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Once In A Generation
Once In A Generation

For 75 years, The Columbus Foundation has been the vehicle through which thousands of people have expressed their ideals and optimism with philanthropic investments in our community. Because of their steadfast generosity, we are able to respond to unforeseen community challenges, promote innovation in the nonprofit sector, and invest in the future well-being of our city.

 

To build upon the impact our donors have made over the course of the past 75 years, we launched Once In A Generation, an initiative that recognizes the unique opportunity we have to safeguard our community’s future by doubling our permanent endowment to meet future needs.


How It Works
Discuss Giving Options
Discuss Giving Options

Through the creation of Unrestricted and/or Broad Field of Interest Funds, you can help ensure the future needs of our community are being met, regardless of the challenges we face.

Meet with one of our experts, or schedule a meeting through your legal or financial advisor to discuss how you can have an enduring impact in our community through current or planned giving.

Lifelong Connection
Lifelong Connection

Connect your roots in the community by making a Once In A Generation investment in future generations through the creation of an Unrestricted Fund or a Field of Interest Fund that supports a broad cause like education or hunger in central Ohio.

Permanent Impact
Permanent Impact

Each fund, named by its creator, will act as an effective, strategic investment in our community, supporting public needs and opportunities in perpetuity. As funds grow over time through careful stewardship, their impact is amplified.

Join Us
Join Us

Connect with other visionary donors who have made a lasting investment in the future of our community by joining the Foundation’s Legacy Society, which honors individuals who have let the Foundation know they plan to support our community in perpetuity through a planned gift.


We're Here To Help
Our Donor Services and Development team is experienced, knowledgeable, and focused on the goals of your giving while honoring donor intent. We share a passion to help your generosity do the most good. Because that’s what truly matters.
The Fund for Columbus, our organization’s unrestricted fund, is supported by visionary donors who wish to make a lasting impact on the next generations of our community, ensuring a better future for all.”
Angela G. Parsons, J.D., CAP®
Vice President – Donor Services
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