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Awards for Artistic Innovation

Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Awards for Artistic Innovation

Five leading artistic directors and one touring artist were named the newest recipients of The Columbus Performing Arts Prize. This unique award is designed to celebrate and support the exceptional individuals leading performing arts organizations or projects, and their aspirations for creative growth. “The Columbus Performing Arts Prize is based on the belief that creativity […]

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Hope Blooms Indeed!

Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Hope Blooms Indeed!

This mural at Victory Ministries  in Whitehall represents positivity in our community. Painted by community leaders, residents, volunteers, and professional artists, the mural has allowed everyone to engage in “spreading the seeds of hope” and experience the power of art. The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, […]

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Share Your Idea for Social Impact

Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Share Your Idea for Social Impact

Want to make social impact in Columbus or share your idea for change? Consider the awesome GiveBackHack, happening March 31-April 2! GiveBackHack is a weekend-long event that brings together passionate community members to develop sustainable, technology-based solutions to some of our most pressing social issues. The event brings together community leaders, designers, developers, and other concerned […]

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Hidden Figures

Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Hidden Figures

Author Margot Lee Shetterly, of the best-selling book (and now award-winning film) Hidden Figures, visited The Ohio State University to discuss how to help diverse women advance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people in our smart + […]

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New Franklinton Educational Garden

Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation New Franklinton Educational Garden

START, a fund powered by Columbus startups and launched by Rev1 Ventures, made its first grant of $5,000 to Franklinton Gardens to help create a new educational garden. The fund brings capital and startup support from an entrepreneur-led advisory board to help initiatives and people in central Ohio that are “starting up” something special in the community Read more […]

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5 Nonprofits to Watch in 2017!

Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation 5 Nonprofits to Watch in 2017!

Announcing this year’s 5 Nonprofits to Watch! The Columbus Foundation recognizes innovative central Ohio organizations poised for an exceptional year of growth and progress. The organizations selected for 2017 are: Alvis Catholic Social Services Homeport Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland We are grateful for their important work in strengthening and improving […]

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Lines of Sight

Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Lines of Sight

Carmen Herrera’s Lines of Sight is a dizzyingly brilliant collection of work from the 101-year-old artist. Now at @Wexner Center. Find more information. The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people in our smart + open community. Be sure to check out columbusfoundation.org and follow along […]

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