Short North Foundation Awards Grants to Area Projects

ShortNorthFoundationThe Short North Foundation has issued grants totaling $4,500 to the Doo Dah Parade, Friends of Goodale Park (Fish Gate restoration project) Goodale Park Music Series, Harrison West Park (restoration project), and Screen on the Green (movie series in Goodale Park).

The Foundation seeks to fund projects and programs that benefit Short North area residents, unite Short North neighborhoods, and incorporate or preserve public works of art and architecture.

“We’re very proud that we can continue to issue grants to promote some great organizations and projects for the good of the community,” said Steve Hurtt, president of the Short North Foundation. “We look forward to future applications and the ability to include even more groups and new opportunities.”

Past projects that have been funded by the Foundation include Columbus Art Walks, Columbus International Film & Video Festival, flowerbeds in Italian Village Park, Goodale Park Music Series, Harrison Park Art Awards, Screen on the Green, and tree plaques in Goodale Park.

Details about the Foundation’s 2014 grant process will be announced next spring, and the application deadline will be on June 30, 2014.

About The Short North Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Short North Foundation serves to advance the creative spirit, diversity, and vitality of the Short North Neighborhoods and Short North Arts District. It maintains partnerships with Friends of Goodale Park, Harrison West Society, Italian Village Commission, Italian Village Society, Short North Alliance, Short North Civic Association, and Victorian Village Commission. Since its inception, the Foundation has worked with neighborhood civic organizations to help fund Short North area bench restorations, neighborhood sign programs, bicycle bollards, the Community Campaign for Creating Encounters in Urban Art and History, the Short North Parking Initiative, the Short North Pocket Parks Campaign, and the Short North District Roundtables. To learn more, visit

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