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Disaster Relief Efforts
Disaster Relief Efforts

The Columbus Foundation is responsive to local, national, and international natural disasters, epidemics, and events in need of support.


Through Disaster Relief Efforts, the Foundation’s Community Research and Grants Management team identifies the most effective organizations that are often the first and lasting responders.


The Columbus Foundation Disaster Relief Fund is mobilized during such times to support ongoing relief efforts local to the areas of disaster.

Past Disaster Relief Efforts include:

  • Hurricanes Michael and Florence — September 2018
  • California Wildfires – October 2017
  • Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria Relief – August-September 2017
  • Tainan Disaster Relief – February 2016
  • The Carolinas Flood Disaster Relief – October 2015
  • Ebola Epidemic – October 2014 
  • Philippines Super Typhoon Relief – November 2013
  • Oklahoma City Tornado Recovery – May 2013
  • Japan’s Rescue and Relief Efforts – March 2011