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:  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.  Final strategies are now being developed, and a copy of a Request for Proposals for the early education can be found here.  The deadline for receipt of new proposals is May 15, 2014.

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.  

The final strategy for environmental grants is under development but is likely to be posted within the next few months.   

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

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