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Community Research and Grants and Management Officer Joins The Columbus Foundation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (November 20, 2019)—Earlier this month, The Columbus Foundation welcomed Danielle Tong, MPH, LSW, to the organization as a Community Research and Grants Management Officer.

In this role, Tong researches, reviews, and recommends grants and strategies for a broad spectrum of community needs designed to strengthen and improve the community. She also leads the Foundation’s delivery of capacity-building initiatives benefiting nonprofit leaders and deploys her experience with evaluation and measurement to aid in the Foundation’s strategic grantmaking for a variety of areas of donor interest across central Ohio.

“Danielle’s passion and expertise are a great addition to the Foundation’s mission and broad grantmaking,” explained Dan Sharpe, Vice President for Community Research and Grants Management. “I’m especially thrilled that she will be bringing her experience with organizational capacity building, social determinants of health, and evaluation and measurement to our nonprofit and donor community.” 

Prior to the Foundation, Danielle owned a consulting firm, The Kind Elephant, which focused on capacity building and growth for Ohio nonprofits.

“I see The Columbus Foundation as a central figure for dialogue and social change within our community,” Tong said. “As a person who cares deeply for this city and its residents, I am tremendously grateful for the opportunity to serve and nurture my community through this work.”

View Danielle Tong’s complete bio here

About The Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation serves nearly 3,000 individuals, families, and businesses that have created unique funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. The Columbus Foundation is Your Trusted Philanthropic Advisor® and one of the top 10 largest community foundations in the United States. 

November 20, 2019