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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

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

  • Acadiana Animal Aid (Lafayette)

  • Angels’ Place (New Orleans)

  • Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area (Baton Rouge)

  • Assist Agency (Lafayette)

  • Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (Baton Rouge)

  • Big Buddy Program (Baton Rouge)

  • Cancer Services (Baton Rouge)

  • Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless (Baton Rouge)

  • Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge)

  • Grace at the Green Light ​(New Orleans)

  • Forward Arts Inc. (Baton Rouge)

  • Girl Scouts Louisiana East (Baton Rouge)

  • Lighthouse Louisiana (Baton Rouge)

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

  • Metromorphosis (Baton Rouge)

  • Murphy Education & Sports Foundation (New Orleans)

  • Odyssey House Louisiana Inc. (New Orleans)

  • The Arc of East Ascension (Baton Rouge)

  • The Hospice of Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge)

  • Volunteers of America GBR-Acadiana Programs (Lafayette)

  • The Salvation Army of Lafayette (Lafayette)

2019 Grant Application Period is 8/20/2019 to 9/20/2019

Congratulations to our 2018 Community Investment Grant recipients

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.