Cox Charities Northeast - Community Grants

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 16, 2020

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity College / University Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Rhode Island, Counties in Connecticut: Hartford County, New Haven County, Tolland County, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Location of residency: United States

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Our Commitment

Connecting with our community is an integral part of our company's core values.

Community Grants

Cox Charities Community Grants are given each year to deserving non-profit organizations dedicated to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education programming for youth in our footprints across Ohio, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Cox is proud of the position it holds as a contributing member to the communities where we live and work. Since its inception in 2001, Cox Charities has provided more than $6 million in cash and in-kind support to organizations dedicated to youth and education in the Northeast. 

Cox Charities Community Grants are funded in part via the generous contributions of our employees, each of whom understands the importance of giving in their cities and towns. Grants are typically provided in amounts ranging between $5,000 and $12,000, awarding organizations that are creating better futures for children.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Funding Criteria: Proposals will be 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 Northeast service areas:
      • the State of Rhode Island, excluding Block Island;
      • the following 19 cities and towns in Connecticut:
        • 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;
      • Cleveland, Ohio.
    • Focus on increasing academic achievement in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) and the positive development of youth.
    • Programs should meet regularly throughout the school year; summer programs should take place at least a minimum of six weeks.
    • Exhibit how the grant (ranging from $2,500 - $12,000) will be used in a cost-effective manner; including the number of youth who will benefit from this grant. Include a budget, list of current funders and describe how the program is evaluated, including outcome measurements


  • Organizations providing STEAM learning programs to middle school and high school students are preferred. 


  • One-time events, fairs, expos etc. will not be considered.
  • Limitations: We do not provide grant support to:  
    • Individuals
    • Political campaigns
    • Labor or fraternal organizations
    • Association chapters
    • Religious organizations
    • Endowment funds of foundations
  • Other limitations may apply and will be evaluated on an individual basis.