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Isabelle Ridgway's Legacy Continues
Mar 19, 2021
Patricia Mullins, a founding member of the Board of Trustees for the Isabelle Ridgway Foundation, discusses the enduring legacy of the foundation's namesake, Isabelle Ridgway, and how her values shape the work of the foundation now and into the future.
Looking Ahead to 2021
Jan 29, 2021
As a philanthropic leader in central Ohio, The Columbus Foundation has a responsibility to strengthen and improve the lives of the people we serve. Looking at our work for 2021 and beyond, the Foundation is prioritizing expanding the breadth, depth, and sustainability of its efforts to help dismantle systemic racism.
Shine the Light of Kindness this Giving Tuesday
Dec 1, 2020
For many in our community, a single financial hardship can set into motion a series of events that can create negative long-term consequences. The Gifts of Kindness Fund provides an immediate financial boost to prevent one difficult moment from limiting a lifetime of opportunities. Donate to the Gifts of Kindness Fund on Giving Tuesday, December 1, to see your dollars doubled!
Letter to the Community
Oct 30, 2020
What can we do to bolster the culture and the practice of working together to meet the formidable challenges of our day despite our differences? If we can vote together, we can work together, and the bonds we strengthen and the bridges we build will define us for generations to come.
Sounding the Alarm on the Digital Divide
Jul 28, 2020
Earlier this month, the Foundation released a report assessing the state of broadband access in our community. Community Research and Grants Management Officer, Matt Martin, hosted a conversation with Michael Bongiorno from AECOM, who led the report, and Autumn Glover, President of PACT, to discuss the findings and solutions to ensure all kids have the ability to learn this fall.
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.