District 1, Greg Cox

Supports the fund increase?“We’re in a good budget year and can afford to restore many programs, including this one, back to funding levels cut during the recession.”– Supervisor Greg Cox

Supervisor Greg Cox has given to almost 400 different organizations and agencies over the past 16 years. He funds groups as diverse as Adaptive Equestrian Riding for Therapy and the Women’s History Reclamation Project Inc. One priority of his is clear: parks.

Cox has given the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation more than $2.5 million, about 10 percent of his total spending. The most recent grant was $277,000 for fiscal 2014. Four individual parks have also received more than $500,000 each from Cox since 1998.


Cox took a particular interest in the Bonita-Sunnyside Library and Museum. From 1998 to 2004, Cox gave the project $2 million.


Cox has given several organizations grants more than once. I Love A Clean San Diego, for example, was on his list 10 of the past 16 years. These organizations, however, have not necessarily received the most money overall.


Cox often increases the number of organizations and departments he supports during election cycles, but the increase is not dramatic.


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Leonardo Castañeda was a reporter and economic analyst for inewsource. To contact him with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email leocastaneda [at] inewsource [dot] org.

6 replies on “Who benefits from Supervisor grants?”

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  2. If you search the database that goes with the story — turns out it’s almost all Ron Roberts, 15 years in a row. Also, Bill Horn gave a 100k grant in 2009/2010.

  3. I don’t think it is fair to call Pro Kids a golf academy, although that is the name. It is a youth services organization in City Heights, and it does a great job. I’ve spent a lot of time there, and I think it is a great use of these funds.

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