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Green Funds
Enhance the quality of life in central Ohio by supporting responsible use of natural resources and ensuring their availability for future generations.

Many nonprofit organizations are working to make our community a smarter, healthier, cleaner, and more eco-friendly place in an effort to protect the Earth’s environment. Originally established in 2011 by a committed group of donors, The Columbus Foundation’s Green Funds seek to support these organizations, foster dialogue around conservation issues, and facilitate projects that will make an impact in central Ohio today and in the future.        


The Green Funds advisory committee provides input on The Columbus Foundation's targeted grantmaking in environmental conservation and education. Additionally, in partnership with the Foundation, the Green Funds provide a $6,700 stipend for a qualifying student to work with a central Ohio environmental or conservation nonprofit for 10 weeks during the summer. Past fellowship sites include Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW), Green Columbus, and Ohio Environmental Council. Learn more about The Columbus Foundation's Summer Fellowship for students and nonprofits.


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Camp Wyandot Inc.


Provide an inclusive, nurturing environment for children and youth to learn about the environment and the outdoors, acquire essential skills, build friendships, serve others and have fun.

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Franklinton Farms


Nourish neighborhood wellbeing and connection through farming, gardening, and education.

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Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)


Keep the Olentangy River and its tributaries clean and safe for all to enjoy, through public education, volunteer activities, and coordination with local decision makers.

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Grange Insurance Audubon Center


Awaken and connect participants to the beauty of the natural world in the heart of Columbus and inspire environmental stewardship in their daily lives.

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Green Columbus


Promote sustainable living throughout central Ohio by providing meaningful forums, raising awareness, and encouraging local action.


  • Bill Habig Chair
  • Mark Real Vice Chair
  • Frances Beasley
  • Elizabeth Crane
  • Jill Evans
  • Patrick Losinski
  • Jim McCormac
  • John O’Meara
  • Samuel Peterson
  • Tania Peterson
  • Anne Powell Riley
  • Michelle Slisher
  • Jerry Smith
  • Ellen Tripp
  • William C. Wolfe, Jr.