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Make Earth Day Columbus The Greenest Yet!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Make Earth Day Columbus The Greenest Yet!

Did you know Earth Day Columbus is the largest volunteer-led Earth Day volunteer effort and celebration in the U.S.? Organized annually by Green Columbus, this week of action inspires thousands of people to pitch in to make our city a little greener! From planting trees to cleaning up litter in our beautiful parks, everyone can […]

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With $10,000 Donation, Kaleidoscope Youth Center Secures Long Term Funding

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega With $10,000 Donation, Kaleidoscope Youth Center Secures Long Term Funding

In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Kaleidoscope Youth Center (KYC) has established the Kaleidoscope Youth Center Endowment Fund through the Columbus Foundation, making KYC the first LGBTQ-centered organization in the state to have an endowment fund. It began with a generous $10,000 donation from Columbus philanthropist and performer Andrew Levitt, whose drag persona is Nina […]

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Connect During Autism Awareness Week!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Connect During Autism Awareness Week!

It’s Autism Awareness Week—and, according to Autism Speaks, Autism Awareness Month! There are many central Ohio nonprofits that provide services and support for children and adults on the autism spectrum. The Columbus Foundation is sharing about a few of these nonprofits who are doing important work in this service area, including: Bridgeway Academy Emerging Autism […]

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First Major Grant Announced by Isabelle Ridgway Foundation

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation First Major Grant Announced by Isabelle Ridgway Foundation

Elderly African American residents of Columbus’ Near East Side will soon benefit from support & resources through Central Community House—thanks to an innovative grant made by the Isabelle Ridgway Foundation. Dedicated to promoting the health, wellbeing, independence and dignity of aging and elderly African Americans, the Isabelle Ridgway Foundation’s first-ever grant will fund the creation of […]

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Columbus’ National Number Ones!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Columbus’ National Number Ones!

From community pharmacy innovation to best-in-category bourbon, Columbus individuals, community leaders, and organizations were recognized by their industry peers for their outstanding contributions to their fields throughout the past year! Honored at the annual National Number Ones event held at The Columbus Foundation, this group represents a broad array of accomplishments. “The accomplishments of this […]

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A Blockbuster Year: As Written by Dr. Frederic Bertley

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation A Blockbuster Year: As Written by Dr. Frederic Bertley

As The Columbus Foundation rang in its 75th anniversary on December 29, an unbelievable 55,784 people took to the streets to celebrate through the The Big Explore. Inspired by the day, Dr. Frederic Bertley, President & CEO of COSI, shared a letter to COSI employees about that extraordinary day and what it meant to their […]

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Sweet Treats Sweeter With Kindness!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Sweet Treats Sweeter With Kindness!

Sweet Treats attendees not only got to sample Columbus’ very best desserts, but they also wrote sweet notes of kindness to fellow community members and learn about The Gifts of Kindness Fund at The Columbus Foundation. Through the Gifts of Kindness program, the Foundation partners with 26 local nonprofits to identify individuals and families experiencing […]

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