TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:
- Cox Charities plans to award nearly $165,000 to Tulsa nonprofits through the Community Investment Grant program
- The grants, funded by local employees, go to 501(c)(3) organizations
- Funds target nonprofit programs that focus on education, technology, social issues and the arts
- Apply here before May 1
The grants are designed to assist 501(c)(3) organizations with outstanding programs that benefit the Tulsa metro Cox Communications service areas. Funds are targeted toward nonprofit programs that focus on education, technology, social issues and the arts.
“Cox Charities is completely funded and guided by Tulsa employees, who decide how every dollar is invested back into the community,” said Roger Ramseyer, Tulsa market vice president for Cox. “Our company and our employees are passionate about supporting local programs that positively impact Oklahomans and the areas where we do business.”
Since, 2006, more than 340 nonprofit organizations have received funding through Community Investment Grants in Oklahoma.
Cox Charities was created to strengthen Cox communities through the support of programs that positively impact Oklahomans in the areas of education, technology, health and the arts. In addition to Community Investment Grants, Cox Charities offers Innovation in Education Grants to Oklahoma pre-K-12 teachers and classrooms; and a portion of the funds help Cox employees through the Cox Cares Employee Relief Program.
Founded in 2005 through the annual contributions of nearly 1,800 statewide employees, Cox Charities has pledged more than $6 million in Oklahoma. In 2017, employees from Cox Communications, Cox Radio and FOX23 in Tulsa have to donate nearly $270,000 to continue fulfilling its mission of strengthening Cox communities through the support of programs that positively impact Oklahomans.
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