Cox Charities 2012 Grant Cycle Now Open Deadline for Submission is October 12

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications announces the opening of its Cox Charities grant cycle.  Applications for 2012 funding will be accepted from Sept. 21 to Oct. 12, with awards announced in January 2013.  Applications and information are available at www.coxcharities.org.

Cox Charities is Cox's charitable giving initiative that supports non-profit organizations focused on youth and education programs throughout Virginia.  The program, now in its third year, serves Cox communities in the Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Roanoke service areas.

"Over the last three years, Cox has awarded nearly $315,000 in grants to over 30 non-profit organizations in Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Roanoke," said Gary McCollum, SVP and General Manager of Cox Virginia.  "Cox Charities allows our company to provide greater assistance in the areas of youth and education, and deepen our commitment to our service areas."

To receive funding, groups must serve communities within Cox's Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Fairfax County, or Fredericksburg service areas.  Eligible programs are youth and education initiatives involving science and technology, mentoring, literacy, or other opportunities designed to advance the education of youth.

To learn about specific grant criteria, apply online, or make a contribution to Cox Charities, visit www.coxcharities.org or call (703) 480-2895.

About Cox Charities:

Cox Charities awards grants to qualifying organizations which provide educational programs that further the academic achievement and development of young people through science and technology, mentoring, literacy and other areas promoting youth and education. Cox Charities provides funding to nonprofit 501c3 organizations through a competitive grant process. Visit www.coxcharities.org for more information or to apply for a Cox Charities grant.

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity seven times, including the last six years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

SOURCE Cox Communications



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