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Fidelity taking applications for Charitable Giving Fund to support local nonprofits


Fidelity Communications has begun accepting spring 2024 applications for the company’s Charitable Giving Fund, which annually awards $250,000 in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The application period began April and requests will be accepted through April 30.

Charitable Giving Fund grants will be made available across communities served by Fidelity and the Cable One family of brands and will concentrate support in education and digital literacy, hunger relief and food insecurity, and community development.

According to officials, in 2023, the company awarded grants to more than 50 nonprofits, including organizations devoted to the above priority areas as well as teen suicide prevention, homelessness resources, poverty disruption and child advocacy.

“We are honored to support nonprofit organizations helping those most in need in the communities we serve,” said Julie Laulis, Cable One president and CEO. “Being a strong local partner is central to our values and we are proud to help make a positive difference where we live and work.”

The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of the company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts, which include supporting national organizations dedicated to advancing education and diversity, including the Emma Bowen Foundation and the National Diversity Council, said officials. Those efforts also reportedly include supporting the mission of Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition, as well as health, arts, leadership and advocacy programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and planting trees through the Arbor Day Foundation on behalf of customers who switch to paperless billing. Since 2015, the company has planted 140,000 trees in its markets and national forests within the company’s footprint, officials added. The company also works to support the mission of Keep America Beautiful in cleaning up and beautifying communities across the U.S. and fight hunger in local communities through volunteerism and donations, as well as support organizations such as Feed My Starving Children. Since 2018, said officials, Cable One has donated more than 51 tons of food and nearly $500,000 to address food insecurity.

For more information about the Fidelity Charitable Giving Fund, visit www.fidelitycommunications.com/charitablegiving.