In response to continued unemployment and economic challenges in central Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Columbus Foundation announced substantial grants to organizations helping stave off eviction, foreclosure, and hunger. IMPACT Community Action (IMPACT) received a $500,000 grant to provide housing and utility assistance to Franklin County residents. A $1 million investment was made to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective to support its comprehensive campaign priorities and build its operational capacity.
The Columbus Foundation announced today that Kate Oliphint, Vice President of the Jack Hanna Team at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and of Jungle Jack Productions, is joining its staff as Director of Kind Columbus, effective December 29, 2020. Dr. Acton Amy will now spearhead Human:Kind, the overarching initiative encompassing both Kind Columbus and the Foundation’s “Flourishing” work.
State of Play Central Ohio analyzes the state of youth sports in the region and offers recommendations to grow quality access to sports, physical activity and outdoor recreation for all children, regardless of race, gender, income or ability.
The Columbus Foundation appointed Marchelle E. Moore, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Encova Mutual Insurance Group, and Matthew A. Scantland, Principal at Twofold Ventures, and co-founder and former CEO of CoverMyMeds, to serve on its Governing Committee in 2021.
As part of its ongoing response to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Columbus Foundation announced today that it is distributing $1,375,000 from its Gifts of Kindness Fund to 18 nonprofit organizations.
The Columbus Foundation today announced Roshelle Pate, also known as the “Food Soldier,” as the 2021 recipient of The Spirit of Columbus Award. Pate was selected as the honoree in recognition of the work she and thousands of volunteers do to feed food insecure neighbors, especially during the hardest days of the pandemic.
As arts organizations continue to reel from the effects of COVID-19, The Columbus Foundation has announced its largest investment ever in the central Ohio arts sector to help preserve the community’s arts infrastructure.
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.