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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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