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2018 Community Grant

Grants to Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Ohio Nonprofits in Eligible
Cities for After School and Summer STEAM Education Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Cox Charities Northeast

Deadline Date:

01/18/18

Description:

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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $12,000 to Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Ohio nonprofits in eligible regions that provide summer enrichment and after-school programs to increase academic achievement in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM subjects). Proposals should focus on promoting the positive development of youth during the school year and over the summer.

For the purposes of these grants, the service areas include 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; and Cleveland, Ohio.

Preference will be given to programs that collaborate closely with low performing middle schools.

School year programs must be provided following the traditional school day (Monday – Friday), a minimum of three days a week. Summer program should be provided for six weeks or more. Programs can also be provided throughout the school day.

The program must exhibit how the grant funding will be used in a cost-effective manner; including the number of youth who will benefit from this grant. Include all financial resources and describe how the program is evaluated, including outcome measurements.

Please Note: Applicants that meet the Cox Charities criteria above and offer enhancements to after-school programs to promote environmental conservation will receive special consideration when applying.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182721

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants ranging from $2,500 to $12,000 will be awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have current exemption under 501( c )(3) of the IRS code.

Applicants must serve areas within Cox’s Northeast service areas (see Geographic Focus below).

Cox Charities Northeast does 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.

Note: 2018 Community Grant recipients must include a one-page report from the previous year. Proposals that do not include the previous year’s outcome measures will not be reviewed.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2018 year are currently being accepted. The deadline to submit your application is January 18, 2018. Download a copy of the Community Grant application from the Supporting Documents section below.

Applications are to be submitted electronically as Cox is now only accepting online submittals. The application along with other required attachments should be scanned into one document and are to be submitted to the email address listed below. A standard confirmation of receipt will be sent back to you via email.

The grants are reviewed by the Cox Charities Community Advisory Committee comprised of area civic, business and community leaders and Cox employees.

Grant announcements will be made in May 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications via email to Cox.Charities@cox.com with the name of the applying organization in the subject line.

For more information contact Rosie Fernandez at Rosaura.Fernandez@cox.com.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: 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;   Ohio: Cleveland;   Rhode Island: Statewide, excluding Block Island