Since 2014, The Columbus Foundation‘s 5 Nonprofits to Watch platform has honored remarkable nonprofit organizations that are working to strengthen and improve our community. In alignment with The Columbus Foundation’s grantmaking evolution announced last year, the newest cohort of exemplary nonprofits represents growing, small- to medium-sized organizations serving the central Ohio region.
This year’s 5 Nonprofits to Watch are: Black Girl Rising, Inc., Elevate Northland, Form5 Prosthetics, Remember Us Urban Scouts, and Riverview International Center.
“For almost ten years, The Columbus Foundation’s 5 Nonprofits to Watch platform has been honored to amplify the mission of nonprofit organizations that embody the pulse and essence of Columbus,” said Danielle Tong, Director, Capacity Building & Community Knowledge at The Columbus Foundation. “In recent years, the Foundation’s intentional focus on elevating smaller, lesser known organizations brings with it the acknowledgement of the tremendous value that small nonprofits bring to our city.”
With this distinction, each nonprofit will receive a $20,000 unrestricted grant. In addition, The Columbus Foundation is offering each organization a consulting engagement with UpRys, a local strategy consulting and project-based delivery firm, to help address growth, capacity building, and sustainability. Capacity building projects will be developed by the organizations themselves and reflect the organizations’ greatest priorities.
Click the links below to read spotlights on each nonprofit and interviews with their leaders!
Fran Frazier is Elevating the Voices and Presence of Black Girls through Black Girl Rising
Charity Spotlight: Black Girl Rising, Inc.
Interview with Judith Cockrell, Executive Director of Elevate Northland
Charity Spotlight: Elevate Northland
Aaron Westbrook Inspires Others to Reach their Full Potential as CEO of Form5 Prosthetics
Charity Spotlight: Form5 Prosthetics
Miguel “Geno” Tucker is Driven to Succeed as he leads Remember Us Urban Scouts
Charity Spotlight: Remember Us Urban Scouts
Jeremy Ellison is Improving the lives of Thousands of New Americans at Riverside International Center
Charity Spotlight: Riverview International Center