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Cox Charities Awards 80 Nonprofits $530K
Cox Charities has awarded nearly $530K in grants to 80 Arizona nonprofits, including UMOM New Day Centers and New Pathways for Youth.
“Cox is committed to making a difference in Arizona by giving back to the communities we serve,” said John Wolfe, senior vice president and southwest region manager for Cox Communications. “We are proud to make this donation to local nonprofits whose missions are to support and educate youth, particularly those in crisis.”
The majority of the grand funds came from Cox’s 3,200 Arizona employees.
Funds allocated to UMOM New Day Centers will allow the organization to continue to aid homeless families and youth in Maricopa County.
“Without intervention, homeless children and youth face a downward spiral of instability that threatens their potential to develop as healthy, vibrant members of our community,” said Melissa Steimer, chief development officer of UMOM New Day Centers. “The Cox Charities grant will help UMOM meet the increased need present through our operation of Tumbleweed’s programs. Grant funds will cover program expenses related to education and outings, youth residential support and staff training and travel not covered by other funders.”
New Pathways for Youth will use the funding for their Transformative Mentoring Program, which aims to end the “school-to-prison pipeline” with mentoring and workshops.
“This Cox Charities grant will support an evidence-based social emotional learning model for youth in our mentoring program,” said Marlo Apple, corporation and foundation grants manager for New Pathways for Youth. “The funds will be used to provide the supplies and materials to facilitate 36 life skill development workshops that will serve up to 500 youth in the coming year.”
Additional charities that received funding include:
American Red Cross of Greater Phoenix
Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
Arizona Council on Economic Education
Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO)
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Arizona Opera Company-Phoenxi
Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund Inc.
Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped
Arizona Science Center
Arizona Theatre Company
Assistance League of East Valley
Back to School Clothing Drive Association
Banner Health Foundation of Arizona
Be A Leader Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley
BUTTERFLY WONDERLAND FOUNDATION INC
Career Concepts for Youth, Inc.
Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)
Chicanos Por La Causa
Child Crisis Arizona
Children’s Cancer Network
Christ For the City International
COLLEGE BOUND AZ
Creighton Community Foundation
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts
Doreen Katz Memorial Cancer Foundation
Down Syndrome Network
Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
Fresh Start Women’s Foundation
Future Stars, Inc
Greater Paradise Valley Community Assistance Team, Inc. DBA Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona
HandsOn Greater Phoenix
Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates, Inc.
Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc.
KIDS NEED TO READ
Labor’s Community Service Agency
Maryvale Revitalization Corporation
Mentally Ill Kids In Distress
New Pathways for Youth Inc.
one n ten
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
Phoenix Film Foundation
Phoenix Indian Center
Phoenix Symphony Association/The Phoenix Symphony
Phoenix Theatre, Inc.
Read Better Be Better
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona
Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (STARS)
SEEDs For Autism
Si Se Puede Foundation
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
Special Olympics Arizona
Treasures 4 Teachers, Inc.
UMOM New Day Centers
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona
United Food Bank
Valle del Sol, Inc.
Valley Youth Theatre
Veterans Heritage Project
WHEAT (World Hunger Ecumenical AZ Taskforce)
Young Arts Arizona, LTD