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The Dublin Community Foundation Awards Grants From The “Dublin Has Heart” Fund, Thanks To New Corporate Sponsors

May 26, 2020 | News

Due to an outpouring of community and corporate support, The Dublin Community Foundation has granted $38,000 to local nonprofit organizations this Spring, more than triple the amount typically awarded during the same time last year. Recipients of the grants are on the front lines of dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Dublin community. 


Recipients of grants awarded this Spring include the Dublin Food Pantry, Welcome Warehouse, Neighborhood Bridges, Syntero, Good Medicine, and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. All of whom, in one way or another, are supporting Dublin residents and businesses as they navigate these challenging times. 


“With the unprecedented challenges facing us due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can take solace in knowing that Dublin has heart.  Our community is rising to the occasion and we will all get through this together, says Harry Kamdar, President of The Dublin Community Foundation. 


Support for the Dublin Has Heart Fund has come from a mix of individual and corporate donations, allowing The DCF to make an incredible impact in a short period of time. Kamdar goes on to say, “The generosity of the Dublin community has been exemplary…We are so thankful to the numerous individual donors and corporate donors such as IGS, DENSO, PDS Planning, and Hagerty.”


While the impacts of the pandemic continue to be felt throughout the community, and the world, The DCF also understands the importance of planning a way forward into what is the new normal. Under Kamdar’s new leadership, The DCF Board has been re-invigorated and is taking on new projects with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, are collaborating closely with the City of Dublin, and working hand-in-hand with nonprofit organizations who are finding unique ways to serve the community.


As a means to keep up the momentum of The DCF so that they are able to make the maximum impact as Dublin’s philanthropic strategists, the Board is encouraging donations through the Columbus Foundation’s Big Give coming up, June 10-11, 2020.


Says Kamdar, “Through thick or thin, we are One Dublin!  Together, we will prevail over this once in a century pandemic and come out better and stronger because Dublin has heart!”