The Community Festival (ComFest) is seeking applications for its 2023 Community Grants program. Each year, ComFest invites grant applications to support and sustain innovative programming demonstrating a commitment to ComFest’s principles and mission which are rooted in community, social justice and progressive activism. 

ComFest established the grants program in the spirit of giving back to the community. Since 2006, nearly $350,000 has been awarded to local organizations.

To learn more about ComFest’s Grants program, application requirements, previous grant recipients, and submit an application, please visit:

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 13, 2023. Applications received after the deadline cannot be considered.

ComFest is an independent, all-volunteer celebration of creativity and activism in Columbus, OH. Founded in 1972, its purpose is to build bridges between progressive non-profit organizations, artists, and all residents to raise awareness and promote social activism and change in our community. More information about Community Festival may be found at