Cox employees in the Gulf Coast Market are encouraging local non-profits to apply for a Cox Charities Community Investment grant of up to $5,000 to fund a special program benefiting residents in the area. Applications are being accepted until Friday, October 27, and can be found at www.CoxCharitiesSER.org.
Cox Charities is an internal giving campaign 100% funded by employees who set aside a portion of their paychecks to fund the local grants. Money donated by employees in the Gulf Coast Market stays in the Gulf Coast Market. A committee of 13 local employees will review applications and choose the grant recipients based on the amount of funding available.
In addition to the Community Investment Grant, the Cox Charities Innovation in Education Program provides grants of up to $2,500 each to schools to fund classroom programs and curriculum that encourage and promote students’ ingenuity and imagination through the innovative use of technology. Last spring, Cox employees awarded over $6,200 to six local schools.
Cox Charities was created to strengthen Cox markets through the support of programs that positively impact communities in the areas of education, technology, social issues, conservation and the arts. Cox Charities does not replace, but rather increases Cox’s philanthropic giving in the community. In 2022, Cox gave over $1.6 million in cash and in-kind services to nonprofits in the Gulf Coast Market.
The Cox Gulf Coast market includes parts of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.
For more information about Cox Charities, visit www.CoxCharitiesSER.org.