Support the Art + Soul of Columbus

You can help lift up the Short North Arts District during these challenging times.

Prior to COVID-19, the Short North Arts District was one of the most vibrant spots in the City of Columbus, thanks to its 350+ businesses who employed 10,000+ workers, and most of which were locally owned and operated; its 40+ acclaimed public art projects; and its creative community events and programming. But after this past year, all of that is at stake.

But you can make a difference. By contributing to the Short North Alliance, you are supporting:

  • Programs and promotions that put dollars directly back into the hands of local businesses, and will help attract visitors in the future – including the recently completed Short North Arts District Local Business Gift Card Give Back that generated over $190,000 for local businesses
  • Clean and safety programs and advocacy efforts that benefit local businesses – including sourcing Personal Protective Equipment, leading safety programs, and coordinating informational support during COVID-19
  • New public art projects throughout the Short North Arts District, which employ local artists and contribute to the vibrancy of our neighborhood – including such new summer projects as the Wall Alley PortalOne World Mural Series, and Summer Spray
  • Creative events, which bring our community together and attract business for the District’s independently-owned art galleries, retailers, restaurants, cafes, and more – including Gallery Hop, HighBall Halloween, Holiday Hop, and more

To donate to the Short North Alliance, fill out the secure form below.


The Short North Alliance’s online giving forms are made possible with support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council BOOST Grant.


CARES Act Charitable Giving Update

New Deduction Available: The CARES Act provision that allowed individual taxpayers who take the standard deduction to deduct charitable contributions up to $300 continues in 2021. This means you can reduce your taxable income by up to $300 (or up to $600 for married couples) and support the SNA at the same time.

New Charitable Deduction Limits: Individuals and corporations that itemize can deduct much greater amounts of their contributions. Individuals can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 AGI (up from 60% previously). Corporations may deduct up to 25% of taxable income, up from the previous limit of 10%. The new deduction is for gifts that go to a public charity, such as Short North Alliance.

*This information is for educational purposes only and we encourage you to consult your professional advisor for your own situation.

About The Short North Alliance

The Short North Alliance (SNA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves both the property owners and business owners of the Short North Arts District, with the mission to nurture the Short North Arts District as a vibrant, creative, and inclusive community and leading arts destination. Learn more about what’s happening in the Short North Arts District here, and more about the Short North Alliance here.