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Community Investment Grants - Florida and Georgia

To qualify for a Community Investment grant, organizations must:

  • Qualify for tax-exempt status under IRS code 501(c)(3)

  • Be physically located and provide services within the Cox residential service area (see our service areas here)

  • Meet a need in the community without unnecessary duplication of services

  • Promote sound fiscal and governance practices demonstrating overall financial health and sustainability

  • Regularly measure and evaluate program outcomes

  • Submit only one application; Organizations submitting multiple request will be disqualified.


Successful applications must:

  • Leverage other funding; funding will not be awarded to an organization if the Cox Charities grant is the only source of financial support

  • Seek funding only for activities and programs; requests to support one-time or special events will not be considered

  • Focus on a single, specific program within the organization

  • Bread of the Mighty Food Bank (Gainesville) 

  • Central Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America #096 (Middle Georgia)

  • Community Foundation of Marion County (Gainesville)

  • Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation (Gulf Coast)

  • Keep Macon Bibb Beautiful (Middle Georgia)

  • Lutheran Services Florida (Gulf Coast)

  • Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (Gulf Coast)

  • Northwest Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation (Culf Coast)

  • Pensacola Little Theatre (Gulf Coast)

  • United Services Organization (Gulf Coast)

Congratulations to our 2022 Community Investment Grant Recipients!

To optimize our impact, we do not support:

  • Athletic clubs or organizations

  • Capital campaigns and expenditures

  • Endowments

  • Foundations or organizations that would utilize funding for pass-through grant making purposes

  • General operating expenses, including but not limited to utilities, facility costs, administrative salaries or wages and fundraising or marketing expenses

  • Individuals

  • Programs supporting a political campaign or specific religious beliefs

  • Special or one-time events

Grant Process:

  • Requests for up to $5,000 will be considered.

  • All applications will be reviewed by the Cox Charities Advisory Board.

  • Nonprofits will be notified in October.

For additional information about

Central Florida grants, contact

(352) 337-2100

For additional information about

Gulf Coast grants, contact

(850) 857-4571

For additional information about Georgia's grants, contact

(478) 314-3555

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