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Give Local

It’s Your community. Support the causes you care about.

 Giving back to local nonprofit organizations is very important – whether you give through volunteer time, money, or in-kind donations – it’s the right thing to do.


The Columbus Foundation is your community foundation. We are here to help you make smart, effective decisions when it comes to your charitable giving. Looking for the right organization to support? Maybe you already have favorite organizations or causes andjust want to learn more about them. Either way, our resources connect you with valuable information that can help you make a difference in our community. Have questions? Feelfree to contact us.

PowerPhilanthropy Program Spotlight is a snapshot of innovative, impactful programs improving central Ohio. Click to learn more or donate to these or hundreds of othercharitable organizations in our community.



ECDI - Economic and Community Development Institute

  • Do you need help starting or expanding your small business? We offer small business loans, training, and matched grants.
  • Are you buying your first home? Our down payment assistance program can help.
  • Do you want to go back to school? We have grants that can help with your tuition expenses.

The Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) is a non-profit economic development organization that addresses the needs of small business owners in the creation and expansion of microenterprises. ECDI offers loans ranging from $500 to $100,000 to underserved entrepreneurs through its microloan fund program.



Invest Local Ohio

INVEST LOCAL OHIO is a unique fund that allows individuals to invest in their community.Every dollar committed to the Invest Local Ohio fund will be loaned to a local small business and leveraged with at least two more dollars from other ECDI loan funds; investors will receive a minimum 2 percent return on their investment.