Our Charities

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Charity
Overview
Interest Area
Justice League DBA Ohio Crime Victims Justice Center
To ensure Ohio crime victims are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect for their privacy and safety, provided equal access to justice, and their state and federal rights protected and enforced.
Civil Action & Social Justice
Causes for Canines
To improve and save animal lives by promoting quality care and compassion through adoption, spay/neuter, overall education, and to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness.
Animal Welfare & Rights
Ohio Animal Foundation
To create a positive impact for animals through education, funding, and advocacy.
Animal Welfare & Rights
Youth Yoga Project
Provides mindfulness and movement curriculum and training for schools to teach students healthy coping skills for their stress.
Youth & Children Focused Services
The Center for Architecture and Design (CFAD)
Exposes local, marginalized K-12 students to sustainable careers in architecture and design via inclusive summer camp experiences.
Youth & Children Focused Services
Advocating Opportunity Inc. (AO)
word statement- Provides safe, affordable, wheelchair-accessible housing to physically disabled adults who desire to live independently, further their education, pursue careers, and contribute to the community.
Civil Action & Social Justice
A Tribute to African Americans Committee, Inc
To use a culturally diverse lens to empower individuals and communities to promote positive social change.
Civil Action & Social Justice
Creative Living Inc.
Provides safe, affordable, wheelchair-accessible housing to physically disabled adults who desire to live independently, further their education, pursue careers, and contribute to the community.
Promoting Individual Potential
We Amplify Voices (WAV)
Help participants build self-esteem, confidence, character, mindfulness, and collaboration skills aligned to Social Emotional Learning strategies through songwriting, videography, visual arts, and trauma-informed programming.
Fostering Education & the Arts
Help for Homelessness and Beyond
Provides transitional to permanent housing, training, and supportive services for homeless families and survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Civic Involvement / United Communities
King Arts Complex
Engages central Ohio through performing, cultural and educational programs of artistic merit that increase knowledge regarding the significant contributions of African-Americans to culture and history.
Fostering Education & the Arts
Lifeline Christian Mission
Globally makes a physical and spiritual impact through church planting, meal packing/delivery, education, home-building, nutrition programs, and ministry outreach to impoverished children and families.
Fighting Hunger & Malnutrition
Humane Society of Madison County
Helps stray and abandoned dogs and cats with medical needs and finding them homes through adoptions. Provides communication and education to the public.
Animal Welfare & Rights
Children's Hunger Alliance
Helps reduce hunger and improve nutrition for children living in low-income homes by providing them with access to healthy meals and nutrition education.
Fighting Hunger & Malnutrition
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
High-quality legal services and assistance in immigration matters to protect the rights of eligible low-income immigrants in central and western Ohio communities.
Animal Protection Network
Build networks and encourage collaboration among animal rescue organizations, shelters, and other animal welfare groups to connect people to resources in solving animal issues.
RESCUEDOhio
Helps find homes for unwanted and abandoned dogs. Advocates for the rights of animals everywhere. Provides medical care and basic needs for animals in rescue until they are adopted.
Sisters of Empowerment
Raises the standard of living in our communities through education, promoting job readiness, financial stability, and instruction in productive life skills; developing confident, respectful, self-sufficient individuals.
Columbus Historical Society
Works to preserve and promote Columbus and Central Ohio history, by providing educational exhibitions, lectures, tours, and materials.
Delaware Humane
Operates an animal shelter that provides adoptions, low cost spay/neuter services; wellness vaccine clinic; education, and investigates allegations of neglect/cruelty against animals.
Animal Welfare & Rights
Life Beyond The Streets, Inc.
Serves as a resource navigator/provider for women plagued by the bondage of addiction, prostitution, mental health issues, homelessness, and human trafficking.
Violence Prevention & Safety
Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc.
Advocates for outcomes that promote dignity, respect, and enhanced quality of life for adults with intellectual disabilities across Ohio through guardianship and other protective services.
Promoting Individual Potential
Franklin County Historical Society/COSI
Provides stimulating exhibits, outreach, and educational programs designed to improved early childhood development, family learning, and education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Civic Involvement / United Communities
Future Possibilities
Provides programs to youth in under-served communities that will challenge and inspire them to create their own possibilities, both now and in the future.
Youth & Children Focused Services
Kaleidoscope Youth Center, Inc.
Works in partnership with young people to create safe and empowering environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through education, advocacy and support.
Youth & Children Focused Services
Children's Defense Fund
Provides an independent voice for all Ohio's children who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. Educates about children's needs and works for solutions to challenges.
Youth & Children Focused Services
Childhood League, Inc.
Nurtures the youngest learners (birth-age 6) through play to overcome developmental delays, and empowers families to lead the way in their child's education and advocacy.
Youth & Children Focused Services
Camp Wyandot, Inc.
Provides quality experiences that build social competences, leadership skills, respect for nature, and community responsibility in a safe and supportive environment.
Youth & Children Focused Services
ALL THAT
Mentoring program that improves academic scores, exposes students to post-secondary career choices, and boosts their life and social skills through after-school programs.
Youth & Children Focused Services
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
Strengthens Ohio's response to domestic violence through education, training, public policy and a toll free information and referral line for victim safety and support.
Violence Prevention & Safety
Get Behind The Badge
Provide financial assistance to the families of First Responders who have been killed or critically injured on or off duty.
Violence Prevention & Safety
ASHA-Ray of Hope
Advocates to end domestic violence in the South Asian community by supporting and counseling individuals affected by domestic violence in Ohio.
Violence Prevention & Safety
Voicecorps Reading Service
VOICECorps Reading Service—19059 Provides readings of current print news on radio, podcast, cable and the web to persons who have a medical condition which prevents reading.
Promoting Individual Potential
Dreams on Horseback
Provides therapeutic horse programming for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities, alternative vocational education for at-risk youth, and experiential learning for veterans.
Promoting Individual Potential
Deaf Services Center/Interpreting Resources, Inc.
Provides sign language and spoken language interpreting, Speech-to-Text services, case management, advocacy, ADA and Deaf Culture and Awareness presentations, employment services, OYO Camp, youth leadership program, and adaptive equipment for individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard-of-Hearing.
Promoting Individual Potential
American Council of the Blind of Ohio
Promotes greater understanding of capabilities and issues affecting people who are blind or visually impaired. Provides blind college students and teachers of blind children scholarships.
Promoting Individual Potential
Simply Living
Connects people to learning opportunities that promote community sustainability, environmental awareness, and local economy through educational outreach and partnerships within our community.
Preservation & Environmental Protection
Ohio Environmental Council
Secures healthy air, land, and water for all Ohio citizens by using legislative initiatives, legal action, scientific principles, and statewide partnerships.
Preservation & Environmental Protection
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
Links farmers and conscientious eaters to promote local and organic food. Through education and advocacy our work builds a sustainable, healthy food system for all.
Preservation & Environmental Protection
Four Seasons City Farm
Promotes sustainable local food production, nutrition and gardening education, economic justice and neighborhood beautification through cooperative urban community gardening in disadvantaged Near East Side Columbus.
Preservation & Environmental Protection
Cloth Diaper Connection
Provides cloth diapers free of charge to low income families in central Ohio, offering much needed financial relief and reducing waste.
Preservation & Environmental Protection
Central Ohio Green Education Fund
Promotes education and civic action in the following areas: Sustainability and the Environment, Grassroots Democracy, Social and Economic Justice, and Peace and Nonviolence
Preservation & Environmental Protection
YAY Bikes
Helps people gain the confidence and competence to ride bicycles for transportation, and helps professionals improve conditions for transportation cyclists, by riding with them.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio protects, promotes and provides empowered health care for generations of women, men, and families across Ohio.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Local Matters
Provides education and inspiration to promote healthy eating and active living to combat diet-related disease in communities across Central Ohio.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
LifeCare Alliance
Provides health and nutrition services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and safety trainings to varied populations to increase skills and reduce the risk of violence.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Equitas Health
A not-for-profit community-based healthcare system focused on LGBTQ, HIV, and other medically underserved populations providing primary care, behavioral health, research, prevention, and community health initiatives.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
The Breathing Association
Promotes lung health and tobacco cessation, and offers community education, professional development, and direct patient services to the uninsured and underinsured.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
The Columbus Historical Society
Works to preserve and promote Columbus and Central Ohio history. Provides educational exhibitions, lectures, tours, programs, and materials.
Fostering Education & the Arts
Ohio Alliance for Arts Education
Works to ensure all Ohio children have access to quality arts education through advocacy efforts supporting high quality arts instruction in K-12 schools, and community based programming.
Fostering Education & the Arts
Glass Axis
Provides artists, students, and community members the tools and skills to create glass art in an environment of learning, sharing, creating, and teaching.
Fostering Education & the Arts
Career Transition Institute
Provides job seekers with a proven curriculum of 14 courses/labs and the peer support to assist them in a successful job search.
Fostering Education & the Arts
NNEMAP, Inc.
Provides nutritious food and produce in a full choice pantry environment, gives seasonal support to children, and partners with health providers.
Fighting Hunger & Malnutrition
Neighborhood Services, Inc.
Alleviates the effects of poverty by providing food, clothing, seasonal help and assistance in registering for government benefits to our Columbus neighbors in need.
Fighting Hunger & Malnutrition
Healthy Worthington Resource Center and Food Pantry, Inc.
Connecting neighbors with healthy food, personal care items and empowerment through information, education and referrals. Committed to building a healthy community.
Fighting Hunger & Malnutrition
Community Kitchen, Inc.
Provides free breakfast and lunch six days a week and a family dinner once per week. Provides medical screenings, educational and social service referrals.
Fighting Hunger & Malnutrition
Modcon Living
Works with communities and volunteers in Franklin County to keep people living in safe and decent conditions by providing services, knowledge, tools, and equipment.
Ensuring Affordable / Accessible Housing
Patches of Light, Inc.
Provides assistance to families with critically ill children undergoing extensive medical treatments and in financial crisis.
Ensuring Affordable / Accessible Housing
Heart of the City Foundation
Heart of the City Foundation—19034 Provides free, direct services that reach 32,000+ persons affected by homelessness, hunger, addiction & incarceration in downtown Columbus through multiple programs.
Ensuring Affordable / Accessible Housing
Habitat for Humanity International
Builds decent, affordable homes, empowers families, and develops communities. Provides a hand-up, not a handout, to hard-working, low-income partner families in Franklin, Licking and Madison Counties.
Ensuring Affordable / Accessible Housing
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
Providing free furniture to families in poverty and other challenges, The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is a community collaboration that improves and stabilizes lives.
Ensuring Affordable / Accessible Housing
Columbus Coalition for the Homeless
Advocates for homeless individuals and educates the Central Ohio community about the insidious effects of homelessness.
Ensuring Affordable / Accessible Housing
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO)
Committed to ending homelessness and promoting decent, safe, fair, affordable housing for all with a focus on assisting low-income people and those with special needs.
Ensuring Affordable / Accessible Housing
Stonewall Columbus, Inc.
Serves Central Ohio through advocacy, community building, and education in pursuit of equality, fairness and safety for the entire gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
Civil Action & Social Justice
Ohio Access to Justice Foundation
Ensures that Ohioans have a legal voice in achieving justice for themselves and their families.
Civil Action & Social Justice
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation
Working to ensure that all women have access to and information about the full range of reproductive health care services in Ohio.
Civil Action & Social Justice
Equality Ohio Education Fund
Equality Ohio Education Fund promotes awareness through advocacy and education.
Civil Action & Social Justice
Community Refugee and Immigration Services Inc.
Serves newly-arrived refugees and immigrants making a new home in Columbus. Supports individuals along a path to self-sufficiency through a number of programs and services.
Civic Involvement / United Communities
Stop the Suffering
Transporting pets from Ohio shelters to safety; managing foster and adoption program, sponsoring acute and emergency veterinary needs, providing food and supplies to pets in need.
Animal Welfare & Rights
Cat Welfare Association
Provides intake and adoption services for stray cats and kittens; subsidizes spay/neuter surgeries and emergency medical care for cats in low-income households.
Animal Welfare & Rights
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County
Provides a powerful and consistent voice, in court, for child victims of abuse and neglect.
Youth & Children Focused Services
Columbus Humane
Helps homeless and abused animals. Adopts animals into new homes and investigates cases of animal cruelty, neglect and abandonment.
Animal Welfare & Rights

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