Grants from the CCC are meant to fund catalysts. These catalysts are young professionals with ideas, events, and audacious goals for the growth of the young professional community in Columbus. The micro-grants will have a lasting impact and jump start the city’s brightest and most ambitious citizens and ideas. In providing resources to these ventures, we will invest in co-creation and promote the urban pulse. We take this initiative one step forward with a commitment to recognize co-creators amplifying the urban pulse throughout the city.
The Create Columbus Commission is looking to fund projects and initiatives that help make it to enhance the young professional experience in Columbus and further the focus areas of the Commission. These focus areas include:
1. Improve personal financial health and wellness:Further the financial stability and wellness of young professionals.
2. Amplify the urban pulse:Strengthen efforts of community building and cultural exchanges between young professionals.
3. Position young professionals as co-creators of the city:Challenge the status quo and foster the spirit of collaboration to cultivate an open and smart Columbus for all young professionals.
Monday, June 10: Final grant applications dueMonday, July 22: Grant Applicants Notified of StatusFriday, September 6: Funds Disbursed
Please forward any questions you might have to the Create Columbus Grants Chair, Maylin Sambois-Sanchez, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants are required to provide their (or their fiscal agents) IRS Letter of Designation to confirm 501(c)(3) status. If you are using a fiscal agent, a signed letter from the chair or president of the fiscal agent’s board is required.
What is a fiscal agent? A fiscal agent is an organization who can act as your taxable entity. We will cut a check to your fiscal agent and they will give you your grant money. In the case of CCC grants, you can partner with organizations aligned with your mission or organizations you have previously partnered with. Your fiscal agent does not have to be a part of the project/initiative for which you are applying. We do not want this qualification to deter you from applying. If you are having trouble brainstorming a fiscal agent, please reach out to email@example.com and we will do our best to help connect you!
Receipts, photo/video, and public acknowledgement are reported bi-annually to the Create Columbus Commission. Upon receipt of your grant, you will receive further information about our reporting process. Failure to properly report will result in disqualification from future grant opportunities through the Create Columbus Commission.