Through strategic grantmaking, we invest in a broad range of highly effective nonprofits. Each year, grant funds are made available across a wide variety of grant programs, based on donor intent and the guidance of our Governing Committee.
TOOLS FOR GRANTSEEKERS
Review the information below to prepare your nonprofit for the grant application process.
- where your work may align with our grantmaking. Grant Guide
- grant opportunities below. Click on each program for detailed information about funding priorities and eligibility requirements.
- an optional Grants Information Session to ask questions and learn about the online application system. View Upcoming Sessions
- our Nonprofit Toolkit for final report forms, media guidelines, and other grant resources: Toolkit
The Columbus Foundation Grants
Fund for Targeted Needs
Supports a wide variety of donor interests, including health, animal welfare, community improvement, conservation, youth development, substance abuse, special populations, and more.
Fund for Innovative Operations
Addresses significant needs of local organizations through grants supporting specific fields.
Fund for Financial Innovation
Supports transformative and pioneering ideas in two categories.
Fund for Capital Improvements
Supports projects designed to improve the delivery, quality, and efficiency of nonprofit programs and services that serve vulnerable populations.
Supporting Foundations Grants
Columbus Youth Foundation
Funds recreational programs benefiting urban youth.
Paul G. Duke Foundation
Focuses solely on making competitive grants in Miami County for programs benefiting children and families.
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
Focuses grants directly toward education and critical human needs.
L Brands Foundation
Supports programs that empower women, nurture and mentor children, and improve education.
Siemer Family Foundation
Supports programs that focus on education, literacy, and serving underprivileged families.