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St. Vincent de Paul Housing Facilities

Provides emergency housing to men that are homeless, with the goal of building the individual's life skills as a foundation for housing security.

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Critical Need Alert: Our Kids Fund

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From the time they are born, through early adulthood, providing access to resources and addressing emerging needs is our responsibility as a community, ensuring our kids have the opportunity to thrive. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Our kids need a quality environment in order to learn and thrive. Funds raised during this effort will help nonprofits serving early childhood education by supporting technical assistance and professional development training needs, and help childcare providers complete their Child Development Associate credentials. HOMELESS YOUTHYouth homelessness is a public health crisis in our community. Support for this effort will connect youth to stabilizing resources, expand outreach efforts, services, and educational programs in the shelter system, and help with the implementation of a community-wide response framework.   When the kids in our neighborhood are in need, it is our responsibility to step forward and invest in their future--our future.
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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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Gifts of Kindness Fund

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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.       
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