The Columbus Foundation announced a new Critical Need Alert focused on creating positive futures for at-risk youth in Franklin County through strategic partnerships with three innovative nonprofits in the technology workforce development sector: Digital Works, i.c. Stars, and Per Scholas. The Pathways Project: Technology Training and Careers for At-risk Youth will help launch 125 in-demand technology careers for youth in Franklin County who are not in school and not working.
Amy Stearns Acton, MD, and Matthew Martin will join The Columbus Foundation and serve as officers in the Community Research and Grants Management department. Dr. Acton and Martin bring extensive community experience and research backgrounds that will support the Foundation’s grantmaking and initiatives—with special emphasis in the areas of public health and neighborhood revitalization.
The Columbus Foundation, the seventh largest community foundation in the United States, announced an historic all-time high in grants awarded in 2015―$176.6 million, a 23 percent increase over 2014, at its 2016 annual Celebration of Philanthropy at the Foundation.
Columbus, OH (May 19, 2017)—The Founding Board of the Isabelle Ridgway Foundation today announced the creation of a new endowment to honor the legacy of Isabelle Ridgway by improving the quality of life and the systems that impact aging African Americans in central Ohio.
The Giving Store: Introducing the region’s one-stop shop for easy, effective giving—from donating to nonprofits in an expanded 10-county region and learning about community needs to helping others who are experiencing an unforeseen setback.
The Columbus Foundation announced $132.9 million in gifts to new and existing funds and Supporting Foundations in 2014—a 24 percent increase over 2013—at its annual Celebration of Philanthropy held September 3rd in Davis Hall. This is the fifth consecutive year gifts have topped the $100 million mark.