With a mission to fight poverty by providing hope-inspiring help and real opportunities for self-sufficiency, IMPACT Community Action’s core programs center on benefiting those with barriers to success and stability.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, IMPACT, led by CEO Robert ‘Bo’ Chilton, has been instrumental in preventing evictions for thousands of residents in Franklin County. IMPACT has acted as a local leader in stabilizing families whose employment opportunities were disrupted as a result of the pandemic by providing emergency rent, utility, and mortgage assistance. Through coalition efforts with 18 nonprofit partners, IMPACT has helped prevent eviction for 16,000 people, and dispersed $35 million in relief dollars. As part of the award, IMPACT received a $50,000 grant from the Foundation.
For the important role it plays in bringing stability to those in need, especially with eviction prevention efforts during the pandemic, The Columbus Foundation recognizes IMPACT Community Action as the 2021 Columbus Foundation Award honoree.