Seven Nonprofits Awarded $50,000 from Cox Charities
to Support Youth Education Initiatives in Hampton Roads
Since 2009, Cox Charities has awarded $815,000 in grants to Virginia nonprofits
Chesapeake, Va. – Imagine a world where all children, regardless of socioeconomic status, had the same opportunities to succeed. A world where access to learning was free and readily available; resources such as books, computers, paper, pens and teachers were available in their community; and summers were spent learning and preparing for the upcoming school year rather than letting the past year of educational instruction fall by the wayside.
It is an unfortunate reality: not all children have access to a safe environment to learn when they are not in school.
Nonprofits across Virginia have developed programs to address this issue. But, many don’t get the funding required to implement their programs. That’s where Cox Charities steps in. Cox Charities is the philanthropic arm of Cox Communications that provides funding to nonprofit groups supporting youth education, technology, mentoring and literacy within Cox Virginia communities. These grants, totaling $125,000 to 15 nonprofits statewide, are part of the nearly $6 million Cox Virginia contributes annually through cash and in-kind support to the communities where it does business.
Here are the seven extraordinary organizations selected to receive Cox Charities grants this year in Hampton Roads:
“It is truly our honor to provide financial support to organizations in Cox communities that are working with young people to improve their lives and help them succeed,” said J.D. Myers II, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Virginia. “We’re supporting youth education because it’s the right thing to do and because our future depends on it. All children should have the same educational opportunities regardless of socioeconomic status; the Cox Charities grant program is in place to help eliminate the gaps that currently exist.”
Philanthropy through Cox Charities:
Cox Charities awards grants on an annual basis and is open to qualifying organizations. Qualifying organizations must provide education programs that further the academic achievement and development of young people through science and technology, mentoring, literacy and other areas promoting youth education.
Criteria used in selecting the winning submissions, included (but was not limited to): how well the applicant demonstrated a pressing need; how well the applicant demonstrated use of technology, innovation and/or creative techniques in service delivery; and how well the applicant demonstrated the sustainability of the program as well as the ability for their program to be replicated.
Cox Communications is grateful to the Advisory Committee of distinguished representatives who selected the winning organizations. The Advisory Committee is comprised of community leaders, business leaders and Cox employees. For a full list of advisory committee members and for more information on the Cox Charities grant awards program, please visit www.coxcharities.org.
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