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Donor gives $1 million to Columbus Foundation for support of nonprofits during coronavirus pandemic

The fund assists nonprofit organizations that are experiencing a loss of revenue or an increase in costs due to the coronavirus.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Foundation received a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor to its emergency response fund.

The fund assists nonprofit organizations that are experiencing a loss of revenue or an increase in costs due to the coronavirus.

As of Monday, the fund has more than $3 million. The Columbus Foundation seeded the fund with $ 1 million last week.

“We are incredibly thankful that our generous community recognizes the importance of supporting our nonprofits during this critical time," President and CEO of the Columbus Foundation Douglas F. Kirdler said. "We understand how difficult it will be for these organizations to carry out their missions during these times of peril, and we want to do everything we can to help them through this.”

The Columbus Foundation said part of the fund was put into use as the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio was given $18,600 to purchase meals for families and hire temporary cleaning staff.

Donations to the Emergency Response Fund can made here.