Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

Through strategic grantmaking, we invest in a broad range of highly effective nonprofits. We invite nonprofits to explore competitive grant opportunities made possible by our generous donors.

ACCESS GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Follow the steps below to prepare your nonprofit for the grant application process.

  • Confirm your organization is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit.
  • Attend a Grants Information Session: View Upcoming Sessions
  • Research grant opportunities below. Click on each program for detailed information about eligibility requirements and the application process.
  • Access our Nonprofit Toolkit for final report forms and other grant resources: Toolkit

The Columbus Foundation Grants

Fund for Targeted Needs
Fund for Targeted Needs

Supports a wide variety of donor interests, including health, animal welfare, community improvement, conservation, youth development, substance abuse, special populations, and more.

Fund for Innovative Operations
Fund for Innovative Operations

Addresses significant needs of local organizations through grants supporting specific fields.

Fund for Financial Innovation
Fund for Financial Innovation

Supports transformative and pioneering ideas in two categories.

Fund for Capital Improvements
Fund for Capital Improvements

Supports projects designed to improve the delivery, quality, and efficiency of nonprofit programs and services that serve vulnerable populations.


Supporting Foundation Grants

Columbus Youth Foundation
Columbus Youth Foundation

Funds recreational programs benefiting urban youth.

Paul G. Duke Foundation
Paul G. Duke Foundation

Focuses solely on making competitive grants in Miami County for programs benefiting children and families.

Ingram-White Castle Foundation
Ingram-White Castle Foundation

Focuses grants directly toward education and critical human needs. 

L Brands Foundation
L Brands Foundation

Supports programs that empower women, nurture and mentor children, and improve education.

Siemer Family Foundation
Siemer Family Foundation

Supports programs that focus on education, literacy, and serving underprivileged families.