In celebration of #NationalVolunteerWeek, Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land want to thank the environmental volunteers who have been honored through the Cox Conserves Heroes program for creating, preserving or enhancing the shared outdoor places in our communities. Cox Conserves Heroes has honored more than 140 volunteers and takes place in Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Virginia. The program has donated nearly $500,000 to local nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists.
Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey examines sustainability challenges and opportunities for SMBs
A majority of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) want better sustainability programs but are hindered by costs and a perception that investments in these initiatives don’t matter to customers, according to a sustainability survey released by Cox Enterprises. The 2014 Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey examined sustainability opportunities and challenges for SMB leaders.
World Water Day takes place on March 22, and Cox is proud of our partnership with American Rivers. Cox employees have participated in river cleanups in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Learn more about our partnership from American Rivers' President Bob Irvin in the video.
Grant to support technology enhancements through “Connected Patient Project”
PHOENIX, March 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Phoenix Children’s Hospital received a $200,000 grant from the James M. Cox Foundation. The grant will support the hospital’s “Connected Patient Project,” which provides customized patient care information on tablets.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital uses Journey Boards as tools to help families of a sick child identify what they need to know before taking their child home from the hospital. Parts of the Journey Board may also be applied to a clinic or emergency room visit.
Grant to support early childhood education initiative
Feb. 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to the Bayou District Foundation (BDF). The grant will support the Bayou District Foundation’s Educare Center that annually provides early childhood education to 150 low-income children from six weeks to five years. Educare is part of a national network of 20 early learning facilities in 11 states that utilizes research-based best practices to ensure the school-readiness of underserved children.
Feb. 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Valpak significantly expands its local community service involvement with the official launch today of its “Valpak Saves” program, partnering with national non-profit KaBOOM! to bring more play to neighborhoods throughout the country.
February 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation announced today a $250,000 grant to Georgia Organics in support of the organization’s Farm to School (F2S) program. F2S is a nationwide movement that connects schools and local farms to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias, improve student nutrition and promote farm or gardening educational opportunities.
Grant to support construction of new facility in downtown Pensacola
February 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $300,000 grant to the YMCA of Northwest Florida to support the construction of a new facility in downtown Pensacola. Construction on the building is set to begin later this year and will be complete in 2016.
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 Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group operate.