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Funders & Partners


Agency-Wide Funding

Our agency receives support from various funders and partners across Ohio and the larger New American community. As an organization dedicated to serving the refugee and immigrant population, we are grateful for the opportunity to work with supportive groups, organizations, and corporations.

Thanks to their support, we can continue providing valuable resources to at-risk populations. Our entire agency is an affiliate of the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS), a Jewish organization dedicated to finding refugees safety and freedom. We align our values with their mission to rescue vulnerable populations from danger and provide them protection.

All three offices are also funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), an office that focuses on providing opportunities for New Americans so they can successfully integrate in the United States. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) also funds all three offices in Franklin, Cuyahoga, and Lucas County. Additionally, our organization receives funding from Ohio State Refugee Services for our comprehensive integration services. We are eternally grateful to HIAS, ORR, ODJFS, and State Refugee Services for their continuous support! 


Columbus Funders and Partners

The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio

The Women’s Fund is an organization that advocates for gender equality and opportunity. Located in central Ohio, The Women’s Fund provides research, grants, and support to organizations that offer opportunities for women empowerment.

United Way of Columbus

United Way is a network of over 80 local partners that are dedicated to combating poverty through opportunity investment. They focuse on four critical areas: basic needs, good jobs, strong neighborhoods, and student success.

Ohio State University (OSU)

One of the largest employers in the state of Ohio, OSU supports the community through economic development, student investment, and educational resources. It is a large public university dedicated to providing opportunities through research and funding.

The Columbus Foundation

Founded by a group of passionate citizens in 1943, The Columbus Foundation assists donors and others in strengthening and improving our community for the benefit of all its residents, and promises “to help you help others through the most effective philanthropy possible.”


Cleveland Partners

Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP)

NFP is a Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that focuses on providing high-quality primary care in a medical home setting. Their mission is to “partner with the community for everyone’s health by providing health care services regardless of ability to pay; treating patients with compassion, dignity and respect; protecting confidentiality; and offering culturally sensitive services and community outreach.”

John Carroll University (JCU)

JCU is a private coeducational Jesuit University located in University Heights, Ohio. Their mission combines faith and culture, representing the commitment of the church. They support the community through various projects and partnerships.

Community Furniture Bank (TRS)

TRS was founded in 2003 to help previously homeless individuals and families to transition from homelessness to independent living by providing furniture and household goods.

Friends Church – ‘Betty’s Boutique’

Betty’s Boutique is a “friendly, confidential store where individuals can come to ‘shop’ for free.” The store consists of gently used/new clothes, toys, toiletries, and housewares. 

Toledo Partners


Welcome-TLC is a collaboration of community partners housed in the Board of Lucas County Commissioners in partnership with Toledo LISC. This initiative works to build an inclusive community for people of diverse cultures. They have routinely supported the refugee and immigrant communities of Toledo.

Bowling Green State University (BGSU)

BGSU is a large public university located in Bowling Green, Ohio. BGSU maintains a strong commitment to the Toledo community and surrounding areas through financial support for projects and educational opportunities.

Epworth Furniture Ministry

Epworth participates in and organizes missionary projects in Toledo, Ohio. It was created to provide quality used furniture and basic household items to families in need.

Huntington Bank

While Huntington Bank is one of the largest banks in the United States, it maintains a strong commitment to community organizations and partnerships. They focus primarily on community development and investment through affordable housing.

Lucas County Health Department

The Lucas County Health Department is committed to leadership within the public health sector. They promote and protect the health of all people where they live, learn, work, and play. LCHD believes everyone deserves to live in a healthy community.

Toledo Community Foundation

Toledo Community Foundation is the community foundation serving the Toledo region, including northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan with a particular emphasis on the greater Toledo area. Since 1973, Toledo Community Foundation has worked with individuals, families and businesses, assisting them in making effective choices that match their philanthropic interests and needs while creating a better community for generations to come.


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