To say that 2020 was an interesting year would be an understatement. Literally everyone reading this report had the same experience and understands the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on how we work, learn, and interact one with another. None of us would have ever thought we would be called to serve our neighbors through a global pandemic. But, courageous leaders continue serving even during difficult situations. After all, poverty does not wait on a pandemic.
Columbus Works is pleased to share that State of Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has named Columbus Works to the first ResultsOHIO cohort, a pay for performance initiative unique to the State, and innovative in rewarding human service providers for outcomes that result in return for the State and its residents.
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Treasurer Sprague Releases First Round of ResultsOHIO
Five projects deemed “Pay-for-Success Appropriate and Ready”
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced the first five project proposals deemed “Pay-for-Success Appropriate and Ready” through the ResultsOHIO program. The five projects have received ResultsOHIO Feasibility Reports based on the initial round of screening.
“With issues like addiction, infant mortality, and poverty gripping our communities, we must find new ways to combat the most persistent challenges facing our state,” said Treasurer Sprague. “ResultsOHIO gives Ohio an avenue to do things differently – to be bold – and put innovative ideas to the test. Today’s announcement highlights five organizations that have the tools and vision to work under a pay-for-success model, and we wish them the best in their efforts to make their projects a reality.”
The five projects deemed “Pay-for-Success Appropriate and Ready” are:
Upon passage of House Bill 166, the Ohio Treasurer’s office developed a streamlined, uniform review process to score ResultsOHIO applications. Following scoring, projects are deemed as being “Pay-for-Success Appropriate and Ready;” “Pay-for-Success Appropriate, but Not Ready;” “Not Pay-for-Success Appropriate;” or “Ineligible.”
ResultsOHIO is a program within the Treasurer’s office that enables policymakers and innovators to pursue pay-for-success projects aimed at tackling the most pressing social and public health challenges facing Ohio. The program’s infrastructure assesses prospective pay-for-success projects and shepherds their eventual launch and implementation. ResultsOHIO protects taxpayer dollars by focusing on bold, new results-based ideas. Public dollars will be used to reimburse project costs if it is proven to deliver real results at its conclusion.
More information on ResultsOHIO and the first round of feasibility reports can be found at www.results.ohio.gov.
Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $29 billion investment and $11 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.
October 23, 2020
Bank of America Names Columbus Works and City Year Columbus as 2020 Neighborhood Builders®
Program Provides $400,000 in Flexible Funding and Leadership Skills Development Training to Advance Economic Mobility in Columbus
COLUMBUS – City Year Columbus and Columbus Works have been named as the 2020 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders® awardees for Columbus. The nonprofits were selected for their work in the Columbus community to address issues fundamental to economic mobility.
As an awardee, each organization receives a $200,000 grant, a year of leadership training for the executive director and an emerging leader, a network of peer organizations across the U.S., and the opportunity to access capital to expand their impact. Since 2004, Bank of America has invested over $260 million in 50 communities through Neighborhood Builders, partnering with more than 1,300 nonprofits and helping more than 2,600 nonprofit leaders strengthen their leadership skills.
With grateful hearts we announce that the Columbus Foundation has chosen Columbus Works for the 2020 class of Top 5 Non Profits To Watch. Read more and learn about the fantastic work of these 5 organizations, all contributing to our community in remarkable ways.
Columbus Works is thrilled to be the featured non-profit organization in the March 2020 issue of Columbus CEO Magazine. Click here to read more about CW Member Rebecca's success story, and that of so many more of our neighbors.
At Columbus Works we regularly ask, what did we do? Who is better off as a result? Our annual report answers these questions. Give it a read and learn more about the success of Columbus Works Members, the people and organizations funding our work, and the outcomes that lift up our neighbors and their families in tremendous ways!
Our Founder, President and CEO was featured in this week's Columbus Leadership Podcast. Take a listen and learn what drives Columbus Works to serve its neighbors and fight to eliminate poverty in our city.
So much has happened this year, and we are very proud of our Members and their accomplishments. Find out how they're doing, and what we've learned, so far this year, in our 2nd Quarter 2018 Newsletter. Oh, and for our Employer Partners look for information on an upcoming an event planned just for you! tinyurl.com/yc5eqmlv
2017 was a great year for Columbus Works Members. Read more about the relationships built, results, learning contributions, as well as our goals for 2018 in our 2017 Results Report.