Announcing 2023 Host Sites and Application!

The Columbus Foundation 2023 Summer Fellowship application is open!

This 10-week paid Fellowship starts June 5, 2023 and ends August 11, 2023. Fellows are matched with a nonprofit based on interests, skills, and the nonprofit’s specific needs or objectives, and are required to attend five professional development sessions culminating in a mandatory end-of-summer presentation on August 11.


College junior, senior, May/June 2023 graduate, or a graduate student in the fall of 2023 and have graduated from a Franklin County high school. OR College junior, senior, May/June 2023 graduate, or graduate student attending a Franklin County college or university. Highly desired qualifications: A strong academic record (preferably a 3.0+ GPA); and strong English oral and written communication skills.

Click HERE to access the application.

2023 Host Sites

At Home By High

Mission: To provide support, connectedness, and to enable independence for adults ages 50+ in the organizations’ service area.

Project: To increase community awareness through the planning and implementation of a sustainable social media strategy.

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus

Mission: To provide an international showcase for the best of cartoon art in all its forms, including comics, animation, editorial cartoons, newspaper strips, and beyond, in a city that is a growing center of importance to comics and cartooning.

Project: To support staff through event planning, increasing earned income, and implementation of a marketing strategy.

Central Community House, Inc.

Mission: To empower people to reach their full potential, be self-supporting, and live cooperatively with all others by building community that meets the needs and nourishes the creative aspirations of one another.

Project: To support staff through event planning, increasing earned income, and implementation of a marketing strategy.

Children’s Hunger Alliance

Mission: To ensure that children without access receive healthy food, nutrition, education, and physical activity.

Project: To support the development team with a focus on special events, fundraising, and volunteer engagement.

Columbus Neighborhood Health Center dba PrimaryOne Health

Mission: To provide access to services that improve the health status of families.

Project: To develop outreach and implementation strategies for behavioral health programs at two school-based health centers.

Equitas Health Inc.

Mission: To be the gateway to good health for those at risk of or affected by HIV; for the LGBTQ+ community; and for those seeking a welcoming healthcare home.

Project: To assist with agency coordination and representation at LGBTQ+ Pride events around the state.

Green Columbus

Mission: To promote sustainable living and environmental community building in central Ohio.

Project: To assist with the community urban tree initiative in Linden and Hilltop communities working to support canopy restoration.

Jewish Family Services

Mission: To help individuals and families achieve economic self-sufficiency and emotional stability.

Project: To develop and implement a marketing and engagement plan for stewarding and acknowledging partners, funders and program partners.

Leveling the Playing Field

Mission: to expand access and equity within youth sports and recreation programs in under-resourced communities.

Project: To support the launch of the new central Ohio site.

Ohio Designer Craftsmen

Mission: To engage and enrich the community through high-quality exhibitions, education programs, and to support and promote the professional development of fine craft artists.

Project: To be the assistant camp coordinator for campers ages 6-17 assisting with the development, planning, and implementation of summer programs.

Riverview International Center Inc.

Mission: To empower New American neighbors by supporting individuals, strengthening families, and nurturing community.

Project: To lead the summer program for elementary children and the summer reading program for middle school students.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio

Mission: To create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.

Project: To support the Cause Marketing campaign by creating a sustainable marketing campaign, securing new corporate partners, and executing the strategy.

St. Vincent Family Services

Mission: To help families build bright futures by providing trauma-informed pediatric behavioral health care within a learning community to change the lives of children and families.

Project: To create a communications strategy that engages donors and stakeholders, and support staff in planning fundraising events.

The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio

Mission: To transform the lives of women and girls by mobilizing the collective power and passion of all people working together.

Project: To create a sustainable communications plan that increases organizational visibility in the community. 

We Amplify Voices

Mission: To heal communities through creative expression

Project: To support summer camp programing as the activity enrichment coordinator.

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