Support from Cox Charities 

We are pleased to announce that Cox Charities’ philanthropic cornerstones have been expanded and will accept applications for funding that support one or more of Cox Charities’ three philanthropic cornerstones: education (with a priority on K-12 and STEAM), diversity (with a priority on programs serving 80% of more of a target population or serve an inclusion, diversity and equity initiative), and environment/sustainability programs (with a priority on water conservation, waste or carbon reduction) in Maricopa, Pinal, Pima and Cochise counties.

Grants are awarded on an annual basis in response to applications from non-profit 501(c)(3) qualified organizations whose goals and programs meet our mission statement of support for youth education.  Cox employees make every effort to direct their contributions where they can have the greatest impact while addressing the most critical needs.

Cox Charities funds are separate from Cox Communications corporate contributions.  To apply for corporate giving, please visit Cox's CCI Giving page.

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Eligibility Information

Cox Charities Giving Guidelines

Before you complete your application, determine whether your grant request is consistent with Cox Charities goals and objectives.

  • Cox Charities does not directly fund program administrative costs, supplies or general funds for individual public, private or charter schools. 

  • Cox Charities does not fund general or capital campaigns. 

  • Cox Charities supports programs that directly support education (with a priority on K-12 and STEAM), diversity (with a priority on programs serving 80% of more of a target population or serve an inclusion, diversity and equity initiative), and environment/sustainability programs (with a priority on water conservation, waste or carbon reduction) in Maricopa, Pinal, Pima and Cochise counties. .

  • Any Arizona 501(c)(3) organization, government agency, and tribal entity that operates with fiscal accountability and responsibility. Religious organizations may apply for funding of non-sectarian programs.

  • Organizations must demonstrate a non-discrimination policy regarding staff, employment, governing board and service delivery based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or national origin, and provide evidence of the policy.

  • The application for this grant cycle is only available online.

  • Organizations must serve one of the following geographic regions: Maricopa County (Phoenix and surrounding areas); Pinal County (Casa Grande and surrounding areas); Pima County (Tucson and surrounding areas); Cochise County (Sierra Vista and surrounding areas).

  • Organizations are required to have a completed and visible profile on Arizona Community Foundation's website: www.azfoundation.org.

  • Organizations without 501(c)(3) status must use a fiscal agent to apply on their behalf. Fiscal agents must have a visible profile on the ACF website, and also be a 501(c)(3) organization.

  • Organizations must be in good standing with the IRS at the time of review or else the submitted application(s) will be immediately declined.

  • Organizations uncertain of their eligibility may inquire by sending an e-mail to ACF's Grants Manager.

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  • Add no-reply@gdg.do to your contact list to ensure automated messages generated by online grants system do not end up in spam.

Should you have any questions regarding your organization's eligibility or need assistance regarding any of the application's questions, please contact the Arizona Community Foundation's Grants Manager at grants@azfoundation.org

The Cox Charities grant window will be open from Monday, May 3, 2021 through Friday, May 28, 2021. The online application will close at 5:00 p.m.