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Middle West Spirits, The Columbus Foundation Partner on Sanitizer for First Responders

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Middle West Spirits, The Columbus Foundation Partner on Sanitizer for First Responders

In response to COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, alcohol distillery Middle West Spirits has moved from its typical production of whiskey, vodka and gin to produce hand sanitizer for first responders including EMS and shelter staff. Middle West will make this transformation in its production capacity with help from The Columbus Foundation as part of its Emergency Response efforts. […]

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Anonymous $1 Million Donation Will Support Local Nonprofits

Walker Evans Walker Evans Anonymous $1 Million Donation Will Support Local Nonprofits

The Emergency Response Fund at The Columbus Foundation just grew a whole lot larger. One anonymous donor supplied the fund with a $1 million gift today, bringing the fund to a total of $3 million. The fund, established last week by The Columbus Foundation, is designed to support local nonprofit organizations that are experiencing a […]

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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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Columbus Foundation’s The Big Give Returns

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Foundation’s The Big Give Returns

On Wednesday, June 10, a 25-hour day of giving begins as The Columbus Foundation’s annual online giving rally returns. The nonprofit asks for support of local nonprofits that work to strengthen and improve the community by making a gift at The Columbus Foundation’s Giving Store. The last Big Give saw more than $18 million go to local nonprofits. More […]

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Columbus Foundation Awards Grant to Preserve Aminah Robinson’s Home

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Foundation Awards Grant to Preserve Aminah Robinson’s Home

The Columbus Foundation has announced a new grant that will preserve the home of the late Columbus artist Aminah Robison. The grant will assist in transforming the east-side home into an artist residency space. At the Foundation’s annual Columbus’ True Originals event, President and CEO Douglas F. Kridler announced that the $200,000 grant will go […]

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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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