Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby Columbus, OH. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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The Soul of the City
The mission of the King Arts Complex is to preserve, celebrate and teach the cultural and historic heritage of African Americans and the African American experience while developing greater understanding and harmony among all people through exhibits, the performing arts and educational youth programs.
Unleashing the power of green
The Ohio Environmental Council is the leading advocate for fresh air, clean water, and sustainable land use in Ohio. The OEC has a widely respected 45-year history of innovation, pragmatism, and success. Using legislative initiatives, legal action, scientific principles, and statewide partnerships, we secure a healthier environment for all Ohio families and communities.
We are one
The Jewish Federation of Columbus, founded in 1926, is dedicated to strengthening and enriching the central Ohio Jewish Community through the support of and service to the Jewish community through its comprehensive family of social service, human service, and Jewish educational agencies, synagogues. and organizations. In addition, the Jewish Federation's of Columbus outstanding commitment to and responsibility for the state of Israel and Jews in need around the world remains steadfast. The Federation's core competencies include the efficient raising of annual campaign funds and the prudent and fiscally responsible investment of those funds towards the betterment of our community and world Jewry.
Advancing and celebrating the art of jazz through performance and education
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus' mission is to advance and celebrate the art of jazz through performance and education. The Jazz Arts Group divides its resources among two areas: performance and education. The Jazz Arts Group believes in the power of music to transform lives and is committed to offering lifelong-learning opportunities for individuals of all ages, interests, backgrounds and abilities. JAG achieves this with our JAG Education & Community programs and through our Jazz Academy activities.
Because no one should go hungry
Mid-Ohio Foodbank's mission is to end hunger one nourishing meal at a time and co-create a sustainable community where everyone thrives. For over 30 years, we've been working with grocers, food companies, Ohio farmers, the USDA, and community partners to obtain food and distribute it to our partner agencies. The partnerships we share with more than 650 partner agencies and community organizations across our 20-county service area is crucial to our mission. It's these food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, and senior housing sites that ensure the food we deliver gets to the people who need it most. Together, we distribute enough food to provide 121,625 meals for food insecure Ohioans every day.
Serving families in need for over three decades
For three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) has been serving families with seriously ill children by providing a home-away-from-home at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. From its beginnings as a grassroots movement established by a partnership between volunteers and local McDonald's Owner/Operators, the Charity has served thousands of families in their deepest times of need.
Facilitating the physical, spiritual, and emotional support of international students throughout the US.
International Friendships (IFI) is a Christian community organization that works in partnership with universities and volunteers to promote friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars and family members. IFI links international students with American volunteers from local churches who are interested in cross-cultural exchange and who help meet the various practical needs internationals face in living in another culture. IFI also partners with internationals through on-campus student organizations.
Turning empty houses into homes
Founded in 1998, the mission of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is to provide free furniture to central Ohio families and individuals struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges. Our Vision is for all central Ohio families to live in furnished homes, thereby relieving suffering, strengthening family units, improving quality of life and building a better community. Community collaborations and resource sharing make this possible on an ongoing basis.
Mobilizing the collective power and passion of all women working together
The Women's Fund of Central Ohio is a public foundation that transforms the lives of women and girls by mobilizing the collective power and passion of all women working together. We create gender equality and influence through our research and collaborations, promote social change by growing women's philanthropy, and make grants to programs that raise awareness and educate on issues affecting women and girls. At the Women's Fund we are amplifying the voices of all 800,000 women and girls throughout central Ohio, we serve Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties.
A settlement house serving Franklinton and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Gladden Community House is a settlement house serving Franklinton and its surrounding neighborhoods. We are a United Way affiliated non-profit agency providing education and recreation programs, emergency assistance, and advocacy and support for individuals, families, and groups. We do this to preserve and strengthen the well being of the community and its members, and to help and inspire community members to resolve their problems and control the shape of their lives.
Be part of something great!
Founded in 1913, The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus (JCC) is a human service organization offering a varied program that is largely Jewish in nature. It is committed to enhancing the quality of family life and promoting the physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness of the individual. It provides health-related activities and cultural and educational programs that reflect the Jewish heritage. Although primarily a membership organization, the JCC also delivers services to the community at large, including populations at risk. Through its wide array of programs, the JCC pursues its mission of strengthening the individual, family and community.
Strengthening and improving our community for the benefit of all its residents.
The Columbus Foundation is the trusted philanthropic advisor® to 2,400 individuals, families, and businesses who have created charitable funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. Serving the region for more than 70 years, The Columbus Foundation is the seventh largest community foundation in the United States. Since 1943, people from all walks of life have partnered with the Foundation and created unique named funds to support the causes they care about. We offer unparalleled resources, services, and community knowledge to help donors make the most of their charitable giving.
Helping central Ohioans learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes
The Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA) helps Central Ohioans with diabetes detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes. CODA's primary purpose is to decrease diabetes-related death and disability in central Ohio. The Central Ohio Diabetes Association provides services to all persons regardless of their ability to pay. The Central Ohio Diabetes Association also offers Camp Hamwi, a summer camp experience for youth with diabetes. In addition to enjoying traditional camp challenges, campers at Hamwi participate in activities designed to improve their knowledge of their own diabetes. Camp Hamwi encourages independence in diabetes management while providing medical staff to help with education and assistance where needed.
That no child shall be kept out of school for lack of adequate clothing
Charity Newsies clothes needy school children. Each year on Drive Day, the second Saturday in December, the Charity Newsies Paper Sale raises thousands of dollars from generous organizations, foundations, businesses and individuals. Newsies also collect contributions through the Annual Auction and Gala, the sale of Hearts and other fundraising activities during the year. Together all these contributions represent the Drive Total, which last year was $1,764,510. In the 2011-2012 school year Charity Newsies clothed 13,002 children.