The Columbus Foundation’s board directed grants make up approximately five percent of the Foundation’s overall grantmaking. Supporting Foundations board directed grants and donor directed grants make up the other 95 percent of grantmaking.
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Supports a wide variety of donor interests, including health, animal welfare, community improvement, conservation, youth development, substance abuse, special populations, and more.
Addresses significant needs of local organizations through grants supporting specific fields.
Supports transformative and pioneering ideas in two categories.
Supports projects designed to improve the delivery, quality, and efficiency of nonprofit programs and services that serve vulnerable populations.
Funds recreational programs benefiting urban youth.
Focuses solely on making competitive grants in Miami County for programs benefiting children and families.
Focuses grants directly toward education and critical human needs.
Supports programs that empower women, nurture and mentor children, and improve education.
Supports programs that focus on education, literacy, and serving underprivileged families.