Now more than ever, Cox employees extend support to Arizona charities with $560K in grants during these challenging times

111 Arizona nonprofits to benefit from employee-funded grant distributions
PHOENIX —Cox Charities announced today its selection of 111 Arizona nonprofit organizations (list below) to receive nearly $560,000 in grant funding.  Most of the funds awarded came from the generous donations of Cox’s 3,100 Arizona employees.  Since the program’s inception in 1996, Cox Charities has awarded approximately $8.5 million to local Arizona nonprofits that support youth and education. Click here to watch grant recipients receive their funds. More photos attached for the web. 

“Cox employees are deeply embedded in the communities we serve in Arizona and now more than ever, are committed to supporting and volunteering to make a difference,” said John Wolfe, Senior Vice President and Southwest Region Manager for Cox Communications. “We are proud to stand behind so many nonprofit partners that are working hard during this challenging time to educate children and support families throughout Arizona.”  
One local grant recipient is Arizona Autism United.  Its vision is to help anyone affected by autism access individualized supports without barriers, to achieve a high quality of life.  “We are beyond grateful for the grant and the employees at Cox who made this possible for us.  The grant funds will allow us to serve 800 children in their homes via telehealth.  Our children will continue to learn skills to be able to be out in the community and to communicate their wants and needs to their parents.  It’s so important to be able to give them those tools and its possible because of Cox Charities,” said Arizona Autism United Development Director, Paulina Tiffany.
Another Cox Charities grant recipient is School Connect focused on bridging the digital divide, brought to the forefront by COVID-19.  “This grant will buy 67 Lenovo touchscreen laptop computers with Office365 software installed and tech support for a year. We are going to take these computers to Litchfield Elementary School District for Title I families and work with the Cox Connect2Compete program to sign those families up for the internet.  Sixty-seven families will be able to solve the digital divide because of Cox Charities’ gift, which is just incredible, explained School Connect Executive Director, Tracey Beal.

Astrid Valencia is just one of the 3,100 Cox employees who are behind the donations to these 111 Arizona non-profits. “It’s quite a feeling to know that my company empowers us to give in a way that makes such a meaningful difference to such worthy nonprofits throughout Arizona. Through Cox Charities, we help ensure that our youth get the educational services they need and don’t fall through the cracks. That makes me extremely proud,” said Valencia. 

*photo courtesy of Cox, taken during the zoom grant announcement.
Organizations awarded grant funds ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 this year include:
Phoenix-Area Nonprofits
Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels
American Red Cross of Greater Phoenix
Angels on Patrol
Anti-Defamation League
Arizona Autism United
Arizona Helping Hands
Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped
Arizona Science Center
Arizona State University Foundation
SciTech Institute
Arizona Theatre Company
Arizona Town Hall
Assistance League of East Valley
Ballet Arizona
Banner Health Foundation of Arizona
Be A Leader Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ)
Black Theatre Troupe
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley
Butterfly Wonderland Foundation
Career Concepts for Youth
Chandler Youth Theatre
Chicanos Por La Causa
Child Crisis Arizona
Children's Cancer Network
College Bound AZ
Creighton Community Foundation
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Diocesan Council for the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Diocese Phoenix
Dress for Success Phoenix
Dysart Education Foundation
Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona
Foster Arizona
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
Friendly House
Future Stars
Gabriel's Angels
Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank
HandsOn Greater Phoenix
Health World Education
Helen's Hope Chest
High Achievement Charitable Services
Homeless Youth Connection
Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods
Jackpot Ranch Foundation
Jewish Family & Children's Service
Jobs for Arizona's Graduates
Junior Achievement of Arizona
Kids Need to Read
Kitchen On The Street
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lights Camera Discover
Make A Wish Foundation of Arizona
McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
MentorKids USA
Million Dollar Teacher Project
Peer Solutions
Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation
Phoenix Community ToolBank
Phoenix Conservatory of Music
Phoenix Indian Center
Phoenix Law Enforcement Association
Phoenix Symphony Association
Rosie's House: A Music Academy for
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona
School Connect
Scottsdale Arts
Shoebox Ministry
Smart Schools
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
Southwest Human Development
Special Olympics Arizona
Stand for Children Leadership Center (Arizona)
Tanner Community Development
Tempe Leadership/Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The Phoenix Theatre Company
The Salvation Army
Thrive Community Services
Treasures 4 Teachers
UMOM New Day Centers
Valle Del Sol
Veterans Heritage Project
Wesley Community Center
Young Arts Arizona
YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
Tucson-Area Nonprofits
Arizona Burn Foundation
Arizona Theater Company
Banner Health Foundation of Arizona
Be Kind People Project
Beads of Courage
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Live the Solution d/b/a Earn to Learn
El Groupo Youth Cycling
Expect More Arizona
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Foundation for Creative Broadcasting
Make Way for Books
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
Tucson Symphony Society
Tu Nidito Children and Family Services
YMCA of Southern Arizona
Youth on Their Own
Total grant funds awarded in Phoenix and Southern Arizona: $559,350

About Cox Charities:
Cox Charities is committed to building, strengthening, and investing in Arizona’s communities by raising and granting funds over and above the company’s charitable contributions to support Arizona nonprofit organizations that share Cox’s focus on youth and education. Since its inception, Cox Charities has awarded nearly $9 million to Arizona nonprofits that share Cox’s commitment to our youth.
About Cox Communications: 
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. In metro Phoenix, we serve approximately 2.5 million product subscribers, and in Southern Arizona, approximately 400,000 product subscribers, with residential and business digital television, 1G high-speed Internet, security systems, and digital telephone service over its own nationwide IP network.  We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities, and the characteristics that make each one unique.  The 3,100 Arizona employees of Cox are proud to have topped numerous J.D. Power and Associates’ studies of customer satisfaction and for many years top “Ranking Arizona-Best of Arizona Business” list.  Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.