17 Central Ohio Nonprofits Seek Your Support Through Grant Program


Nine nonprofits in Columbus and eight more in central Ohio have applied for grants through the Gannett Foundation’s A Community Thrives program. Now they need your support.

Gannett is the parent company of The Dispatch and Dispatch.com. The Gannett Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Gannett. A Community Thrives supports nonprofit organizations projects focused on community development and has distributed over $ 12 million in grants and donations since 2017.

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The crowdfunding campaign period, which is phase 2 of the program, runs until August 13. Organizations must raise a required amount to be eligible for a grant.

To support organizations, go to https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/giving-events/act21/home and search by zip code to find local attendees.

Here are the participating Columbus organizations:

Here are the participating organizations in central Ohio beyond Columbus:

The Gannett Foundation and A Community Thrives will review and then award:

  • 16 National Project Grants (three grants of $ 100,000; seven grants of $ 50,000; six grants of $ 25,000).
  • Over 100 local operating grants (amounts vary; applicants who provide services in local Gannett communities and meet eligibility criteria are considered).
  • Six major fundraising grants (three large national nonprofits, three small nonprofits).
  • Thirty-two Weekly Bonus Challenge Rewards.

Last year, the Gannett Foundation provided over $ 2 million in grants and helped participating nonprofits raise over $ 3 million.

Central Ohio United Way

Last year, United Way of Central Ohio received one of seven national grants of $ 50,000 and a local grant of $ 12,000 from the Gannett Foundation for racial equity training in Franklin County.

The foundation’s $ 62,000 supports the Racial Equity Partnership, providing racial equity training and learning exchanges to staff, board members, volunteers and clients of health and service organizations. social networks in Franklin County, reaching 5,000 people.

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The Boardman Arts Park in downtown Delaware also received a local grant of $ 5,000.

Landscape coordinator Kris Prengaman plants a tree at Boardman Arts Park in Delaware, Ohio, which is competing again this year for a grant from the A Community Thrives initiative, sponsored by Gannett.

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