The Short North Foundation was created in 2000 to help leverage the efforts of all the Short North organizations by providing time, money and talent. The Foundation fosters partnerships within and among the neighborhood organizations to further enhance the lives of all who live, work, and play in the Short North area of Columbus,Ohio. The Foundation strives to facilitate a collaborative dialog among the various Short North neighborhood and business organizations toward a collective vision for the district.

The Foundation is committed to advancing the creative spirit, diversity, and vitality of these neighborhoods. The Short North Foundation provides a forum for the “combined voice” of the neighborhoods to ensure continued growth and vitality.

The Short North Foundation is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization with neighborhood representation from the following area organizations: Short North Civic Association, Short North Alliance, Friends of Goodale Park, Italian Village Society, Italian Village Commission,  Victorian Village Commission, and Harrison West Society.







2022 Short North Foundation Grants

Short North Foundation Accepting Grant Requests

Organizations Supporting Area Art and Architecture Projects Encouraged to Apply

COLUMBUS, OH (June 7, 2022)—As part of its continuing mission to support advancements in the Short North, the Short North Foundation is now accepting requests for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 from area organizations with projects taking place in or around the neighborhood. Specifically, the Foundation seeks capital projects that:

  • benefit Short North area residents
  • unite Short North neighborhoods
  • incorporate or preserve public works of art and architecture
  • promote the neighborhoods’ diversity, equity and inclusion
  • reflect the historic nature of the Short North neighborhoods
  • bring residents together

The deadline to submit a grant proposal is Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applicants are able to apply for up to 50% of the total project cost, and those requiring multiple-year funding will be considered. Past projects that have been funded by the Foundation include tree plaques in Goodale Park, flowerbeds in Italian Village Park, Gate restoration in Goodale Park, and the Short North Pocket Parks Campaign. 

Grant guidelines are available at via this google document, and the application is available here.

About The Short North Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Short North Foundation serves to advance the creative spirit, diversity, and vitality of the Short North Neighborhoods and Short North Arts District. It maintains partnerships with the Friends of Goodale Park, Harrison West Society, Italian Village Commission, Italian Village Society, Short North Alliance, Short North Civic Association, the Victorian Village Commission, Dennison Place Neighborhood Association, Stonewall Columbus, At Home By High, Hubbard Avenue Elementary and others. Since its inception, the Short North Foundation has worked with neighborhood civic organizations to help fund Short North area bench restorations, neighborhood sign programs, bicycle bollards, the Community Campaign for Creating Encounters in Urban Art and History, the Short North Parking Initiative, the Short North Pocket Parks Campaign, and the Short North District Roundtables. Visit for more information.


Chet Ridenour, President, The Short North Foundation, 614-506-8100