Foundation / Corporation
Cox Enterprises and Trust for Public Land (TPL)
Awards to USA individuals to recognize outstanding volunteer contributions to the conservation of natural resources. Awardee, finalists, and runners up will receive up to $50,000 to donate to nonprofits of choice. This program honors volunteers whose activities create, protect, and/or beautify outdoor community spaces and who inspire others to engage in community conservation.
Nominees and their projects must meet the following criteria:
GrantWatch ID#: 155784
Two runners up and one winner will be selected from each participating region. Prizes will be awarded in each of the four regions and one winner per region will go on to phase two. In phase two, each regional winner will compete at the national level for the title of National Cox Conserves Hero. In total, 12 individuals and 12 organizations will be recognized.
In addition to individual recognition, all finalists and winners will receive cash awards to be donated to an environmental nonprofit of their choice courtesy of the James M. Cox Foundation.
- 1 Grand-Prize (National Hero): $50,000
- 4 National Finalists (Regional Winners): $10,000 each ($40,000 total)
- 4 Regional Runners up (2nd place): $7,500 each ($30,000 total)
- 4 Regional Second Runners up (3rd place): $5,000 each ($20,000 total)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Nomination Form: https://www.coxconservesheroes.com/nominate-a-volunteer
If you have a question about the Cox Conserves Heroes program, please send inquiries to: email@example.com
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi
Opportunity for California nonprofit organizations, for-profits, and social enterprises to participate in an initiative that promotes the advancement of the health and wellness of marginalized communities in eligible locations. Participants in the program will take part
Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs that promote the humanities in local communities. Certain applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to a full grant application. All applicants are advised to contact Foundation staff prior to submitting a pro
Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for community benefit initiatives. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Priority is given to addressing the needs of low-income youth, children, and their families. The funding source s
Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga
Grants to New York and Pennsylvania families living in eligible areas and caring for a child with cancer to offset expenses related to the child's cancer treatments. Funding is intended to cover costs not covered by health insurance, including travel costs, housing, and
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.
Grants to USA and territories community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations to provide services to children with special health care needs. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete
Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for projects and capital campaigns that address community needs. Applicants requesting support for a capital campaign are asked to contact the funding source prior to submitting an application. Projects are e
Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to support entrance into mergers or acquisitions. Funding is intended to support reorganizations that result in well-maintained or improved services or financial savings. The Foundation encourages transformati