SPRINGDALE — Cox Charities will award grants to area nonprofits this year through its Community Investment Grant program. Cox Charities, which is funded by local employees, is accepting applications at www.CoxCharitiesArkansas.com through Monday, May 1.

The grants are designed to assist 501(c)(3) organizations with outstanding programs that benefit the Arkansas Cox Communications service areas. Funds are targeted toward nonprofit programs that focus on education, technology, social issues and the arts.

“Cox Charities is completely funded and guided by local employees, who decide how every dollar is invested back into the community,” said Curt Stamp, market vice president for Arkansas.

In the first two years of the Cox Charities program, Arkansas employees have supported 21 non-profit organizations with $75,000.

The charity was created to strengthen Cox communities through the support of programs that positively impact service communities in the areas of education, technology, health and the arts. In addition to Community Investment Grants, Cox Charities offers Innovation in Education Grants to pre-K-12 teachers and classrooms; and a portion of the funds help Cox employees through the Cox Cares Employee Relief Program.

Founded in 2015 through the annual contributions of nearly 200 employees, the charity has pledged more than $220,000 in Arkansas. In 2017, Cox Arkansas employees have pledged to donate nearly $100,000 to continue fulfilling its mission of strengthening Cox communities through the support of programs that positively impact citizens.

For Cox Charities Community Investment Grant applications and more information, visit www.CoxCharitiesArkansas.com.

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