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Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

We invest in a broad range of nonprofit organizations working to strengthen and improve our community. Grant funds are made available across a variety of categories, based on donor intent and the guidance of our Governing Committee.

TOOLS FOR GRANTSEEKERS
  • Determine where your work may align with our grantmaking. Grant Guide
  • Explore grant opportunities below. 
  • Attend an optional Grant Opportunities Open House to meet members of our team and ask questions: View Upcoming Sessions.
  • Access our Nonprofit Toolkit for final report forms, media guidelines, and other grant resources: Toolkit.
  • Submit applications through each program page.
  • Login to view submitted applications and resume in-progress applications on your user Dashboard. Login

The Columbus Foundation Grants

Fund for Targeted Needs
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
Fund for Innovative Operations

Addresses significant needs of local organizations through grants supporting specific fields.

Fund for Financial Innovation
Fund for Financial Innovation

Supports transformative and pioneering ideas in two categories.

Fund for Capital Improvements
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
Columbus Youth Foundation

Funds recreational programs benefiting urban youth.

Paul G. Duke Foundation
Paul G. Duke Foundation

Supports nonprofits in the Miami County area that serve the needs of children, young adults, and families, including seed money for innovative programs and grants for projects to encourage matching gifts or leverage additional funding from other donors.

Ingram-White Castle Foundation
Ingram-White Castle Foundation

Focuses grants directly toward education and critical human needs. 

L Brands Foundation
L Brands Foundation

Supports programs that empower women, nurture and mentor children, and improve education.

Siemer Family Foundation
Siemer Family Foundation

Supports programs that focus on education, literacy, and serving underprivileged families. 

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