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Mt. Sterling Community Center

Provide opportunities for the people of Mt. Sterling and the surrounding area to enrich their quality of life.

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The Columbus Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

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The Columbus Foundation is responsive to local, national, and international natural disasters, epidemics, and events in need of support. In instances like Hurricane Florence, which impacted North and South Carolina and Hurricane Michael, which is impacting the Florida Panhandle causing widespread flooding and power outages, the Foundation’s Community Research and Grants Management team identifies the most effective organizations that are often the first and lasting responders.   Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida on October 10, 2018, just shy of Category 5 strength, causing significant flooding and damage to surrounding areas. It continued through the Panhandle and southwest Georgia as a hurricane. Learn more and give now.   Donations to this fund will benefit the American Red Cross, which is responding to current emergency needs and the Foundation for the Carolinas, a community foundation based in Charlotte, North Carolina that will be instrumental in directing dollars where they are most needed as recovery efforts begin for Florence.  We are working to find a local community foundation in Florida for the recovery efforts for Michael.  
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Chris Bradley Memorial Fund
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Pathways Fund

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There are more than 20,000 Opportunity Youth (young adults not college bound, age 16 to 25) in Franklin County who are not in school and not working. They produce a substantial fiscal and social cost, annually exceeding $647 million in lost productivity and tax revenue.     Overall, Opportunity Youth are not competitive in the job market due to factors such as lack of education or a transient work history. Recent Foundation-commissioned research has revealed best practices that offer sustainable solutions. The Columbus Foundation’s Community Research and Grants Management team identified three innovative nonprofit organizations in the technology workforce development sector, Digital Works, i.c. stars, and Per Scholas, which we are partnering with to help launch in-demand technology careers for young adults.   This project will substantially improve lives and spur community growth. There are approximately 1,200 annual technology openings that residents of central Ohio—if properly trained—could fill. This is the powerful opportunity that The Pathways Project is designed to seize.  
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