Past Grantees

Since 2013 the Create Columbus Commission has awarded over $275,000.


Project NameOrganization
Young Entrepreneur RecruitmentCapital Crossroads SID
GOOD ideas ColumbusTransit Columbus
Envisioning the Cols Communities of TomorrowCommunity Research Partners
Viewpoints: MiniMurals by working artists under 40Short North Alliance
Capital City ImpactBesa
10XeleratorFounders Factory + Tech Columbus
The Near East Side HOP Mt Vernon Ave SID


Project NameOrganization
2×2 PartnershipColumbus College of Art and Design
25onHigh: A Photographic JourneyUniversity District Organization
The Art of Business Workshop Series for YP ArtistsWild Goose Creative
Building a Healthy ColumbusUrban Land Institute Columbus
Columbus Social Entrepreneur LaunchpadStarfish Alliance
E: ColumbusEast Columbus Development Company
Fabric of ColumbusCross-Media collective
GiveBackHackColumbus Downtown Dog Park Association
HIGHBALL HALLOWEEN Community HeadquartersShort North Alliance
The Latina Mentoring AcademyHispanic Chamber of Columbus
Opening Our Doors to Mental HealthAlzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio


Project NameOrganization
Downtown Resident Welcome Bag Program SID Public Services Association
Forge AheadForge Columbus
Young Professional / Millennial OutreachFranklinton Board of Trade
We Are ColumbusKen Baldwin
How to Build a Music CityColumbus Songwriters Association
Creative Control FestCommunity Partners Youth Development Organization
Cross the CTransit Columbus


Project NameOrganization
2017 LGBTQA SummitEquality Ohio Education Fund (EOEF)
Micro Venues InitiativeColumbus Songwriters Association (CSA)
L.I.F.E. Program (Life Intelligence of Financial Education)LeaderSpark
LUMOS AcceleratorLUMOS
Short North Music SeriesShort North Foundation
Impressions of the University District University District Organization
Columbus InspiresYP360


Project NameOrganization
Besa NowBesa
The Starting Line  
Alternative Transportation VideosCapital Crossroads SID
New Leaders Council of ColumbusNew Leadership Council
She Creates Columbus 
Young Preservations ‘Takeover of Columbus’Rust Belt Coalition – Young Ohio Preservationists
YP Empowerment SummitColumbus Urban League
ARTreprenuerThe Ohio State University
Brush the BlockSouloTherory
2017 Most Endangered Building List Idea CompetitionColumbus Landmarks Foundation


Non-granting year.


Project NameOrganization
Catalyst ColumbusSide Hustle Syndicate
Dynamic DirectorsCentral Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce 
A Seat At Our TableDirection Up Foundation
Grammar & Chill: A Workshop and Networking Salon for Diverse WritersMORE (Motivate Others to Reach Excellence)
Venture For America-CCC Young Professional Retention Initiative (2019-2020) Venture For America
Around the Table: Engaging Young Professionals in Food Access and Nutrition EducationLocal Matters
ROY Talks SeriesROY G BIV Gallery
GiveBackHack 2020