James M. Cox Foundation

Feed the Frontline to Serve 10k Weekly Meals to Workers

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ATLANTA, May 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Feed the Frontline, the initiative established in April by the James M. Cox Foundation and Emory Healthcare to provide meals to Atlanta’s frontline workers, is now on track to serve almost 10,000 meals each week.  

James M. Cox Foundation Donates $1 Million to Support American Rivers

Grant Will Facilitate River Cleanup Awareness and National Employee Cleanup Initiatives
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ATLANTA, March 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of World Water Day, the James M. Cox Foundation announced a $1 million grant to support the efforts of American Rivers to protect and restore the nation’s rivers.

“Rivers are important to our environment and outdoor enjoyment,” said Cox Enterprises Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Alex Taylor, who also chairs the board for American Rivers. “American Rivers does an outstanding job making sure our waterways will be clean for future generations.”

#NationalWeekoftheYoungChild: James M. Cox Foundation Supports Early Childhood Education


April 24 - It’s the National Week of the Young Child, and one of the most important things we can do as a society is prepare children for success. The James M. Cox Foundation has a focus on early childhood education and is supporting initiatives and models in Georgia that can provide a national impact.

Here are three recent ways the James M. Cox Foundation has supported early childhood education. Overall, the James M. Cox Foundation has invested more than $14 million in early childhood education initiatives in Metro Atlanta.

James M. Cox Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Grant to Support Early Childhood Education at Charles R. Drew Charter School

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ATLANTA, March 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation announced a five-year $2.5 million grant to the East Lake Foundation to further early childhood education through Charles R. Drew Charter School. The program is based in the East Lake community and serves as a research and design site for the Atlanta Speech School’s Cox Campus, which provides free access to research-based professional development courses and e-coaching tools for thousands of early childhood teachers in Georgia and beyond.

Atlanta Speech School Expands Access to Teacher Training with $2.8 Million Grant from James M. Cox Foundation

Grant will support growing number of users, online content and e-coaching functionality
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ATLANTA, November 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $2.8 million grant to the Atlanta Speech School to expand access to the Cox Campus and provide more learning materials. By removing physical and financial barriers, the Cox Campus provides free, online access to professional development for teachers of children from birth to eight years of age.

Food Well Alliance Celebrates First Year of Operation with $3.75 Million Grant from James M. Cox Foundation

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ATLANTA, June 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Food Well Alliance is celebrating the completion of its first full year of connecting stakeholders and elevating Atlanta’s local food movement. To support the organization’s continued development, the James M. Cox Foundation announced a $3.75 million grant. This grant builds upon previous support that helped establish Food Well Alliance in 2015.

Food Well Alliance is a convener, grantmaker and promoter for the growing number of organizations in Atlanta that build healthier communities through local food.

PATH Foundation Kicks Off “Realizing the Vision” Capital Campaign

Campaign will enable construction of 37 miles of trails throughout Metro Atlanta
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April 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The PATH Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary with plans to add 37 new miles of trails. The organization is seeking to raise $15.8 million in private funds through a recently-launched fundraising campaign. The campaign will leverage more than $34 million in public funding for a total investment of $50 million in new trail projects. To encourage community support, the James M. Cox Foundation has committed $6 million to the effort.

The James M. Cox Foundation Announces $175,000 Grant to Reconcile New Orleans

Funds to help organization triple the number of at-risk youth served each year
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February 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $175,000 grant to Reconcile New Orleans to help finish construction of a 17,000 square-foot training facility at the non-profit. Cox is also donating surplus kitchen equipment from its corporate headquarters in Atlanta to help Reconcile train at-risk youth how to build careers in hospitality, one of the city’s top industries.

James M. Cox Foundation and EveryoneOn to Bridge Digital Divide in Middle Georgia Through Innovative Pilot Program

Foundation Grant Will Fund Educational Computer Tablets for 1,500 Low-Income Families
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MACON, Ga., September 16, 2015 /3BL Media/  – The James M. Cox Foundation announced today a $288,500 grant to EveryoneOn. The grant will fund an innovative pilot program providing 1,500 tablet computers, preloaded with premium educational content, to families in Georgia who are enrolling in Cox Communications’ Connect2Compete discounted internet service program.

Cox Employee Relief Fund Reaches $4 Million Giving Milestone

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, more than 1,700 employees helped during times of need
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ATLANTA, August 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ — The Cox Employee Relief Fund (CERF), established hours after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina by members of the Cox family and the James M. Cox Foundation, announced today that it has surpassed $4 million in employee grants. More than 1,700 employees have received direct financial assistance from the fund since its inception a decade ago.


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