The Columbus Foundation offers an array of investment options via a long established relationship with Vanguard and with numerous other investment agents approved to invest fund assets on behalf of The Columbus Foundation’s donors. Please see our most recent available investment returns for our various offerings through Vanguard. Investment performance for those donors utilizing one of our other approved investment agents are available upon request.
The Columbus Foundation is in compliance with The Council on Foundation’s National Standards for legal, ethical, and effective operational practices that demonstrate transparency and financial transparency and accountability.
The Foundation holds a top rating from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator based in New Jersey. The four-star rating is awarded based on excellent governance, including financial health, accountability, and transparency.
The Foundation received the Standards for Excellence Certification from The Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO) for achieving excellence in governance, mission and programs, financial and legal, public accountability, fundraising, and public affairs.