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Feb 14, 2020
Clintonville bakery thrives by putting employees with disabilities front-and-center

Glance above the counter at the Clintonville bakery Food for Good Thought, and it’s right there, printed in red. In 2018, the bakery’s customers tipped $653. These above-and-beyond incremental dollars provided more than 70 hours of paid employment to the individuals with disabilities, whose pictures hang on the opposite wall. But those numbers are now […]

Sep 13, 2019
Good Calls: Franklinton Social Enterprise Fortuity Plans to Employ 500

All photos provided by Fortuity If you take the 10 bus line west on Broad Street, not long after you pass COSI and drive into the rapidly changing neighborhood of Franklinton, you’ll pass the construction for the Gravity development project just before landing directly in front of Fortuity. Company co-founders Fred Brothers and Katie Robinson […]

Aug 16, 2019
SocialVentures’ Positioned to Prosper Makes Social Enterprise #EasyToUnderstand

  Photos courtesy Eric Ndenzaho   Tuesday, August 6 marked the fifth annual Positioned to Prosper event, hosted by SocialVentures at Columbus Museum of Art, to celebrate the advancement and achievements of the social enterprise sector in Central Ohio over the past year, and more broadly, over the past five years.   Major sponsors Ernst […]

Mar 11, 2019
Inaugural Philanthropitch Columbus Event Raises over $100K

Philanthropitch Columbus presented by Kiwanis Club of Columbus and co-hosted by SocialVentures brought together members of the nonprofit and corporate communities for an evening of philanthropic celebration. The inaugural Columbus event donated $104,475 in total, which was split amongst seven finalist organizations.  ECDI Equitas Health Furniture Bank of Central Ohio Freedom a la Cart Modcon […]