Created in 2019, Columbus’ True Originals celebrates those in our city who expand the horizons of Columbus through groundbreaking, original work. A renowned climate research scientist, acclaimed author, and two pairs of husband-wife art producers who have dedicated years to strengthening the arts in our community were recognized as this year’s “True Originals” at The Columbus Foundation today.
The Columbus Foundation recognizes that our nonprofit organizations are on the front lines of holding together our community, helping thousands of residents stay healthy and safe, and providing critical resources for those who are struggling financially. The Columbus Foundation honors these extraordinary efforts and is proud to announce its “5 Nonprofits to Watch” in 2020.
The Columbus Foundation announced today that Bath & Body Works, an LBrands company, is donating 500,000 bottles of its liquid soaps to the City through The Columbus Foundation to help equip local nonprofits and first responders assisting others during this community crisis.
The Columbus Foundation today celebrated the accomplishments of individual community leaders and organizations who, during the past year, have been recognized by their industry peers for their outstanding contributions to their fields. They were honored at the annual National Number Ones event held at the Foundation.
The Columbus Foundation announced today that it has established an Emergency Response Fund to support Franklin County nonprofit organizations as they assist in responding to the spread of COVID-19 in the community and experience financial challenges in doing so.
Middle West Spirits has diverged from their usual production of alcohol to produce hand sanitizer for frontline responders, including EMS and shelter staff. In this unique partnership, The Columbus Foundation will purchase the first $50,000 of sanitizer to equip local EMS operations and homeless shelters.
The Columbus Foundation and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (informally known as the d.school) are in partnership to bring innovative problem-solving techniques to nonprofits in the Columbus region. In August, approximately 40 leaders in Columbus’ nonprofit sector will come together to engage with Stanford’s Designing for Social Systems workshop in Columbus. This will be the first time the d.school conducts this workshop outside of its campus.
The Diamond Hill Capital Management made a historic grant to help support the community through The Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund. The $500,000 grant from the Diamond Hill Investments Charitable Foundation Fund will provide critical assistance to central Ohio nonprofits responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Columbus Foundation named Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, as the 2020 recipient of The Spirit of Columbus Award in recognition of her outstanding work and leadership during this public health crisis.