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Columbus First to Hear Giving USA Results By Lead Researcher

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Columbus First to Hear Giving USA Results By Lead Researcher

American individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations gave an estimated $427.71 billion to U.S. charities in 2018. More than 200 central Ohio nonprofit leaders learned the news from Una O. Osili, Ph.D., the lead researcher of Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018, during the Giving USA event last week at […]

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$100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans $100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Central Ohio is lacking in affordable housing (ie: low-income housing), but a new fund hopes to change that. Local civic and business leaders announced today that a $100 million Housing Action Fund would help address that need. “We know that more than 54,000 people in central Ohio live at or near poverty and spend more […]

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Central Ohio is Better Together!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Central Ohio is Better Together!

Better Together—The Columbus Foundation’s crowdfunding platform that rallies individuals to work together to bring out the best in our community—has passed the $250,000 mark in support for central Ohio nonprofits! Better Together launched in 2017 in The Giving Store, the Foundation’s online giving platform that inspires one-stop charitable giving. Through Better Together, community members can […]

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List: Central Ohio Organizations Supporting LGBTQ+

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation List: Central Ohio Organizations Supporting LGBTQ+

June is recognized as Pride Month—when the world’s LGBTQ+ communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves. This weekend, an estimated 500,000 people will be celebrating Pride in Columbus for the 38th annual parade & festival! Central Ohio is home to many local nonprofits working to provide support and resources to the LGBTQ+ community, including: […]

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What a Career in the Nonprofit Sector Looks Like

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation What a Career in the Nonprofit Sector Looks Like

Preparing future nonprofit leaders for success was at the root of The Columbus Foundation’s decision to create the Summer Fellowship Program. By placing college students and recent graduates with Franklin County nonprofit organizations for a 10-week period, the program encourages hands-on experiences that enable them to immerse themselves in the nonprofits’ culture and gain valuable […]

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Feeding Students and Helping Neighbors This Summer

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Feeding Students and Helping Neighbors This Summer

Did you know only 1 in 6 children who qualify for free or reduced lunches during the school year have access to meals during the summer? In 2018, Go Lunch Columbus, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Summer Food Program, served more than 500,000 meals at over 230 Columbus locations to students and others who have limited […]

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94 Best-All Around Students Honored!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation 94 Best-All Around Students Honored!

The Columbus Youth Foundation (CYF) recognized 94 Columbus City Schools (CCS) students through the Best All-Around Student Awards for their outstanding citizenship and achievements during the 2018-2019 school year! Students celebrated their accomplishments with family and friends at Huntington Park before the Columbus Clippers game—with ballpark food, a live performance by Marion-Franklin Marching Band, and special guest […]

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