The Columbus Citizens Foundation grants approximately $2 million to approximately 600 students each year. Not an easy task. The hardest part of our program is saying no to so many deserving applicants who are not selected. Of course, there is only so much support we can provide and we are forced to adhere to stringent requirements of qualification. Even with those guidelines in place, hair-splitting decisions must be made to accept or reject students who are very closely qualified.
Additional funding would provide scholarships for students who were so
close, but did not make the cut. You can partner with the Columbus
Citizens Foundation in offering greater assistance to students of
Italian descent who have the ability to succeed in school, but are in
need of financial assistance. Please consider contributing $25, $50,
$100, $250, or more to our general scholarship fund. Of course, a gift
of any amount is always welcomed and appreciated. All gifts are tax
If you prefer to mail your gift, please click above to download a PDF of the Make a Gift Form. Please complete all areas. If you are making a gift using a check exclude the credit card information. Please make checks payable to “Columbus Citizens Foundation Gift Fund” and mail, along with the form, to:
Columbus Citizens Foundation
General Gift Fund
8 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021
Recognizing the incredible impact that our Italian heritage has had on our lives and its contribution to our individual successes, we the members of the Columbus Citizens Foundation dedicate ourselves to preserving and enhancing the culture, traditions and values we were so blessed to receive. Furthermore, we will commit to honor those that came before us by ensuring that their love of country, family and tireless work ethic are passed to our children and all future generations. We firmly commit to raise and distribute financial aid to educate children in need and pledge to extend ourselves in perpetuating the philanthropic work that has been synonymous with our Foundation.