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Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

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.

  • Determine where your work may align with our grantmaking. Grant Guide
  • Research grant opportunities below. Click on each program for detailed information about funding priorities and eligibility requirements.
  • Attend an optional Grants Information Session to ask questions and learn about the online application system. View Upcoming Sessions
  • Access our Nonprofit Toolkit for final report forms, media guidelines, and other grant resources: Toolkit

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

Focuses solely on making competitive grants in Miami County for programs benefiting children and families.

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.