Community Outreach

At Cox, giving is about more than just donations. It’s about rolling up our sleeves and getting to work. Employee volunteers at each of our businesses give countless hours of their time improving their communities through partnerships with national and local organizations. Every year, their collective efforts add up to a major impact.

Cox Enterprises

Signature Team Cox projects in Atlanta include constructing homes with Habitat for Humanity, building playgrounds with KaBOOM!, and cleaning up parks with Park Pride. Volunteers also give their time to Special Olympics, school mentoring programs and teambuilding projects at nonprofits across the city.

In addition to volunteering in the community throughout the year, Cox employees in Atlanta donate generously to three non-profits: United Way of Greater Atlanta, EarthShare of Georgia and the Cox Employee Relief Fund (CERF).

In 2016, employees raised a record $940,000 during the Cox Giving Campaign, a high-energy drive which encouraged everyone to “Be a Hero.” That was paired with the company’s contribution of $575,000, for a total gift of $1.5 million for United Way, EarthShare and CERF.

At Cox Enterprises, we recognize our business success is the direct result of being good corporate citizens. Our companies contribute resources, outreach and hands-on service to empower the communities we serve.

Cox Communications

In 2016, Cox Communications Central employees donated more than $920,000 to Cox Charities. Combined with a company gift, more than $1.4 million will be granted to organizations that positively impact education, technology, social issues and the arts.

Cox Automotive

The level of engagement in Cox Automotive’s community involvement and volunteer initiatives is large, impactful and growing rapidly. In 2016 more than 5,400 team members participated in volunteer projects – a remarkable 83 percent increase over the previous year. Employees, together with their family and friends, donated in excess of 60,000 volunteer hours benefiting more than 700 community organizations. The number of projects grew to 1,118 – a 23 percent increase from the prior year.

Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group’s commitment to its customers was evident during coverage of the 2016 shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In the wake of the tragedy, WFTV/WRDQ teams brought water and ice to people waiting to donate blood, and K92.3 presented a benefit concert that raised more than $250,000 for victims.