Anonymous $1 Million Donation Will Support Local Nonprofits
The Emergency Response Fund at The Columbus Foundation just grew a whole lot larger. One anonymous donor supplied the fund with a $1 million gift today, bringing the fund to a total of $3 million.
The fund, established last week by The Columbus Foundation, is designed to support local nonprofit organizations that are experiencing a loss of revenue during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“We are incredibly thankful that our generous community recognizes the importance of supporting our nonprofits during this critical time,” stated Columbus Foundation President and CEO Doug Kridler. “We understand how difficult it will be for these organizations to carry out their missions during these times of peril, and we want to do everything we can to help them through this.”
Grant dollars from the fund are already being deployed into the community, with $18,600 being released today to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio so that meals could be purchased for families and that cleaning staff could be hired.
The Emergency Response Fund is accepting donations starting at $20 and can be done online at columbusfoundation.org.