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

  • American Cancer Society, Inc. (New Orleans)

  • Baton Rouge Green  (Baton Rouge)

  • Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless (Baton Rouge)

  • Chez Hope Inc (Lafayette)

  • ECCO/ En-hacore Community Center and Orientation (New Orleans)

  • Educare New Orleans (New Orleans)

  • Foundation for Woman's (Baton Rouge)

  • Friends of Lafitte Greenway  (New Orleans)

  • Hearts of Hope (New Orleans)

  • Foundation Junior League of Baton Rouge ​(Baton Rouge)

  • Lighthouse Louisiana (Baton Rouge)

  • Louisiana Art & Science Museum (Baton Rouge)

  • Mid City Redevelopment Alliance (Baton Rouge)

  • Miles Perret Cancer Services (Lafayette)

  • Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. (New Orleans)

  • St Bernard St Francis Food Pantry (Lafayette)

  • Particular Council of St. Vincent de Paul of Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge)

  • The Emerge Center (Baton Rouge)

  • The Hospice of Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge)

Congratulations to our 2020 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:

(225) 237.5147