Columbus Foundation Announces Nearly $1 Million in Grants

The Columbus Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $911,000 to thirty central Ohio nonprofits working to address community needs and advance initiatives designed to strengthen and improve the region.

Awarded through the foundation's Giving Strength program, the grants will provide support for community improvement, innovative operations, basic needs, and targeted initiatives that help disadvantaged children and people with development disabilities.

In the community improvement area, recipients include Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment, which was awarded $56,000 in support of efforts to revitalize Weinland Park. Recipients of innovative operations grants include Mental Health America of Franklin County, which was awarded nearly $12,000 to help implement a shared services plan among four mental health organizations. In the targeted needs grant category, the Ohio State University Foundation was awarded $35,000 in support of its Next Chapter Book Club, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus will receive $25,000 for youth development activities, and the YMCA of Central Ohio was awarded $25,000 to provide screenings for children who may have mental health issues.

For a complete list of recent grantees, visit the Columbus Foundation Web site.