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James M. Cox Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in Multiple States for
Health, Education, Environment, and Community Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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James M. Cox Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/15/19 Midnight


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Grants to USA nonprofits and government agencies in multiple states for a range of programs that benefit local communities where the funding source operates. Funding is intended to support the priority areas of health, conservation and the environment, empowering families and individuals for success, and early childhood education (birth to five years).

Types of support considered:

  • Requests for capital campaigns (e.g., building construction, renovation or equipment)
  • Requests for special projects (e.g., program expansion or capacity-building efforts)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174648

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:
- Organizations must be federally tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code with non-private foundation status or an equivalent government entity under section 170 (c)(1).
- Organizations must be located in the United States and in an area where Cox Enterprises or one of its subsidiaries does business. For a complete list of Cox businesses and information on specific locations, view the location map:
- Organizations located outside of metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, must have a letter of endorsement from the Regional Manager or equivalent leader at the local Cox business to submit with the application. For additional information about letters of endorsement, please see below under “limitations.”

Cox Enterprises does not provide loans to organizations or individuals. Grants are not provided for the following:
- Scholarships for individual students or nonprofit organizations for the purpose of granting scholarships benefitting an individual;
- Annual operating purposes (includes expenses for salaries, overhead, or other recurring program or administrative costs);
- Seed money, or as the only funding source of an organization;
- Endowment funds;
- Conferences and seminars;
- Fundraising events or sponsorships (dinners, golf tournaments, walks/runs, benefits, raffles, tickets, tables, etc.);
- Organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation;
- Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns;
- Religious organizations for general operating support, sanctuary construction/renovation or mission-focused work. However, we do consider requests from religious organizations with 501(c)(3) status to provide project-specific social services outreach programs that are not limited to a specific religious affiliation; or
- Organizations or programs that discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or physical disability.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are accepted throughout the year and are considered at the next scheduled Trustee meeting. The Trustees meet three times per year.

The deadlines for receipt of applications before each meeting are: February 15, June 15, and October 15. Applications are due by midnight on each of the deadline dates.

Applications received by: February 15th
Will be considered in: April
You will receive a response by: May 15th

Applications received by: June 15th
Will be considered in: August
You will receive a response by: September 30th

Applications received by: October 15th
Will be considered in: December
You will receive a response by: December 31st

Letters of endorsement for organizations wishing to apply are provided at the local or regional Cox management team’s discretion based upon alignment with local priorities. Preference is given to organizations that have a history of engagement with the local business and its employees.

Only one request will be considered per organization during a 12-month period. For example, if a request is submitted in March, whether it is approved or declined, another request will not be considered until the following March.


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Kansas;   Louisiana;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming