The Jo Cox Foundation was established in 2016 by the friends and family of the late Jo Cox MP. The Foundation exists to build a positive legacy for Jo and to create something positive from the tragedy that was her murder.
Our vision is for a kinder, more compassionate society where every individual has a sense of belonging and where we recognise that we have more in common than that which divides us.
The Jo Cox Foundation inspires and galvanises positive change at local, national and international levels. We do this by partnering with visionary individuals and organisations who share our commitment to the fairer, kinder world that Jo dedicated her life to building.
Locally we work to create compassionate, well connected communities where everyone has a sense of identity and belonging, by bringing people together through The Great Get Together campaign and the national More in Common community.
A Better Public Life
Nationally we work to build a better public life through tackling abuse and intimidation, encouraging cross-party work on important issues, and inspiring the next generation of women and young people.
A Fairer World
Internationally we support organisations and initiatives which champion the humanitarian causes Jo cared about.
We are led by the values that guided Jo’s life as a campaigner, activist and humanitarian; a proud Yorkshire lass and internationalist; and a devoted mother, daughter, sister, wife, friend and MP.
More in Common
We act at all times on Jo’s belief that we have more in common than that which divides us. We seek to bring people together and emphasise our collective commonality.
We work in partnership to support and achieve ambitious targets. We contribute to larger networks in order to catalyse and amplify positive change, inspire activism in others, and mobilise action. Our work is true to Jo’s belief that we are stronger than the sum of our parts. We work across political divides, and believe that we can achieve much more when we work together.
We pledge to uphold the level of ambition and relentlessness that Jo brought to the issues she cared about and we will be equally energetic and unrelenting in our mission to foster positive change.
We treat everyone with respect and understanding, championing the rights and contributions of all to achieve a fairer world. We call out abuse and hostility where we find it, and actively advocate tolerance and kindness in our discourse. We follow Jo’s example to demonstrate that kindness and compassion are signs of strength, not weakness.
Our Anti-Racist Vision
The Jo Cox Foundation wants to speed up the pace of change for a fairer, anti-racist, inclusive society. We written about that vision, and what it means to us, which you can view here.
We know that we’re not at the end of a process, and are committed to continuing the journey that we have started on. We will continue to reflect on the commitments that we have made, measure progress against them and challenge ourselves to more ambitious future goals.
Jo Cox Foundation Trustee Report
The best way to understand our work is to read The Jo Cox Foundation's annual Trustees' Report and Accounts. In these reports we lay out all of the work we have completed throughout the year, as well as looking at where we are headed in the future. You can also find copies of these account on the Charity Commission's website.