Chesapeake, Va. – Nonprofits serving youth in the areas of technology, education, mentoring and literacy are encouraged to mark their calendars for November 13, 2017. This is the date the Cox Charities grant cycle will open in Cox Communications communities in Virginia.

Cox Charities, the philanthropic arm of Cox Communications, supports nonprofit organizations focused on providing quality educational programs to youth throughout Virginia. Now in its eighth year, the program supports the Hampton Roads, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, and Roanoke service areas.

“Since 2009, Cox Charities has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to deserving nonprofit organizations in Virginia,” said JD Myers, II, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications Virginia. “Our goal is to support local organizations focused on youth education. By doing so, we strengthen our communities and invest in our future generations to ensure they reach their highest potential.”

To be considered for funding, nonprofit groups must support youth in Cox’s Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Fairfax County or Fredericksburg service areas. Education programs that further the academic achievement and development of young people through science and technology, mentoring, literacy and other areas promoting youth education are eligible. Grants are awarded in $5,000 and $10,000 increments.

Grants are funded by dollars raised by the generosity of Cox employees through an annual Cox Charities employee giving campaign and through special events such as the Cox Charities Benefit Concert series, presented by ESPN.

More information about Cox Charities, including a list of past grant recipients, please visit www.coxcharities.org.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable 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 digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine 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 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

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