The Columbus Citizens Foundation’s primary philanthropic activity is awarding scholarships to deserving students of Italian heritage. We provide approximately $2 million of financial aid to approximately 600 students. In addition to its scholarship activities, the Foundation has a tradition of raising funds for specific projects, often humanitarian in nature. Since its inception, the Columbus Citizens Foundation has disbursed more than $33 million in scholarships, grants, and gifts to charitable organizations and worthy causes. To learn more about our scholarship programs, or to donate to the Foundation's efforts, click here.