Cox Employees Give Nearly $500K to Arizona Charities

113 Arizona nonprofits benefit from employee-funded grant distributions

Cox Communications

At a time when Arizona nonprofits report $91 million in revenue losses this year and an increase in expenses of $15+ million, the 3,100 employees of Cox Arizona today announce grant donations of nearly $500K to 113 Arizona nonprofit education, diversity and environment and sustainability programs.  This marks the 25th year that Cox employees, through Cox Charities, have raised funds to help the communities in which they live and work.  Since 1996, Cox Arizona employees have raised more than $9 million.

“Cox employees are unwavering in their commitment to nonprofits that serve our most vulnerable community members, especially youth, through education and diversity programs,” says Percy Kirk, Senior Vice President and Region Manager for Cox Arizona.  “This year, with a great need in our community, Cox employees chose to expand the number of organizations receiving funding.  We know this additional support will help more Arizonans at this time.”

One local grant recipient is Career Concepts for Youth.  For 30 years, its Stay in School and Achieve Program has served 64,000 middle school students in high crime areas.  The twice-per-month program focuses on interpersonal interaction, presentation skills, role-playing and writing.  “The Cox Charities grant will help us continue to influence vulnerable youth by showing them the importance of taking ownership and minimizing excuses while instilling in them the connection between academic success and becoming productive adult citizens,” says Career Concepts for Youth Founder and President, Mario Bayne.

Another Cox Charities grant recipient is Homeless Youth Connection which works with homeless youth ages 13-21 in school districts to eliminate barriers so that homeless youth can stay in school and graduate.  “As a result of the pandemic and youth having to access education remotely, a number of homeless youth did not have the resources and were unable to engage in school.  Funding from Cox Charities will help Homeless Youth Connection identify these youth and ensure they have the resources to stay in school and complete their education,” says Homeless Youth Connection CEO, Dawn Bogart.

Phoenix-Area Nonprofits receiving Cox Charities grants

  • A New Leaf
  • ACCELAGUIL
  • A Youth Leadership Institute, Inc.
  • Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers
  • Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels
  • American Red Cross of Central and Northern Arizona
  • Anytown Leadership Program
  • Arizona Helping Hands
  • Arizona Museum of Natural History Foundation
  • Arizona Science Center
  • Arizona Sustainability Alliance
  • Arizona Technology Council Foundation DBA SciTech Institute
  • Assistance League of East Valley
  • ASU Gammage
  • Audubon Southwest
  • Back To School Clothing Drive
  • Banner Health Foundation
  • Be A Leader Foundation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley (BGCAZ)
  • Career Concepts for Youth, Inc
  • Chandler Center for the Arts
  • Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc
  • .Children’s Cancer Network
  • Civitan Foundation
  • College Bound AZ
  • College Success Arizona
  • Creighton Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Earn to Learn
  • Elevate Phoenix
  • Foundation for Blind Children
  • Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
  • Fresh Start Women’s Foundation
  • Furnishing Dignity
  • Future for KIDS
  • Gabriel’s Angels
  • Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
  • GPV-CAT, Inc. dba PV Community Food Bank
  • Hands
  • On Greater Phoenix
  • Helen’s Hope Chest
  • Helping Hands For Single Moms
  • Homeless Youth Connection
  • ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Inc. (JFCS)
  • Junior Achievement Of Arizona, Inc.
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Kitchen on the Street
  • Liberty Wildlife
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Historical Society d/b/a Desert Caballeros Western Museum
  • McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
  • Mesa Arts Centernot
  • MYkid, Inc.
  • OdySea Aquarium Foundation
  • One Small Step | Clothes Cabin
  • Pawsitive Friendships
  • Peer Solutions
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Phoenix Film Foundation
  • Phoenix Indian Center
  • Phoenix Symphony Association
  • Read Better Be Better
  • SAE International d/b/a SAE Foundation
  • Save the Family Foundation of Arizona
  • School Connect
  • Scottsdale Cultural Council dba Scottsdale Arts
  • Shoebox Ministry Inc
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • SOUNDS Academy
  • Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired
  • Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
  • Special Olympics Arizona
  • Streetlight USA
  • The Salvation Army, A California Corporation
  • TigerMountain Foundation
  • Tonto Creek Camp
  • Treasures 4 Teachers
  • Trees Matter
  • UMOM New Day Centers, Inc.
  • United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO Arizona)
  • VALLE DEL SOL INC
  • Valley of the Sun YMCA
  • Waste Not
  • Wesley Community Center, Inc.
  • Will2Walk Foundation
  • Xico Inc.Young Arts Arizona Ltd.
  • YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

Southern Arizona Nonprofits receiving Cox Charities grants

  • Be Kind
  • Beads of Courage, Inc.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Sierra Vista
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona
  • Earn to Learn
  • El Grupo Youth Cycling
  • Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
  • I Am You 360JFCS of Southern Arizona
  • Literacy Connects
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
  • Not My Kid, Inc.SARSEF (STEM)
  • SOAZ Association for Visually Impaired
  • STEP: Student Expedition Program
  • The Nature Conservancy in Arizona
  • Therapeutic Riding of Tucson, Inc.
  • Tucson Youth Music Center/The Symphony Women’s Association
  • YMCA Summer Learning Camp

Total grant funds awarded in Phoenix and Southern Arizona: $496,750.00About 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.

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