The Columbus Foundation is seeking college and graduate students with interest in the nonprofit sector, offering a 10-week, paid fellowship to build work experience and develop skills for a future nonprofit career through its Summer Fellowship Program. The program, now in its tenth year, will match eligible students with 15 Franklin County nonprofits.
The Columbus Foundation is excited to welcome Danielle Tong, MPH, LSW, to the organization as a Community Research and Grants Management Officer. In this role, Tong researches, reviews, and recommends grants and strategies for a broad spectrum of community needs designed to strengthen and improve the community. She also leads the Foundation’s delivery of capacity-building initiatives benefiting nonprofit leaders and deploys her experience with evaluation and measurement to aid in the Foundation’s strategic grantmaking for a variety of areas of donor interest across central Ohio.
The annual Celebration of Philanthropy highlighted the Foundation’s 75-year commitment to strengthening and improving the community and recognized outstanding examples of philanthropy through its 2019 awards. For the third straight year, the Foundation and its donors set a record for investments made into communities, granting more than $224 million to 4,018 nonprofits in 2018. More than $2.7 million was awarded through scholarship grants, a record high for the Foundation. Since 1944, $2.5 billion has been awarded to support thousands of nonprofit organizations in areas from education and the arts to social services and healthcare.
The Aspen Institute announced a new partnership with The Columbus Foundation and others aimed at researching and recommending ways to increase access to sports opportunities for young people in Franklin County. The State of Play Central Ohio will analyze the state of youth sports in Franklin County, and offer recommendations to grow access to quality sport options for all children.
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 its 5 Nonprofits to Watch, recognizing innovative nonprofits poised for an exceptional year of growth and progress in 2015. The organizations selected for 2015 are: Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus, Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio, Columbus Museum of Art, Reeb Community Center, and St. Vincent Family Center.