The Short North Foundation was created in 2000 to help leverage the efforts of all the Short North organizations by providing time, money and talent. The Foundation fosters partnerships within and among the neighborhood organizations to further enhance the lives of all who live, work, and play in the Short North area of Columbus,Ohio. The Foundation strives to facilitate a collaborative dialog among the various Short North neighborhood and business organizations toward a collective vision for the district.

The Foundation is committed to advancing the creative spirit, diversity, and vitality of these neighborhoods. The Short North Foundation provides a forum for the “combined voice” of the neighborhoods to ensure continued growth and vitality.

The Short North Foundation is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization with neighborhood representation from the following area organizations: The Friends of Goodale Park, Italian Village Society, Italian Village Commission, Victorian Village Society, Victorian Village Commission, Harrison West Society, Short North Alliance, and Short North Special Improvement District (SID).

The Short North Foundation focuses its work around three areas:

  1. Collaboration with area organizations to develop and execute a collective vision for the Short North historic district;
  2. Recognition of significant contributions toward the betterment of the Short North by individuals, organizations and businesses.
  3. Continuation of the efforts to ensure the Short North’s position as The Arts District for the City of Columbus and the region.

How does the Short North Foundation contribute to the neighborhood?

The SNF is helping to build a legacy for the Short North that will extend beyond our lifetime through an endowment fund that serves as perpetual community resource. The organization also selects a special initiative for the advancement of the neighborhood. The projects may range from the building of pocket parks for beautification of the area to a special neighborhood event. The SNF donates time, talent, and money to help achieve specific goals as well as to help leverage the resources of its constituent organizations.

Building A Legacy

The Short North Foundation (formerly The Short North Neighborhood Foundation) exists to advance the creative spirit, diversity, and vitality of the Short North in order to benefit all who live, work, and play in its neighborhood.

Creating Encounters in Urban Art & History

“Creating encounters in urban art and history” is a campaign to raise funds to create “pocket parks” or streetscapes that will include art, greenspace and historical journeys.