Cox Charities will award $50,000 in grants to Orange County nonprofit organizations to support programs that focus on youth, education, conservation and the military.

The Cox Charities Advisory Board will consider requests up to $5,000. An additional $5,000 will be awarded to the organization with the most votes and retweets in an online and Twitter public voting campaign that will run in mid-October.

In 2015, Cox Charities awarded grants to 13 Orange County nonprofit organizations. Special Olympics Orange County tallied the most votes and received an additional $5,000, according to Cox Charities.

To be considered for grant funding, organizations must be the following requirements:

  • Be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization;
  • Be located or provide services in Orange County;
  • Show measurable results from the program and complete a post-grant evaluation form;
  • Provide information on program outreach components including website and social media.

For more information, visit www.coxcharitiesca.org.

Applications are currently being accepted online at coxcharitiesca.org and must be submitted by Aug. 31.

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