Cox Trust Application Process

July 17th, 2014

The Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust makes grants in the six New England states in the fields of education, environment, and health.  Within these areas, the focus has narrowed:

·         Education:  access to early education

·         Environment:  regional habitat conservation

·         Health:  access to health care in community setting

The Cox trust was established in 1982 with a plan for charitable giving over a 35-year period. In mid-2013, the trustees began to define a plan for spending down the trust by the end of 2017. After a strategic planning process to prepare for its final three years, 2014 to 2017, the Cox Trust has decided to partner with a limited number of projects or initiatives.  



Regional Conservation Partnership Innovation Fund

The Jessie B. Cox Trust is announcing a three-year, $1 million dollar initiative to increase the capacity of Regional Conservation Partnerships in New England to conserve ecologically significant land.

The grant program has two components:

  • The Donated Land and Easement Grant Program will provide capital to cover the transaction costs associated with the donation of conservation easements and fee simple lands of ecological significance.
  • The RCP Innovation Grant Program will help RCPs address basic organizational challenges that limit their ability to grow as effective collaboratives or to achieve significant conservation gains.

Click here for the: Request for Proposal


February 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Informational Call:

An informational call will be held on Friday, January 23rd at 11:00.  Participation in the call is not required.  RSVP before Thursday noon by contacting Katy Fyrberg at


 The deadline for receipt of new proposals has passed.


For the field of health, the Trust will employ a closed application process focused on community health centers that are at the forefront of caring for disadvantaged populations, addressing health disparities, managing primary care and chronic conditions, and absorbing clients under the Affordable Care Act.  The Trust will seek out innovative approaches to the organization or delivery of care that improve access to high quality, cultural appropriate health care, leading to improvements in health decreasing disparities among groups.  

If you have questions, please contact Katy Fyrberg, Foundation Assistant, at kfyrberg @

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