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Community Investment Grants - Louisiana

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

  • Acadiana Outreach Center (Lafayette)

  • NOBLE  (Baton Rouge)

  • Big Buddy Program (Baton Rouge)

  • Boys Town Louisiana (New Orleans)

  • Bridge House/Grace House (New Orleans)

  • Cancer Services (Baton Rouge)

  • Crimestoppers Inc. (New Orleans)

  • Dance tHerAPPY INC  (Baton Rouge)

  • Foster the Love Louisiana (Lafayette)

  • Foundation for Woman's Hospital  ​(Baton Rouge)

  • George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (New Orleans)

  • Kingsley House (New Orleans)

  • Luke's House: A Clinic for Healing and Hope (New Orleans)

  • New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity , Inc (New Orleans)

  • Opera Louisiane, Inc.  (Baton Rouge)

  • Operation Restoration (New Orleans)

  • Tankproof (Baton Rouge)

  • Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.) (New Orleans)

  • The Salvation Army of Lafayette (Lafayette)

Congratulations to our 2021 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 Acadiana Grants:

(337) 456.4324

For additional information about Baton Rouge Grants:

(225) 237.5147

For additional information about New Orleans Grants:

(504) 941.1409

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