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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Recent News from Columbus Foundation

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

Installed Building Products Foundation Exceeds $1 Million Goal
Foundation: BP Foundation, Columbus Foundation

Since March, the IBP Foundation's Major Grants program has awarded $825,000 to nonprofit organizations that provide home-building or...more

Editorial: Spread goodwill for all with many local options for giving
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation administers grants from the Kindness Fund by doing what it does so well: partnering with other nonprofit organizations...more

Kindness just in time
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation's Gifts of Kindness Fund is one of the few ... Dan Sharpe, a vice president overseeing community research and grants at...more

BABEL author Valeria Luiselli's writing style is inventive and passionate
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

"There is no such thing as creative writing in school in Mexico, or wherever I lived before. Now there are more programs beginning to exist. I...more

Trends in Family Philanthropy
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

2015 NCFP Trends in Family Philanthropy: Results of the First National ... of information on wealthy Americans' philanthropic attitudes and...more

Community Foundation Update (09/07/19)
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County, East Bay Community Foundation, Foundation for the Carolinas, Columbus Foundation, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Dayton Foundation, Erie Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has announced grants totaling nearly $10 million to local nonprofits. The awards include more than...more

Columbus Foundation Grants Reach Record-Breaking $224 Million In 2018, $2.5 Billion Since 1944
Foundation: Columbus Foundation

The annual Celebration of Philanthropy highlighted the Foundation's ... The Columbus Foundation is Your Trusted Philanthropic Advisor® and one...more

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