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Social Enterprises

Social Enterprises

Social enterprises focus on a social objective as a primary purpose. With a goal of also maximizing profit, the profit is used to further the nonprofit’s social objective.


The Columbus Foundation supports the work of GiveBackHack, SEA Change, Innovation Catalyst, Philanthropitch, and Social Ventures. Nonprofits interested in financial support for social enterprises are encouraged to first explore these programs, as each provides valuable lessons and coaching.


ELIGIBILITY

 

The Foundation, on a limited basis, does invest directly in nonprofit social enterprises. New and existing nonprofit organizations with a social enterprise impacting Franklin County are eligible to apply. 


DEADLINE

 

Applications for direct funding are accepted on a rolling basis. 


STAFF CONTACT

 

For assistance, please contact Emily Savors.

Social enterprises contribute to changing the world while making money. Social entrepreneurs are creative individuals or organizations who seek to make the community better."
Emily Savors
Senior Director, Grantmaking
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