NEWS & ANALYSIS

07/20/2023
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Human Services Funding

Franklin County designates $8 million to nonprofits for capital needs

The Franklin County Commissioners have allocated $8 million in capital improvement grants to nonprofit organizations. Twenty-eight nonprofits were awarded grants ranging from $14,000 to $850,000 under the Community Partnerships program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act. These grants will allow these nonprofits to make significant improvements to their facilities where they build community and provide vital services.

The following Human Service Chamber member agencies were awarded funding from the commissioners, totaling over $6 million in funding:

– Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Ohio
– Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio
– The Childhood League Center
– Columbus Early Learning Centers
– Communities in Schools of Ohio
– CompDrug
– Creative Living
– Elevate Northland
– Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
– Gladden Community House
– Huckleberry House
– Impact Community Action
– Jefferson Avenue Center for Learning & the Arts
– Lower Lights Christian Health Center
– Neighborhood Services, Inc.
– Nellie’s Champions for Kids
– Netcare
– Siemer Institute
– St. Stephen’s Community House
– St. Vincent Family Services
– YWCA Columbus
– Zora’s House

“We’re delighted to see this scale of investment from Franklin County in local nonprofits. Health and human service nonprofits must be able to meet the needs of the communities they serve, and the support from the county to make these needed facilities upgrades is critical to doing that work and improving the resilience of communities overall,” says Bhumika Patel, Deputy Director of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County.

Read more about this funding from Columbus Business First.