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Focus on Philanthropy: Youth Yoga Project Keeps Kids Calm and in Class

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Focus on Philanthropy: Youth Yoga Project Keeps Kids Calm and in Class

For many, stepping onto the yoga mat is a therapeutic necessity. After a day of stress and stimulation, going through the inhales and exhales, the flow from upward to downward dog, to table top, to child’s pose, can wipe a slate clean. Yoga has surged in popularity in recent years, with studios popping up in […]

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The Columbus Foundation Launches The Giving Store

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Columbus Foundation Launches The Giving Store

Donating to local charities just got a little bit easier. On Thursday, The Columbus Foundation launched The Giving Store — a new online portal for philanthropic giving. The new site allows visitors to discover details about local nonprofits and make donations online, and later this year will incorporate crowdfunding functionality. “We’re committed to improving our […]

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Focus on Philanthropy: Girls on the Run of Central Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Focus on Philanthropy: Girls on the Run of Central Ohio

When Girls on the Run started in 1996 in Charlotte, NC, self-esteem was known to peak at age 9. Today, as the program coaches girls through more than 200 councils nationwide, that peak already happens even earlier, at age 8. Using the curriculum dreamt up by founder Molly Barker these councils teach young girls in […]

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The Big Give Raises Over $15 Million in 24-Hours for Local Nonprofits

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Big Give Raises Over $15 Million in 24-Hours for Local Nonprofits

The Big Give online donation campaign returned for its third iteration this week, and the results have been tallied up. The Columbus Foundation announced at noon today that a grand total of $15,002,597 was raised and will be going toward 587 individual nonprofits. The total represents a 40 percent increase over 2013’s event. A total […]

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The Big Give: Transforming the Entire Community

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Big Give: Transforming the Entire Community

The Center for Healthy Families launched in 2007 and provides a place for pregnant teenagers and parent teenagers to turn for resources. The nonprofit gives them a place they can stay for up to two years along with dedicated “resource advocates” who assist them in ways similar to a life coach. “We help deliver healthy […]

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The Big Give: Investing in the Wellness of Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Big Give: Investing in the Wellness of Columbus

Tom Krouse says that when you read the mission statement of his organization, you may not be sure if it’s a nonprofit or a for-profit business: “Create a superior product, hire great people, and promote goodwill in business and the community.” But when you realize that the organization is actually Donatos Pizza, you quickly become […]

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The Big Give: Shining a Light on Local Nonprofits

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Big Give: Shining a Light on Local Nonprofits

Ever since HOMAGE first launched in 2007, the mission of the company has been focused on one thing: telling stories. Founder Ryan Vesler says that while many of their customers buy tshirts and clothing items that honor a sports legend, on the back end the company finds significant ways to connect those purchases with important […]

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