The Columbus Foundation and Affiliated Organizations (OH)

The Columbus Foundation is the trusted philanthropic advisor to more than 1,700 individuals, families, and businesses who want to make a difference in the lives of others through charitable giving. For 65 years, people from all walks of life have partnered with the Foundation and created unique named funds to support the causes they care about. The foundation offers unparalleled resources, services, and community knowledge to help donors realize the most informed and effective charitable giving possible.

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Social Media Links

Twitter - @colsfoundation


$978,912,995 - 2006-12-31

Community Foundation Background


Recent News from Columbus Foundation

Doug Kridler: At a time of anxiety, people are thinking of others
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

Speed in grant-giving was key. Nonprofits could quickly apply for grants via the foundation's website, and the foundation approved and paid...more

The anti-Biden ad pictures have been altered, and other fact-checks
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Columbus Foundation

It has never received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ... The Columbus Foundation, which gives thousands of grants totaling...more

With Columbus K-12 students starting the year virtually, here's what the Columbus Foundation is ...
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

The digital divide in Columbus is top of mind for the city's philanthropic leaders, particularly as Columbus City Schools is poised to start this fall in...more

The Columbus Foundation expands emergency assistance program to meet demand
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

... looking for avenues to support their associates financially," said Stefanie Coffman, manager of corporate philanthropy at The Columbus...more

Editorial: Big Give creates record blessings for givers and nonprofits
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

From creating the nation's first community foundation match day in 2008, the Columbus Foundation held its first Big Give in November 2011 to...more

During coronavirus lockdown, parents can find ways to foster kids' creativity
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

Yet, I will focus on the importance of a setting or environment that serves to promote creativity. We are familiar with playgrounds, and we can set up...more

Amy Acton is calming leader in coronavirus crisis
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

That compassion for the less fortunate continued in her role as a community research and grants management officer for the Columbus...more

The Paul G. Duke Foundation welcomes new trustee
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

“The legacy of philanthropic service to this community has been unmatched, ... Duke's philanthropic activities have been continued by his...more

Future 50: John Rush, CleanTurn
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

He holds five graduate degrees (theology, philosophy, history, nonprofit management and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management...more

Geographic Focus

Franklin County, OH
Miami County, OH

Community Vital Signs for Franklin, OH

Social Enterprise Network Sites

The Charities Aid Foundation has set up a scheme, called the Social Enterprise Assist, that will render interest-free loans of up to £10,000 each to help social enterprise start-ups.

Jobs in the Social Sector

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  Executive Director Jobs
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  Substance Abuse Jobs

Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

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