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Founded
2003
Size
Small
Lead. Inform. Improve.
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) serves as Ohio's nonpartisan, independent source for forecasting health trends, analyzing key health issues, and communicating current research to policymakers, state agencies and other decision-makers. Since its founding in 2003, HPIO has become the state's trusted source of information and leadership on health policy issues. In the past, Ohio decision makers often had to rely on data and analysis provided by interest groups with particular perspectives and agendas. HPIO's mission is to provide nonpartisan, unbiased research, analysis and communication that enables policymakers to make the most informed decisions possible on matters that affect the health of all Ohioans.
Founded
1959
Size
Tiny
Live united
Ohio United Way is the voluntary state association of United Ways across Ohio. Representing local United Ways around the state, the association works to promote the public policy interest of our members, provides them with educational opportunities and leads statewide initiatives designed to improve Ohio communities. Ohio's greatest community challenges cannot be solved by money alone. Today, United Ways are building upon their greatest resource to improve community conditions: the power of community collaboration. Local United Ways build productive relationships between philanthropists, the business community, the nonprofit community and the public sector to identify and implement solutions to community needs.
Founded
1984
Size
Tiny
Helping people engaged in philanthropy become more effective, powerful change agents in their communities
Philanthropy Ohio is a statewide membership association that provides the network, tools and knowledge to help people engaged in philanthropy become more effective, powerful change agents in their communities. It is an association of foundations, corporate giving programs, individuals and organizations actively involved in philanthropy in Ohio. Philanthropy Ohio's mission is to provide leadership for philanthropy in Ohio and to enhance the ability of members to fulfill their charitable goals.
Founded
1986
Size
Small
Moving Central Ohio families from homelessness to hope filled futures
Founded in 1986, The Homeless Families Foundation (HFF) educates and nurtures children while empowering families to achieve stable housing and self-sufficiency. Programs include housing assistance, holistic case management, and a children's education center (Dowd Education Center) for afterschool and summer tutoring and enrichment for children in kindergarten through middle school. HFF operates as a Housing First agency: most families, with some help, are capable of living independently and can best work to address their issues when they are in a stable, long-term home environment.
Founded
1998
Size
Giant
An educational and cultural center for the people of Central Ohio
The Columbus Museum of Art is an educational and cultural center for the people of Central Ohio. The Museum houses an outstanding collection of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American and European modern art and hosts a continuous program of national and international traveling exhibitions. The Museum provides a wide range of educational services, including free tours for students and adults. Parents and children participate together in workshops and family days. Lectures, films and concerts which relate to the collection and exhibitions are regularly presented to adult audiences.
Founded
1962
Size
Large
Science education through hands-on discovery
COSI Columbus provides an exciting and informative atmosphere for those of all ages to discover more about our environment, our accomplishments, our heritage, and ourselves. We motivate a desire toward a better understanding of science, industry, health, and history through involvement in exhibits, demonstrations, and a variety of educational activities and experiences. COSI is for the enrichment of the individual and for a more rewarding life on our planet, Earth. Since its opening in 1964, COSI has welcomed nearly 20 million visitors from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries.
Founded
1952
Size
Giant
Live united
More than 80 years ago, concerned and compassionate citizens created United Way of Central Ohio to help people in need and make our community a better place for everyone. Today, we are mobilizing the caring power of thousands of individuals and central Ohio employers to advance the common good. Together, we are working to create opportunities for a better life for all. We are focusing the collective resources of our community on the building blocks for a better life: a quality education that leads to a productive career, enough income to support a family through retirement, good health and a safe place to live.
Founded
1961
Size
Giant
Preserving, endowing, inspiring
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation was established in 1989 by merging several pre-existing Kappa philanthropic funds into a single non-profit corporation, separate from the Fraternity, exclusively for the administration of funds for charitable and educational purposes. Program areas include scholarships, the Rose McGill Fund, educational and leadership programming, and museums such as The Heritage Museum in Columbus, Ohio, and The Stewart House Museum in Monmouth, Illinois. The Foundation works to deliver educational and leadership training, preserve the Fraternity's heritage from an historical perspective, provide scholarships and offer financial assistance to members in need by developing the financial resources to support these programs.
Founded
1952
Size
Medium
Advancing a symphony orchestra of the highest artistic standard
Founded in 1951, the Columbus Symphony is the only full-time professional symphony in central Ohio. Through an array of innovative artistic, educational, and community outreach programming, the Columbus Symphony is reaching a growing and diverse audience with great music. The Columbus Symphony's mission is to advance a symphony orchestra of the highest artistic standard for the enrichment and well-being of central Ohio. This mission is achieved through a strong connection to the community, and in-depth understanding of the marketplace and a commitment to providing programming that meets the needs and desires of the community. The Columbus Symphony performs a diverse array of classical, pops, family and educational concerts each season, reaching an estimated 500,000 people through live performances and radio broadcasts.