Through partnerships with human service providers, institutional stakeholders, and other funders committed to inclusive neighborhood revitalization, The Columbus Foundation supports comprehensive place-based strategies that address the need for affordable housing, education and youth programming, resident engagement, health and wellness, beautification, and workforce development.
Grants are intended to mitigate the effects of historic policies and real estate practices that have restricted access to housing choice, high-performing schools, and capital with which to build wealth through homeownership and entrepreneurship. Special consideration is given to place-based initiatives that empower residents to benefit from the region’s growth and opportunity and to engage and participate in the development decisions affecting their communities.
Following multi-year investments in both Weinland Park and Milo-Grogan, partners in neighborhoods across the community are eligible to apply to promote equitable neighborhood revitalization.
New and existing nonprofit organizations impacting Columbus and Franklin County neighborhoods are eligible to apply.
Hospitals, colleges, and universities are ineligible for funding.
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. For questions or to apply, please contact the staff member listed below.
For questions, please contact Matt Martin.
Research Reports and Impact Studies
Results and Analysis of the 2016 Weinland Park Collaborative Neighborhood Survey by Zachary E. Kenitzer, Ph.D. of The Ohio State University Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.
Assessing Neighborhood Conditions and Building a Platform for Inclusive Growth from the Greater Ohio Policy Center.