How are the heroes chosen?
The Heroes Judging Circle, a panel of civic leaders within the conservation field, selects one finalist from their pool of nominees. The finalists are profiled on the Cox Conserves Heroes website and in local media, during which time the public is invited to vote online. Once the voting period ends, the finalist with the most votes will be selected as the national Cox Conserves Hero.
What do the heroes receive?
A total of $130,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits in the United States. The National Cox Conserves Hero will receive $60,000 and each of the local finalists will receive $10,000 to donate to their nonprofits of choice. The organization must be a registered 501(c)(3) and proof of registration status is required.
Nonprofit of choice criteria:
- The organization must be a public 501(c)(3).
- The organization’s efforts must focus on environmental improvement.
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