Community Shares was established in 1993 by a group of nonprofits for the purpose of fundraising on their behalf through workplace giving campaigns. Through these campaigns, each individual donor gets to decide which charity or charities will receive their donation based on which organization is working on the issues and causes they care about most in their community.
  There are nearly 60 member agencies working on local issues in the following categories: Animal Welfare and Rights, Civic Involvement and an Inclusive, United Community, Civil Action and Social Justice, Ensuring Affordable, Accessible Housing, Fighting Hunger and Malnutrition, Fostering Literacy, Education and the Arts, Healthy Lifestyles and Choices, HIV/AIDS Care and Support, Preservation and Environmental Protection, Promoting the Potential of Individuals Violence Prevention and Safety, and Youth-Focused Services. The Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism, the non-profit organization that published The Free Press through the years, is a founding and current member of Community Shares.

  Donors can support (Member Charity) through Community Shares at the following workplaces:

• Battelle Memorial Institute

• Capital University

• City of Columbus Combined Charitable Campaign

• Columbus Food League

• Columbus Metropolitan Libraries

• Columbus Public Schools

• Columbus State Community College

• Combined Federal Campaign of Central Ohio and West Virginia

• Combined Federal Campaign of North Central Ohio


• COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority)

• Dublin (City Government)

• Denison University

A list of workplaces that support Community Shares’ member charities at  

Community Shares of Mid Ohio

3620 North High Street, Suite 102

Columbus, Ohio 43214

(614) 262-1176

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