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Gifts of Kindness Fund
A community-focused fund helping central Ohio families with emergency needs.

Through the Gifts of Kindness program, The Columbus Foundation partners with 26 local nonprofit agencies to identify individuals experiencing an unforeseen hardship and help them get back on their feet by providing them with one-time grants. 

 

When the Gifts of Kindness Fund was established at The Columbus Foundation in fall 2014, the thought was simple—to encourage kindness by lifting up people with one-time financial gifts that could help them overcome a sudden obstacle.   

 

The grants, typically between $500 to $3,000, go toward expenses associated with the hardship and help stem any ripple effects of it. Often, these expenses include the cost of transportation, utility assistance, or help with rent. Gifts of Kindness provides an immediate financial boost to help individuals and families continue on a path to independence and sustainability.       

NONPROFIT PARTNERS

Alvis, Inc.

MISSION:

Innovate and deliver evidence-based human service programs that empower those we serve to build successful and productive lives.

Broad Street Presbyterian Church

MISSION:

Serve the city and its residents, and make a difference in the surrounding community and the world.

Catholic Social Services

MISSION:

Help poor and vulnerable seniors and families reach their potential.

The Center for Healthy Families Inc.

MISSION:

Engage teens and their children in opportunities to acquire self-sufficiency, health and well-being, education, and employment through a coordinated network of the most effective community services.

Central Community House of Columbus Inc.

MISSION:

Empower people to reach their full potential, to be self-supporting, and to live cooperatively with all others.

Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center

MISSION:

Respond to the needs of our diverse community to foster safer, healthier, and empowered lives in the best tradition of settlement houses.

Columbus Area Integrated Health Services

MISSION:

Provide culturally competent behavioral health, primary care, and wellness services.

Community Development for All People

MISSION:

Catalyze collaborations with key strategic partners to improve the quality of life for all residents of the South Side through individual and community services.

Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio

MISSION:

Support families, promote community involvement, and encourage a lifetime of opportunities for people with Down syndrome.

Gladden Community House

MISSION:

Strengthen the well-being of Franklinton’s children, families and community, and build a thriving equitable neighborhood.

Goodwill Columbus

MISSION:

Transform the lives of individuals with disabilities and other barriers through pathways to independence and the power of work.

The Homeless Families Foundation

MISSION:

Educate and nurtures children while empowering families to achieve stable housing and self-sufficiency.

Homeport

MISSION:

Create a cornerstone of dignity, security, and opportunity through quality affordable homes and strong communities.

Huckleberry House, Inc.

MISSION:

Reach young people and their families to build stronger lives.

IMPACT Community Action

MISSION:

Reduce poverty by providing hope-inspiring help and real opportunities for self-sufficiency.

LifeCare Alliance

MISSION:

Lead the community in delivering health and nutrition services to meet the community’s needs by providing services to seniors and individuals living with a medical challenge or disability in central Ohio.

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio

MISSION:

Create a better world by serving people in need.

Maryhaven, Inc.

MISSION:

Helping individuals and families lead healthy lives free from addiction and mental illness through education, treatment, and support.

Physicians CareConnection

MISSION:

Optimize the health of the most vulnerable in central Ohio.

Star House

MISSION:

Provide youth experiencing homelessness with a safe respite from the streets and connect them with a chance to thrive.

The Salvation Army (Central Ohio)

MISSION:

Serve people in need without discrimination, and putting funds to maximum use to provide services, programs, and ministries that produce measurable, life-enhancing results.

Volunteers of America Ohio and Indiana

MISSION:

Help those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

YMCA of Central Ohio

MISSION:

Serve the whole community through programs expressing Judeo-Christian principles that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body.

YWCA Columbus

MISSION:

Eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

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