Columbus Area Endowment Grants

CAE presents its 2020 Emergency Nutrition grant
CAE's Al Strohschein presents a ceremonial check to Laura Austin, Columbus School District Food Services Director and Superintendent Annette Deuman for emergency food relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each year, the Philanthropy Committee of the Columbus Area Endowment (CAE) awards grants to local organizations working to strengthen our community.


• Cardinals Downtown Development Corporation: Scout Troop 99 merit-badge books

• Columbus Historic Landmarks Preservation Comission: Rest Haven doorway

• Community Lunch for Kids: Loving Lunches

• Fall River School District: New ovens

• Savanna Oaks Community Center: outdoor refreshment center


• Cardinals Unlimited Archery: equiptment

• Columbus Area Aquatic Center: diving-board replacement

• Columbus Club House: updated media

• Columbus Community Lunch for Kids: nutrition program

• Columbus Recreation Department: basketball court

• Fall River High School: infant simulator in its family and consumer sciences program

• Prairie Ridge Health Foundation: pulmonary testing equiptment

• Scout Troop 99: tent replacement


• Columbus Area Aquatic Center: water-bottle refill station

• Columbus Public Library: virtual guest speaker project

• Fall River High School: tower-garden project in its family and consumer sciences program

• Rio Community Library: local-history digitization project

• Savanna Oaks Community Center: tree-planting project


• Columbus High School: upgraded greenhouse

• Columbus Schools: emergency nutrition grant

• Columbus Senior Center for computer equipment and a Music & Me memory-care system (awarded annually since 2011)


• Columbus Area Aquatic Center: upgraded equipment

• Cub Scout Pack 99: camping equipment

• Savanna Oaks Community Center: upgraded signage


• Columbus Middle School: Literacy project

• Columbus Public Library: Broadway & public-art projects

• Columbus Recreation Department: audio-visual equipment

• McKenzie Environmental Center: wildlife exhibit


• Columbus / Fall River Rotary Club: Water-education project

• Columbus Historical Society: Past Present software

• Columbus Schools: Blessings in a Backpack nutrition project

• Columbus Schools: Mental Health project


• Boy Scout Troop 99: camping equipment

• Columbus Public Works: park improvements

• Redbud Players: general support

• Savanna Oaks Community Center: general support


• Columbus High School Music / Theatre Department: upgraded sound system

• Columbus Literacy Council: English as a Second Language tutor

• Columbus Public Library: circulating e-readers

• Olivet Church: computer bank & beehives


• American Legion Post #62: new high-quality sign.

• Columbus Public Library: Wi-Fi Garden outdoor seating area

• Columbus Schools Transition House: repairs and sewing machine


• Columbus Community Hospital: Live It! Program to reduce youth risks of obesity

• Columbus Public Library: early-literacy program


• Columbus Historical Landmarks and Preservation Commission: appliances in the Rest-Haven building.

• Columbus Department of Public Works: Tot Lot at Fireman’s Park


• Columbus Community Hospital: Brain Game books for parents of newborn to 36 months

• Columbus Club House: materials

• Columbus Firemen’s Service Corporation: a carbon monoxide detector program

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