Skip to Content

The Fund for Columbus

Support the community’s greatest opportunities and emerging needs with a responsive contribution. Created by civic-minded individuals like you, The Fund for Columbus has been making grants to our community since our founding in 1943.

Getting started is easy.

The Fund for Columbus is a personalized fund you create to impact our community for generations to come. You can use cash, stock, or other assets to create a named fund, qualify for an immediate income tax deduction, and when it’s convenient for you, choose the charities you want to support. 


Consider The Fund for Columbus if you:

  • Want to support the changing needs and opportunities in the central Ohio community or your broad area of interest over time.
  • Aim to make the greatest impact possible with your charitable dollars.
  • Seek expertise in research and community evaluation to determine needs, opportunities and effectiveness of local nonprofit programs and initiatives.


Increase the power of your giving through The Giving Store

Your one-stop shop for easy and effective giving to strengthen our community. Access a dynamic personal dashboard to manage your fund, view past grant history, and quickly identify causes and organizations that match your interests and passions to make grants to the nonprofits you care about.

Ready to set up your fund?

Our Donor Services and Development team is experienced, knowledgeable, and focused on the goals of your giving while honoring donor intent. We share a passion to help your generosity do the most good. Because that’s what truly matters.