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Over $32 Million Raised During Big Give 2020

Walker Evans Walker Evans Over $32 Million Raised During Big Give 2020

Not only has this year’s Big Give event broken 2017’s record-setting $18 million raised, it has nearly doubled it. Donors raised and leveraged a grand total of $32,588,660 for area nonprofits over the past 32 hours. “When you think of what our community has gone through over the past several months — from the devastating […]

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The Columbus Foundation: Supporting our Community During Coronavirus

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation The Columbus Foundation: Supporting our Community During Coronavirus

On Monday, March 9,​ Ohio Governor Mike DeWine declared a state of emergency. As a result, The Columbus Foundation has, in partnership with city, county, and state officials, activated its Emergency Response Fund. This fund assists nonprofit organizations that are responding to the spread of COVID-19 and experiencing financial challenges by doing so. Nonprofits seeking assistance may […]

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The Big Book—Celebrating the Voices of Our Future

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation The Big Book—Celebrating the Voices of Our Future

family and friends gathered at the Columbus Metropolitan Library to congratulate the 23 young authors who contributed to “The Big Book: Voices of Our Future”—a collection of community stories written by area teens representing each of the 23 branch locations, and commissioned by The Columbus Foundation.

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Remarkable Story of Kindness from 9/11 Remembered

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Remarkable Story of Kindness from 9/11 Remembered

September 11, 2001, will forever be remembered as a tragic day in American, and world, history. However, in the midst of so much horror and loss, remarkable displays of human connection and support shined through.   All flights en route to the United States that day were diverted. One such flight, Delta Airlines Flight 15, […]

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Columbus Foundation Grants Reach Record-Breaking $224 Million In 2018, $2.5 Billion Since 1944

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Columbus Foundation Grants Reach Record-Breaking $224 Million In 2018, $2.5 Billion Since 1944

Celebrating 75 years and a new award, The Columbus Foundation’s annual Celebration of Philanthropy focused on generosity This year’s annual Celebration of Philanthropy highlighted The Columbus Foundation’s 75-year commitment to strengthening and improving the community and recognized outstanding examples of philanthropy through its 2019 awards. “The Columbus Foundation donor family does it again! A record-setting […]

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Artists Create The Big Tablecloths: Lisa McLymont

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Artists Create The Big Tablecloths: Lisa McLymont

Local Artists Interpret The Big Table through work To kick off and promote this year’s Big Table, taking place all across central Ohio on August 28, The Columbus Foundation commissioned local artists to interpret what coming together as a community means to them. Through these mixed-media tablecloths, artists showcased their creative talent and their love for […]

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How a Local Scholarship Helps a Vibrant Life Live On

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation How a Local Scholarship Helps a Vibrant Life Live On

Ian Van Heyde believed in his heart that he was going to have his own restaurant one day. The culinary student and employee at Cameron Mitchell’s Martini Modern Italian restaurant in the Short North had big dreams, and the outgoing personality, innate talent, and dedicated work ethic to make them a reality.⠀‍Ian’s dream was tragically cut […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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