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Opportunity Village receives $200,000 grant from James M. Cox Foundation

Published On: January 22, 2024Categories: Press Release 2024, Press ReleasesTags: ,

Opportunity Village receives $200,000 grant from James M. Cox Foundation

Gift will benefit expansion of Betty’s Village residential community concept in northwest Las Vegas

(LAS VEGAS) January 23, 2024 – The James M. Cox Foundation has awarded $200,000 to Opportunity Village’s Northwest Residential Project. The Foundation is the charitable arm of Cox Enterprises, parent company of Cox Communications, and named after the company’s founder.

“Thank you to the James M. Cox Foundation for this incredible donation that will change so many lives,” said Bob Brown, president and CEO of Opportunity Village. “The Northwest Residential and Community Campus project will provide about 100 residents with accessible and affordable housing, and create a new place where the community can come together while supporting people with disabilities through employment opportunities, day habilitation and integrated activities.”

Opportunity Village previously received a $300,000 grant from the James M. Cox Foundation in support of pre-vocation and workforce development programs. For several years, Opportunity Village employees have sorted, cleaned, tested and packaged remote control units and wires/cables for Cox’s Nevada operations, as well as company operations in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas and Idaho.

“At Cox, we want to empower our employees and communities to build a better future for the next generation, and with this gift from the Foundation, we can do that supporting transformational projects like Opportunity Village’s Northwest Residential Project that follows the highly successful, affordable, independent living concept for those with varying abilities at Betty’s Village,” said Janet Uthman, Cox’s Las Vegas Market Vice President and Opportunity Village Board Member.

“As a technology partner to Opportunity Village and longtime business collaborator, Cox is proud to support their efforts to create a second integrated, accessible community that allows each resident the opportunity to grow, learn, maximize their potential, and live their highest quality of life.”

The project is expected to break ground in fall 2024 and will be located at the intersection of North Thom Boulevard and West Rome Boulevard, just off North Decatur Boulevard and the 215 Beltway.

About the James M. Cox Foundation

The James M. Cox Foundation is named in honor of Cox Enterprises’ founder and provides funding for capital campaigns and special projects in communities where the company operates. James M. Cox was Ohio’s first three-term governor and the 1920 Democratic nominee for president of the United States. The Foundation concentrates its community support in several areas, including conservation and environment, early childhood education, empowering families and individuals for success, and health.

About Opportunity Village

Since 1954, Opportunity Village has been dedicated to helping people with disabilities find the very best version of themselves. Through workforce development, community employment, day services, inclusive housing, arts and social recreation, they are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration, and unleash creative passions. Opportunity Village thrives with the funding from our social enterprises, signature events and the generous philanthropy of our donors and community partners. Together, we are successfully empowering, employing, and serving people with disabilities – positively impacting lives. For more information on Opportunity Village, visit


Laura Foster, Opportunity Village

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