We are proud to partner with a growing list and wide range of non-profit organizations.
As part of our mission, Cohesion Foundation partners with local non-profit organizations to provide meaningful charitable experiences for the current student-athlete who will be compensated for providing your charitable organization with marketing regarding your mission, purposes and events.
Inquire about connecting your organization with Cohesion Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Ohio
When a child is in the hospital, family needs to be close. The Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Ohio is located directly across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, only steps away. Open 365 days a year, the House helps facilitate the family-centered care that fosters health and well-being for the whole family.
Lindy Infante Foundation
Whether it’s a child, team, or nonprofit organization serving children, the Lindy Infante Foundation helps cover the costs of youth athletics no matter the sport. The Lindy Infante Foundation believes that participation in sports has the power to connect youth to a greater sense of purpose, growth, and opportunity.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio gives young people the support, guidance, tools, and skills to succeed in life. We provide comprehensive, affordable after school and summer programming for youth ages 6 through 18. Membership costs just $10 per child per year and entitles youth to unlimited Club access. It is a place where great futures are started each and every day.
Leveling the Playing Field
LPF redistributes equipment to expand access and equity within youth sports and recreation programs in under-resourced communities. Leveling the Playing Field was founded in 2013 in response to the growing inequity between those that can afford to play sports and those that cannot, and the prominent role the cost of sporting goods was playing in that gap. After working in youth sports, college athletics and professional football, LPF founder, Max Levitt, realized the volume of equipment that goes to waste from elementary school aged kids all the way up to our professional sports franchises. In response, Max decided to develop essentially a food bank for sports equipment.
KIPP Columbus’ 150-acre, urban, state-of-the-art campus is located in northeast Columbus. Nearly 2,000 students (infant through high school) learn and grow here every day. With a mission to create and sustain the highest quality school system, KIPP Columbus has maintained excellence in its growth and will continue to prove what is possible in public education.
Buckeye Cruise for Cancer
Over the last 15 years, the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer has raised $32 million for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James). Proceeds currently benefit the following funds at the OSUCCC – James: the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Fund a Need, Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Research Fund and the newly created Lisa Cisco Endowment for Cancer Research, all making a positive impact on the lives of patients and families.
Buckeyes Care organizes and highlights current outreach initiatives under an overarching community umbrella. Ohio State student-athletes, coaches and pillar partners engage, educate and inspire the community while building goodwill.
OSU 4 Miler
The Ohio State 4 Miler, the largest four-mile running and walking event in the country, is your chance to 'Finish On The 50' inside Ohio Stadium. The celebration of Football & Fitness is open to runners and walkers! All participants receive an official Ohio State 4 Miler gender-specific event shirt and Official Finisher's Medal.
5KforJK: Raising Awareness for Parkinson's
The 5KforJK nonprofit started as a walk for 1 and quickly turned into a non-profit organization for 1 million. There are 1 million people in the U.S. living with Parkinson's, 90,000 are diagnosed each year. The 5KforJK nonprofit wants to reduce fear of the unknown and empower patients to take control of their journey!
Buckeye Paws was initiated in March 2020, with the mission of supporting the mental and emotional health of staff at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center through highly trained, certified therapy dog-handler teams. Due to the success of the program and support from President Kristina M. Johnson and the Buckeye Paws Advisory Board, in March 2022, Buckeye Paws announced their expansion to provide therapy dog assistance to students, faculty and staff of The Ohio State University.
The dogs of Buckeye Paws are certified through Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD).
Seeds of Caring
Seeds of Caring engages young children—our future leaders—through a variety of service, social action and community-building projects. From racism to homelessness, we don’t shy away from the tough stuff. Instilling kindness and empathy from the earliest age, we help kids see and understand the needs in their community, then develop the social-emotional skills and confidence to make a difference.
Family Mentor Foundation
The Family Mentor Foundation's mission seeks to help meet the nutritional needs of children in our community so they can reach their full potential.
The Buddy Box Program provides food to children facing food insecurity on the weekends, when they do not have access to school provided meals. A Buddy Box is a box filled with kid-friendly, nutritious, nonperishable food items.
Special Olympics Ohio
Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Our mission is to journey into communities of homelessness to bring life-transforming guidance through God's love and relationship building. We meet people where they are, in the streets of Columbus, where we build trust through a consistent and accessible approach.
Columbus Dream Center
We serve students, those experiencing homelessness, and communities. We are committed to making a transformational impact in every area we serve. This happens through building relationships centered around the HOPE of Jesus. HOPE changes lives. Through strategic partnerships and programing, every Dream Center program is a hub of HOPE focused on being a resource of support and community in areas affected by poverty, income disparity and insufficiency of resources. The Dream Center is a volunteer driven organization. Volunteers are empowered to make a difference through sharing resources, building community and encouraging individuals towards their God-given purpose.
Prevention Action Alliance
Prevention Action Alliance leads healthy communities in the prevention of substance misuse and promotion of mental health wellness. PAA organizes the Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network (OYLPN) which is a statewide network of youth-led substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion providers and youth who are committed to the cornerstones of youth-led prevention, positive youth development, peer to peer messaging and youth empowerment.
RESCUEDohio serves dogs in need by assisting partner shelters and providing comprehensive care until a compatible home is found. RESCUEDohio efforts are fueled entirely by volunteers. We share a passion to transform lives through educating our community and providing second chances for every dog who enters our foster-based program.
LandOn A Cure Foundation
Landon was diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic disorder caused by a mutation in the TBCD gene. Landon is the only child living in the United States with his specific mutation and condition. There is no name for such a rare disease, and no viable treatment.
The LandOn A Cure Foundation mission is to raise awareness, deliver the urgent medical interventions and further medical research focused on rare genetic disorders like TBCD. Funded entirely by the LandOn A Cure Foundation, with your help, you can help fund immediate research into TBCD; aiming to provide potential life-saving treatments to Landon and the lives battling rare disease. Urgency of support is of essence.
ROX Ruling Our Experiences
The mission of ROX is to create generations of confident girls who control their own relationships, experiences, decisions and futures. ROX utilizes research and evidence-based programming to simultaneously impact girls, educate and support the adult influencers in girls’ lives and improve the social conditions that have the potential to negatively impact girls.
Our mission is to fight animal cruelty, help animals in need and advocate for their well-being. And we have been doing it since 1883.
Today, we are a team of experts — skilled, caring and innovative people dedicated to our mission. But we can’t do it alone. Columbus Humane is not a government agency, and we do not receive general operating support from national organizations. Rather, we rely on the support of private donors for more than 92% of our funding and remarkable volunteers to make our work possible. Join us. And together, we’ll continue making history.
Mid Ohio Food Collective
Mid-Ohio Food Collective provides more than 170,000 meals each day for hungry people in central and eastern Ohio. MOFC has a network of 680 member agencies that directly distributes the vast majority of the nutritious food the Mid-Ohio Collective handles each year.
The mission of MOFC is to end hunger one nourishing meal at a time while co-creating communities where everyone thrives. The vision is hunger-free and healthier communities.
The Driven Foundation
Driven Foundation is committed to serving and enhancing our community through family and youth focused outreach events, programs, and services.
CATCO's purpose is to harness the transformational power of theatre that engages with our current moment to inspire a community of empathy. CATCO strives to become a nationally recognized, anti-racist contemporary theatre company that anchors a thriving Columbus theatre ecosystem in an empathetic, equitable world.
Annual SFPE Burn Center Golf Outing Supporting The Ohio State Comprehensive Burn Center & The Burn Center at Nationwide Children's
Over the past 33 years, the SFPE Burn Golf Outing has raised nearly $550,000 benefitting The Ohio State Comprehensive Burn Center and The Burn Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital to improve the lives of our burn survivors on a daily basis.
The Ohio State Comprehensive Burn Center
The Ohio State Comprehensive Burn Center is the only adult ABA-verified Burn Center in central Ohio. Being an ABA-verified burn center provides a true mark of distinction for a burn center. Verification is an indicator to government, third-party providers, patients, families and credit organizations, that the center provides high quality patient care to burn patients from time of injury through rehabilitation. The American Burn Association (ABA) offers this program to verify that a burn center is meeting the highest current standards of care for the burn-injured patient. Our team of specialists treats a variety of burns, ranging from minor to severe in an inpatient and outpatient setting.
To support the Annual Burn Center Outing, visit: https://www.sfpecoc.com/burn-center-outing
The Burn Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
The Burn Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care to children with burn injuries and cutaneous conditions. The Burn Center team provides collaborative treatment throughout the patient care continuum to optimize patient outcomes.
Additionally, the dedicated burn nurses deliver an established burn prevention program to school age children throughout the district and the burn program staff offers burn education to the academic and medical community.
To support the Annual Burn Center Outing, visit: https://www.sfpecoc.com/burn-center-outing
Directions for Youth & Families
Directions for Youth & Families impacts over 6,300 youth and their families each year through mental, emotional and behavioral health services. DFYF are a resiliency-oriented, trauma-informed agency working and training with experts and educators. Through counseling, education and support programs we are proud of the impact we have in contributing to a healthy community – one individual, one family at a time.
Wrestle Against Autism
The purpose of the tournament is to support the many families affected by Autism and to raise awareness about the disorder.