PARMA, OH – (December 15, 2017) – Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Cox Communications Community Grant program, which supports non-profit organizations providing summer enrichment and after-school programming aligned with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning initiatives. The call for applications is open through January 17, 2018, and all non-profit groups within Cox’s service areas are eligible to apply via the Cox Charities website, located at https://www.coxcharitiesne.org/.
There are several criteria that proposals will be judged against, including the focus on enhancing academic achievement within core STEAM concentrations and the impact of the proposal on the positive development of youth during the summer and after-school timeframe. Preference will be given to those programs that collaborate closely with low-performing middle schools, as defined by the jurisdiction of each respective non-profit institution that applies.
“Spurring the creative juices that STEAM learning prioritizes is just one of the ways Cox seeks to help young people discover their passions, talents and future calling,” said Jay Allbaugh, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications Northeast. “The Cox Communications Community Grant Program is a celebrated program within our company, and we look forward to supporting students in their efforts to change their communities – and potentially, the world – for the better.”
Grant awards range up to $15,000 and applicants must demonstrate how the grant will be used in a cost-effective manner, including the number of youth who will benefit from this award. Special consideration will also be given to applicants who offer enhancements to after-school programs that promote environmental conservation efforts.
Applications are to be submitted electronically, as Cox is now only accepting online submittals. The application is accessible via the Cox Charities website. For more information on Cox’s community grant programs, click here.