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.
The Columbus Foundation announced The Big Table, a new community initiative focused on a day of conversation to strengthen understanding across our region. The event will bring the voices of residents together around many tables on August 30, 2016—with gatherings held in homes, offices, libraries, places of worship, and in recreation and community centers.
Columbus, OH (November 15, 2016)—The Columbus Foundation has released The Big Table Report, which assesses the reach and impact of nearly 500 community-building conversations held in homes, offices, restaurants, libraries, churches, and community centers on August 30. The Big Table initiative far surpassed expectations in its inaugural year, engaging more than 5,000 residents from all walks of life in at least hour-long conversations to discuss how collaboratively we can all build and improve our community. The report details who participated and key discussion themes.
The Columbus Foundation was formed more than 70 years ago by an group of civic leaders, led by Harrison M. Sayre. To celebrate this anniversary, we’re happy to share A Spirited Journey, A Portrait of The Columbus Foundation’s First 70 Years, a new history book, available at columbusfoundation.org.