On July 1, Allen Proctor handed over the reins to the organization he created to help support the social enterprise community in Central Ohio.  SocialVentures was known as the Center for Social Enterprise Development...
Applications open Tuesday, June 29 for four small business grant programs that will support operations that experienced significant loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ohio Development Services Agency will administer the grants that...
Philanthropitch Columbus may have looked a little different this year, taking on a virtual format for its third annual event. But that didn't stop the local community from showing their support for six area non-profits by generating...
SocialVentures Founder & CEO Allen Proctor will retire on July 1, 2021. Proctor will move into the role of Founder & CEO Emeritus as Vicki Bowen Hewes takes the helm as the new CEO of the organization....
Isabella Bonello, baker and owner of Three Bites Bakery, is in the process of outfitting a space to give her business a storefront. Bonello has been raising money via a GoFundMe for a few...
Twelve semi-finalists have been announced for social fast pitch competition Philanthropitch, with seven nonprofit finalists to take the stage in a virtual event. In its third year in Columbus, Philanthropitch provides nonprofits with...
Editor's Note 5/20/2021: Applications for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund will be accepted until Monday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET Editor's Note 4/27/2021: The SBA has released additional guidance and timelines for the Restaurant...
While many small business owners might feel otherwise, a recent national study from WalletHub found that Ohio has the 8th most pandemic-proof small businesses. The study compares states across three key dimensions:

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