To enhance the quality of life in central Ohio by supporting responsible use of natural resources and ensuring their availability for future generations.
A Green Funds Advisory Committee comprised of volunteer community leaders and visionaries support the Foundation’s Green grantmaking. Through this partnership, hundreds of nonprofit organizations have benefited from grants in central Ohio.
In partnership with The Columbus Foundation, the Green Funds provide a $5,000 stipend for a qualifying student to work with a central Ohio environmental or conservation nonprofit for 10 weeks during the summer. Past nonprofits include Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW), Green Columbus, Broad Street Presbyterian Church, and Ohio Environmental Council.
The Advisory Committee selects programs and initiatives designed to meet conservation and environmental needs of individuals and families in our community. Each organization or program has received a Columbus Foundation grant through the Foundation’s Small Grants Program through the Green Funds.
To promote sustainable living throughout central Ohio by providing meaningful forums, raising awareness, and encouraging local action.
To keep the Olentangy River and its tributaries clean and safe for all to enjoy, through public education, volunteer activities, and coordination with local decision makers.
To conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
To inspire action because food impacts the quality of our health, our land, and our communities.
To serve the whole community through programs expressing Judeo-Christian principles that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body.