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Better Together

Better Together is designed to lift up current needs that directly impact individuals served by your nonprofit. We are currently identifying Better Together projects to feature in The Columbus Foundation’s Giving Store, a one-stop shop for effective and easy philanthropy.

Better Together is a wonderful tool available for nonprofit organizations to fundraise while spreading the word about their mission and program needs. We are Better Together!”
Becca Sigal
Community Research and Grants Management Administrator


  • Better Together is a crowdfunding platform in The Giving Store. Anyone can support the project using a credit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, or a Donor Advised Fund.
  • The Center for HumanKindness makes a grant toward each approved Better Together project for up to $1,000.
  • Better Together projects are presented with a specific fundraising goal, typically between $3,000 and $8,000.
  • A progress bar tracks donations in real-time, with a goal that projects are fully funded in five weeks (35 days).
  • Nonprofit organizations that present a Better Together project have access to marketing templates and promotion tools to encourage giving. The nonprofit organization's commitment to getting the word out is critical to the success of each project!
  • Better Together projects require that your organization be a 501c3 nonprofit, provides services in the Columbus region, and has a Directory Listing in our Giving Store. If your organization uses a fiscal sponsor, email for details on how to apply.
  • Review the steps below to learn how to submit a Better Together Quick Pitch for consideration. If the project is a good fit for Better Together, you will be asked to share more information to prepare for final approval and posting in The Giving Store. Better Together projects take time to develop, so please plan ahead when considering the best start date for your project.
Quick Pitch Application

Better Together projects will resume in mid-2024. If your nonprofit has a need that might be a good fit for this fundraising platform, please contact Becca Sigal