Cox Charities New England
Cox Charities New England
Cox Charities New England, a charitable giving initiative of Cox Communications, supports local non-profits after-school programs for children in our local communities. Cox Charities New England is funded entirely by the company's 1,200 New England employees and its business vendors.
Cox Awards More than $100K in Cox Charities Grants
Cox Communications awarded more than $130,000 in Cox Charities grants to local non-profit organizations.
The organizations were selected to receive a Cox Charities grant for providing quality after-school programming. Cox Charities New England, a charitable giving initiative of Cox Communications, awards grants to organizations that focus on youth and education. Since 2001, Cox has invested more than $5.6 million in grants and in-kind support to organizations throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut. Cox Charities New England is fully funded by Cox employees and business vendors.
The 2012 Cox Charities Community Grant recipients are the Boys and Girls Clubs Providence, Connecting for Children and Families, Cranston YMCA, Education in Action, Providence Summerbridge, Newport Community School, Save The Bay, Inc., South Kingstown CARES, Westerly Public Library, Boys & Girls Club of Meriden, Girls Inc. of Meriden and Educational Resources for Children.
“At Cox, giving back to the community is more than just a commitment. It’s a way of life for our employees and our business,” said Cox Communications Senior Vice President and General Manager Paul Cronin. “We believe strongly in our obligation to support the communities where we operate and where our employees live. Our commitment to Cox Charities is just one of many ways we fulfill that obligation.”
Download application here: 2013 Cox Charities Grant Application
About Cox Charities Community Grants - Fueled by the critical need to engage youth when they are most vulnerable to negative social pressure, Cox Charities New England provides Community Grants to non-profit organizations that support academic achievement during the out-of-school timeframe.
Annually Cox Charities awards community grants in the range of $5,000 to $15,000 to organizations that support after-school programs in the communities where we live and serve.
Grant Process: Applications are accepted electronically each fall. The Cox Charities Advisory Group review applications that are submitted within the application period (incomplete applications will not be considered).
Funding Criteria: Proposals are judged on the degree to which the following criteria are met:
- Have current exemption under 501( c )(3) of the IRS code
- Serve areas within Cox’s New England service areas: the State of Rhode Island, excluding Block Island; Meriden, Cheshire, Southington, East Granby, East Windsor, Enfield, Granby, Hartland, Somers, Stafford, Suffield, Union, Windsor Locks, Manchester, Glastonbury, Newington, Rocky Hill, South Windsor, and Wethersfield, Connecticut.
- Directly focus on after-school programming and must follow the traditional school day during the school year.
- Focused on increasing academic achievement and the positive development of youth.
- Preference will be given to programs collaborating with low-performing middle schools, as defined by the State Department of Education.
- The proposal must describe how the program is evaluated, including outcomes measurement.
- The program must be cost effective.
- 2012 Community Grant recipients must include outcome measures from the previous year (Proposals that do not include the previous year’s outcome measures will not be accepted for review).
- Applications must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.
Grants are issued annually. The Cox Charities Community Advisory Committee reviews, ranks and selects the final grant recipients.
Cox Charities New England Community Advisory Committee:
Mr. Scott DiChristofero, Vice President of Finance, Gateway Healthcare, Inc.
Ms. Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President Marketing & Investor Relations, Washington Trust
Rhode Island State Senator Hanna Gallo
Mr. William Hall, Vice President for Administration & CFO, Salve Regina University
Mr. Adam Hamblett, Vice President, General Manager, Cox Media
Rhode Island State Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy
Connecticut State Senator John A. Kissel
Mr. William McGurk, President & CEO, Rockville Bank
Mr. Steven Maurano, Assistant Vice President for Government Relations, Public Affairs & Community Relations, Providence College
Rhode Island State Representative Helio Melo
Mayor Michael S. Rohde, City of Meriden
Mr. Mark Scott, Vice President, Cox Business
Rhode Island State Senator William Walaska
Mr. John Wolfe, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Cox Communications