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Supporting Our Caring, Connected Community!

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Supporting Our Caring, Connected Community!

Support Better Together projects that speak to your passions while being part of what makes our region great: its caring, connected community!

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Columbus Urban League Receives $500K Gift from Columbus Foundation

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Urban League Receives $500K Gift from Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation and Columbus Urban League have announced the foundation has granted the advocacy organization $500,000 to fund its core operations, in its dedication to advancing social justice and racial equity. The foundation considers the gift “critical” to advancing a more just and equitable community. “As a longstanding pillar of our social sector, CUL […]

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Kindness Helps Us Flourish

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Kindness Helps Us Flourish

We’re all born with the ability to be kind. On the blog, Director of Kindness Kate Oliphint discusses how kindness prevails, where it can lead, and how to join the Center for HumanKindness in the journey to creating a kinder, more equitable community for all.

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The “Food Soldier” Roshelle Pate Announced as 2021 Spirit of Columbus Award Honoree

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation The “Food Soldier” Roshelle Pate Announced as 2021 Spirit of Columbus Award Honoree

The Columbus Foundation today announced Roshelle Pate, also known as the “Food Soldier,” as the 2021 recipient of The Spirit of Columbus Award.

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The State of Play in Central Ohio

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation The State of Play in Central Ohio

State of Play Central Ohio shows that financial barriers impact sports participation for Black children more than White children A new report released by the Sports & Society Program at the Aspen Institute shows a divide based upon race and income in youth sports experiences for some children in central Ohio.  Guided by an advisory group […]

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Columbus Foundation Distributes $1.3M to Nonprofits Assisting Local Residents

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Foundation Distributes $1.3M to Nonprofits Assisting Local Residents

The Columbus Foundation has announced it is distributing $1,375,000 from its Gifts of Kindness Fund to 18 partner nonprofit organizations to help local residents in need. The funding will help cover rent, mortgage, transportation and utility expenses for individuals and families who are still struggling economically from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Gifts of Kindness […]

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Shine the Light of Kindness this Giving Tuesday

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Shine the Light of Kindness this Giving Tuesday

Originally published on The Columbus Foundation’s blog. Today, donate to the Gifts of Kindness Fund to see your dollars doubled! For many in our community, a single financial hardship can set into motion a series of events that can create negative long-term consequences. The Gifts of Kindness Fund provides an immediate financial boost to prevent […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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