Short North Foundation Accepting Grant Requests
Organizations Supporting Area Art and Architecture Projects Encouraged to Apply
COLUMBUS, OH (June 1, 2021)—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 Saturday, July 31, 2021 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 shortnorthfoundation.org for more information.
Chet Ridenour, President, The Short North Foundation