in Arizona is available at www.cox.com/arizona.