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The Results Are In!
Jun 29, 2020
View the 2020 Big Give results summary, which includes the total amount leveraged, number of nonprofits, top recipients, milestones, and more. The Big Give truly demonstrates the kindness of the community we live in. Thank you for your kindness, Central Ohio!
What the Census Means to ColumbUS
Apr 1, 2020
As our community grows at this rapid pace, it is critical to have accurate data about our neighborhoods to know where we are and where we're going. Community Research and Grants Management Officer Matt Martin explains the impact that the census will have on the community and why it's crucial to have an accurate count.
Designing for a Flourishing Community
Feb 6, 2020
In the lastest At the Table, Heather Tsavaris, Principal Consultant on the Foundation’s Human:Kind work, explains how the Foundation is working to advance well-being in the Columbus region through an exciting new partnership with one of the country’s most prestigious institutions.
One for the Ages
Dec 27, 2019
Doug Kridler, President and CEO of The Columbus Foundation, celebrates just a few of the ways in which we came together over the past year to commemorate our 75th anniversary.
Remembering Dorothy Cage Evans
Nov 1, 2019
Dorothy Cage Evans’ dream was to ensure underserved and economically challenged youth in our community had the tools they needed to succeed in life. Over the course of 25 years, Dorothy and her family awarded hundreds of scholarships to do just that.
Sep 28, 2019
In the spirit of celebration, The Columbus Foundation’s philanthropy awards honor incredible legacies of generosity and innovation in our community. These awards lift up the generosity of donors, recognize the great work of a high-performing nonprofit organization, and shine a spotlight on a Columbus Foundation fund making a difference a half a world away.
Developing a Culture of Dialogue with The Big Table
Jul 29, 2019
Alicia Szempruch, Manager of The Big Table, discusses how building a culture of dialogue helps create a community where all voices are heard and valued.
Keeping Camps Up and Running for Kids
Jun 28, 2019
Learn how a grant from the Theodore R. Magnuson Field of Interest Fund helped Camp Ken-Jockety update their buildings and camp supplies to create a fun, safe place for kids to enjoy the great outdoors.
Former Summer Fellow Shares Her Experience
May 30, 2019
Ashley McIntosh, MPA, a 2015 Columbus Foundation summer fellow, shares how the fellowship program prepared her for a career in the nonprofit sector.
Save The Crew Wins 2019 Spirit of Columbus Award
Apr 26, 2019
The Spirit of Columbus Award was established in 2013 to honor aviatrix Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world. The undeniable determination possessed by Mock was also evident in recent collaborative efforts to keep the Columbus Crew SC in Columbus.