To enhance the quality of life in central Ohio by supporting responsible use of natural resources and ensuring their availability for future generations.
A Green Funds Advisory Committee comprised of volunteer community leaders and visionaries support the Foundation’s Green grantmaking. Through this partnership, hundreds of nonprofit organizations have benefited from grants in central Ohio.
In partnership with The Columbus Foundation, the Green Funds provide a $5,000 stipend for a qualifying student to work with a central Ohio environmental or conservation nonprofit for 10 weeks during the summer. Past nonprofits include Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW), Green Columbus, Broad Street Presbyterian Church, and Ohio Environmental Council.
The Advisory Committee selects programs and initiatives designed to meet conservation and environmental needs of individuals and families in our community. Each organization or program has received a Columbus Foundation grant through the Foundation’s Targeted Grants Program through the Green Funds.
Grant funds will support Conservation Classroom programming, uniquely developed to benefit children who have little to no access to the natural world or hands-on natural science education.
Grant funds will support the organizational infrastructure of Earth Day Columbus 2018 and related events and activities.
Grant funds will support the installation of solar powered equipment that furthers the organization's mission to grow and share healthy food, create beauty, and build community.