The Big Give

Today is the Big Give!

For 24 hours, beginning Tuesday May 12, at 10:00 a.m., the Columbus Foundation will increase your online donation of $20 or more made to the Ohio Environmental Council!

A bigger gift means a greater impact for Ohio's environment! Show the OEC some love and help us keep Ohio beautiful for generations to come.

It's never been easier to help the OEC secure healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home!

How It Works

Beginning at 10 a.m. on May 12, visit columbusfoundation.org.

Step 1: Search for Ohio Environmental Council.

Step 2: Click the Give Now button.100% of your donation will go to the OEC. The Columbus Foundation is generously covering credit card transaction fees to make your dollar go even further!

Step 3: Enter your credit card information to complete your donation of $20 or more. There is no maximum amount.

The Big Give ends at 10 a.m. on May 13. Please make a gift during this 24 hour period - this is a rare opportunity to make your dollar go even further!

Tell your friends and family to support the environment during the Big Give

Sample tweet: I just gave to  for  & I hope you will too!  will increase your donation to make your gift go further!

Sample Facebook post: Today, thousands of people are joining together for a community-wide day of charity. For the next 24 hours the Columbus Foundation will increase your donation to any central Ohio nonprofit. I'm donating to the Ohio Environmental Council and I hope you do, too! Ohio's environment is in trouble and this is a really easy way to get involved and support the groups who are working to protect our health and beautiful state! Please click on the the Big Give Banner at http://columbusfoundation.org/ and search for the Ohio Environmental Council to complete your donation. (TAG YOUR FRIENDS)

Change your profile picture: Right click the image below to save to your computer and upload as your Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest profile picture.

Send an email: Copy and paste the sample email below.

Subject: Donate to the Ohio Environmental Council today and your gift will be increased.

Dear Friends,

Today is the Big Give, one of Ohio's largest days of charitable giving. Until tomorrow, May 13, at 10 am, the Columbus Foundation is increasing all donations made to central-Ohio based charities. To show my love for Ohio's outdoor beauty and natural spaces, I'm donating to the Ohio Environmental Council, and I hope you'll join me.

The OEC is Ohio's leading environmental advocacy organization and has been around since 1969. They've been awarded a four-star charity navigator rating for the past 9 years, putting them in the top 1% of charities nationwide for fiscal responsibility.

A donation to the OEC buys real wins for the environment and the health of Ohio's communities. Please donate to the OEC today by taking these three simple steps:

Step 1: Visit http://columbusfoundation.org/ and click on the Big Give banner.

Step 2: Search for Ohio Environmental Council. Click the Give Now button. 100% of your donation will go to the OEC. The Columbus Foundation is generously covering credit card transaction fees to make your dollar go even further!

Step 3: Enter your credit card information to complete your donation of $20 or more. There is no maximum amount.I hope you'll join me in supporting this great organization and protecting Ohio's environment!

I hope you'll join me in supporting this great organization and protecting Ohio's environment!