Community Partnership Program
Franklin County is committed to improving the lives of residents. Through collaboration and in partnership with local vendors, business owners, non-profit organizations and national, state and local governments, we strive to ensure that county agencies provide services efficiently and effectively. Equally important, the Commissioners partner directly with community agencies that seek to create well-paying jobs for residents and economic development opportunities for businesses, protect the environment, further the community's access to affordable healthcare, stabilize families and children and keep our neighborhoods safe. The Community Partnerships Program is a competitive grant process whereby the Commissioners support local community-based organizations that serve county residents. In order to qualify, the applying organization must have attained 501(c)(3) non-profit status from the IRS. Proposals must demonstrate how effectively and efficiently the initiative or program will help the Board of Commissioners achieve its strategic goals of:
- Community Safety, Security and Effective Justice
- Job Creation, Strategic Economic Development, and Fiscal Security
- Supportive Health and Human Services
- Good Stewardship of Natural Resources, Environmental Sustainability, and Civic Engagement
- Efficient, Responsive and Fiscally Sustainable Government Operations
In 2020, the Community Partnership grant application was open to all applicants. Unlike in previous years, all nonprofit and governmental entities operating within the boundaries of Franklin County for a minimum of 3 years were eligible to apply for funding. Organizations were able to submit a single request for no more than $500,000. Applications are currently under review and awards will be announced soon.
Catalyst Grant Program
The Catalyst Grant Program was created in 2019 by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners to spark meaningful change for Franklin County residents in the following priority areas: Emerging and Basic Needs, Economic Security/Crisis Stabilization, Personal and Family Empowerment and Community Enrichment. We are pleased to announce that the following agencies were selected for Catalyst Grant funding in 2019:
- Charitable Pharmacy
- Mid-Ohio Foodbank
- Columbus Works
- Central Community House on behalf of the Columbus Federation of Settlement Houses
- Heart of Ohio Family Health
- Family Mentor Foundation
- Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio
- Local Matters
- Girls on the Run of Central Ohio
- Columbus Diaper Bank
- LifeCare Alliance
- Goodwill Industries of Central Ohio
Congratulations to all of the Catalyst Grant recipient agencies! Please check this web site frequently for additional grant opportunities. Thank you for your interest in the Catalyst Grant program.
For more information on the Community Partnership and Catalyst grant programs, please contact Dayna McCrary, Administrator, Community Partnerships, at DaynaMcCrary@FranklinCountyOhio.gov.