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2021 Community Grant

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

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Cox Charities Northeast

Deadline Date:

01/20/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $12,000 to Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Ohio nonprofits in eligible regions that provide educational programs to increase academic achievement in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Proposals should focus on promoting the positive development of middle or high school students.

For the purposes of these grants, Cox’s Northeast 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 10 cities in Cleveland, Ohio; Broadview Heights, Brooklyn Heights, Fairview Park, Lakewood, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, Parma, Parma Heights, Rocky River and Seven Hills.

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 a budget, list of current funders and describe how the program is evaluated, including outcome measurements.

COVID updates: Please include how your program is adapting to and providing programs during this time.

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: 2020 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 will be accepted electronically from November 13, 2020 to January 20, 2021.

Applications are to be submitted electronically. The application should be saved as a word document. All supporting materials (required attachments) should be scanned into one PDF.

Proposals 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 2021.

Contact Information:

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

The application and supporting materials should be emailed to cox.charities@cox.com.

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, Broadview Heights, Brooklyn Heights, Fairview Park, Lakewood, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, Parma, Parma Heights, Rocky River, and Seven Hills;   Rhode Island: Statewide, excluding Block Island

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