Chart your course to Charity, the first principle of the Knights of Columbus.
Columbus Charities, Inc. was established in 1974 and funding was derived from an annual raffle. The proceeds were used to fulfill requests from like-minded organizations and in the past 20 years, funds in excess of $500,000 have been made available through a grant process. Click to see our brochure with details on our history.
Previous grants made for community and youth programs include organizations such as Special Olympics, Catholic Community services, Children's Advocates and Diocesan World Youth Day. Health organizations include Kidney Care Centers, Cancer Care Centers, Veterans hospitals and other similar organizations.
In May, 2008, the Board of Directors of Columbus Charities, Inc., established the Columbus Charities Fund, an endowment fund, which receives and retains gifts which are held in perpetuity in order to create income to support future grants.
Columbus Charities Fund is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization and all gifts received are acknowledged by a letter for tax purposes.