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The Columbus Foundation Announces 2019 Nonprofits to Watch

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Columbus Foundation Announces 2019 Nonprofits to WatchLeaders of the Columbus Foundation's 5 Nonprofit to Watch. From left to right: Michael Corey, Human Service Chamber of Franklin County; Lisa Chambers, TECH CORPS; Janet Chen, ProMusica; Gina Ginn, PhD., Columbus Early Learning Centers; Oyauma Garrison, A Kid Again. Photo courtesy of The Columbus Foundation.
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The Columbus Foundation has announced its 5 Nonprofits to Watch for 2019, as part of an annual program to provide recognition to innovative and exceptional nonprofit organizations.

The 5 Nonprofits to Watch program debuted in 2014 to “honor remarkable nonprofit organizations working to strengthen and improve” the community. Each honoree will receive a $7,500 grant from the foundation.

“The extraordinary work of these nonprofits promises to move our community forward,” said Douglas F. Kridler, president and CEP of The Columbus Foundation, in a press release. “Collectively, these five organizations are tackling challenges and creating hope for a bright future where all in our community flourish.”

The 2019 Nonprofits to Watch are:

A Kid Again — A Kid Again is an organization that provides year-round activities to serve children struggling with life-threatening health conditions and their families, to build memories that will “last a lifetime.” Founded in the 1980s, A Kid Again served more than 12,000 people in Central Ohio in 2018.

Columbus Early Learning Centers — Columbus Early Learning Centers has provided early learning and care to thousands of Columbus children and families for more than 130 years. CELC operates four centers between the Near East Side and Linden, with a fifth center under construction in Franklinton.

Human Service Chamber — The Human Service Chamber of Franklinton County is a public policy advocate, influencing and tracking local, state and federal laws and regulations of interest to its 70 members.

ProMusica — ProMusica Chamber Orchestra delivers classical music experiences through chamber orchestra programming, education and community outreach. ProMusica has commissioned 67 pieces and presented 110 regional and world premieres since its founding in 1978.

TECH CORPS — TECH CORPS works to ensure students K-12 have proper access to skills, programs and resources that enhance early learning and prepare them for college and careers. For over two decades, the organization have provided opportunities to students and teachers through partnerships with educational institutions, businesses, government entities, and the community.

For more information visit columbusfoundation.org.

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