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Made Possible: Camp for Kids, Recovery for Moms

 Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Made Possible: Camp for Kids, Recovery for Moms

Thanks to you, this Better Together project is complete! Now 32 children will be able to attend SummerQuest camp while their moms focus on recovery, knowing their kids are in a safe and caring environment through Amethyst. “Our hearts are touched by your thoughtful support of SummerQuest. Thanks to you, Amethyst kids are experiencing all […]

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$6 million to Combat Youth Homelessness

 Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation $6 million to Combat Youth Homelessness

Community Shelter Board has been awarded a $6 million demonstration grant from the U.S. Department of Housing to combat youth homelessness in our community. With more than 1,300 youth age 24 and younger served in Columbus shelters in 2017, it is a top priority for many of our housing organizations to ensure homelessness among youth […]

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Athletic Ability + Generosity = A Great Night for All!

 Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Athletic Ability + Generosity = A Great Night for All!

Six local nonprofits were awarded more than $80,000 in grants by Columbus Youth Foundation (CYF) at the Triple-A Homerun Derby! The recipient organizations range in their individual missions, but all promote health and wellness in central Ohio youth through recreation and sports. “Promoting healthy living and life skills has been the focus of the Columbus […]

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Join The Big Table!

 Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Join The Big Table!

Over the last two years, thousands of central Ohioans have started the “heart work” of listening to and learning from each other at The Big Table. The Big Table® is a day of community building through conversations designed to strengthen and connect Columbus. Open, thoughtful conversations will spark new relationships and new ways for working […]

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It’s Fellows Friday!

 Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation It’s Fellows Friday!

The Columbus Foundation’s fourteen Summer Fellows are finishing Week 2 at their host nonprofit organizations—becoming fully immersed in the mission and specific projects they were matched with. Follow along as they write about their experiences on the Fellows Blog!  2018 Summer Participants include: Besa Community, Inc.—Emily Stuhldreher of Cuyahoga Falls, and student of The Ohio State […]

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 Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Bloomin’!

The Formal Rose Garden is in peak bloom at Columbus Park Of Roses! Will you be visiting? Park of Roses is a unique public garden that was created in 1953. It’s grown to include over 12,000 roses of more than 400 varieties! There are also herb and perennial gardens and display beds of annual plantings. […]

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It’s PRIDE Time!

 Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation It’s PRIDE Time!

The first Pride march in Columbus was held in June 1981—with only 200 people in attendance. This year, Stonewall Columbus is celebrating the 37th Year of PRIDE here in our community. In 2017, 215 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of nonprofits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates and activists joined the […]

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