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Community Benefit Programs

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The Columbus Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/02/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations for a range of programs and services that meet the needs of local residents. Program areas include environment, health, special populations, mental health, human services, education, faith-based activities, community improvement, and parent education. While the majority of funds support activities in Franklin County, special funds are designated for Logan, Fairfield, and Hocking Counties.

For the Fall Deadline (first Friday in October), proposals may be submitted for the following areas of focus:

Community Improvement:
- Historical Preservation
- Joseph A. Jeffrey Fund: supporting beautification and community improvement

Education:
- English Teachers in Private Preparatory Schools and Colleges/Universities

Health:
- Health Education
- In-service Education: for voluntary health organizations
- Substance Abuse

Social Services:
- Parent Education
- Summer Camp Maintenance

For the Spring Deadline (First Friday in May), proposals may be submitted for the following areas of focus:

Green Funds:
- Conservation and Environment

Health:
- Family Practice Medical Education: emphasis on geriatric medical education
- Mental Health
- Children's Mental Health

Special Populations:
- Development Disabilities
- Elderly

Outside of Franklin County:
- Mary Eleanor Morris Fund: Religious, Educational, and Charitable Programs in Logan County
- R. Alvin Stevenson Fund: Health and Human Services in Hocking and Fairfield Counties

Social Services:
- Character and Leadership Development for Youth

Special Populations:
- Hospice and End-of-Life Care

Operating support will only be considered when the applicant demonstrates continuous innovation that enhances services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147455

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may apply for up to $25,000. However, the majority of the grants awarded will be $1,000 to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to nonprofit organizations.

A copy of your organization’s annual audit may be requested.

Pre-proposal Conference:

As a result of COVID-19 The Columbus Foundation is not able to host Grant Opportunity Open Houses at this time. Please check back in Fall 2020 for revised dates.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by the first Friday in May and first Friday in October.

Access, complete, and submit the application online. The form is accessible one month before the deadline.

Deadlines and sessions are posted here:
https://www.columbusfoundation.org/nonprofit-center/workshops-deadlines

More information about Green Funds may be found here:
https://www.columbusfoundation.org/the-giving-store/fund-directory-listing/GreenFund/1195

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://www.columbusfoundation.org/my-account/forms/submission?applicationId=14114

For general questions, contact:
Emily Savors
esavors@columbusfoundation.org

For Joseph A. Jeffrey, contact:
Matthew Martin
mmartin@columbusfoundation.org

For Mary Eleanor Morris, contact:
Melissa Neely
mneely@columbusfoundation.org

For Green Funds, Historical Preservation, Health/Terminally Ill, R. Alvin Stevenson, or Camp Maintenance, contact:
Hailey Stroup.
hstroup@columbusfoundation.org

For technical assistance, contact:
Melissa Neely.
mneely@columbusfoundation.org

The Columbus Foundation
1234 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205-1453

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