Create Columbus Grants

The Create Columbus Commission is excited to announce the return of the Create Columbus Grants Program for 2017 to support initiatives by and for young professionals that help make Columbus the best place to live, work, and raise a family in the nation.

Grant Application Information (pdf)Submit Your Letter of Intent

Since 2013, the Create Columbus Grants Program has distributed more than $250,000 to enhance the YP experience in Columbus. These initiatives have covered a wide variety of initiatives and have greatly impacted the Columbus community.

View: 2014 Create Columbus Grant Recipients Projects

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:

Please note that projects outside of these focus areas will be considered, however projects and initiatives should target future and current young professional residents of Columbus, generally aged 25-35.

Meet with current commissioners to learn about the grant process and discuss your proposal/ideas.

Sunday March 12th, 1pm-2pm
Online Webinar
Call In Number: 1-415-655-0001

Wednesday March 15th, 5pm-8pm
Late Night Slice
268 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215
Upstairs Room

Saturday March 18th, 1pm-4pm
Northwood + High Building
2231 N High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43202
Room 100

Friday March 31st, 9am-12pm
Columbus Main Library
96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
Main Library Meeting Room 2A



Friday, April 7: Letters of intent due
Friday, April 28: Notification of Status Regarding Letter of Intent
Friday, May 17: Final grant applications due
Tuesday, July 11: Grant Applicants Notified of Status
September 1st: Funds Disbursed

Please forward any questions you might have to the Create Columbus Grants Chair, Joshua Lapp, at