Cox Charities Names 20 Southern Arizona Charities to Receive $100,000 in Grant Funding

Cox Charities announced today its selection of 20 Southern Arizona nonprofit organizations to receive more than $100K 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.

“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 Lisa Lovallo, Southern Arizona market vice president 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 the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson’s only museum devoted to contemporary art from around the globe. The museum is also an important incubator and connector for contemporary art across the Southwest region and beyond.  “We so appreciate being awarded this grant. It will go towards bringing arts education to Title 1 schools where arts funding may have been cut. Now, more than ever, we need arts inspiration in our communities. We’ve pivoted this whole program to be adapted over Zoom so that we can visit over 40 classrooms this fall semester and bring art into these children’s homes,” said Mora Reidl, curator of community engagement.

Another Cox Charities grant recipient is Tu Nidito Children and Family Services, helping to provide a community of acceptance and understanding to children in grief through free emotional support. “Services in our community are needed, much more now than ever, by families dealing with the impact of COVID. We are so tremendously grateful to be recipients of this grant,” said Becky Slade, director of development.

Meli Acuna 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 Acuna. 

Organizations awarded grant funds ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 this year include:

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 Southern Arizona: $100K+

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 makes 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.  

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