The Fund for Columbus
The Fund for Columbus
Support the community’s greatest opportunities and emerging needs with a responsive contribution. Created by civic-minded individuals like you, The Fund for Columbus has been making grants to our community since our founding in 1943.


The Fund for Columbus is a personalized fund you create to impact our community for generations to come. You can use cash, stock, or other assets to create a named fund, qualify for an immediate income tax deduction, and when it’s convenient for you, choose the charities you want to support. 


Consider The Fund for Columbus if you:

  • Want to support the changing needs and opportunities in the central Ohio community or your broad area of interest over time.
  • Aim to make the greatest impact possible with your charitable dollars.
  • Seek expertise in research and community evaluation to determine needs, opportunities and effectiveness of local nonprofit programs and initiatives.


Increase the power of your giving

Access information about your fund via PowerPhilanthropy® 24 hours a day. PowerPhilanthropy is an easy-to-use online resource featuring objective portraits of local nonprofit organizations. You can also review your fund(s) activity and the grants awarded from your fund.



Our Donor Services and Development team is experienced, knowledgeable, and focused on the goals of your giving while honoring donor intent. We share a passion to help your generosity do the most good. Because that’s what truly matters.

The Fund for Columbus, our organization’s unrestricted fund, is supported by visionary donors who wish to make a lasting impact on the next generations of our community, ensuring a better future for all.”
Angela G. Parsons, J.D., CAP®
Vice President – Donor Services and Development