Columbus has a population of 879,170 and is Ohio’s state capital. In 2019, the CFE Fund began working with the City of Columbus, currently led by Mayor Andrew Ginther.

Projects in Columbus, OH

Financial Empowerment Center Replication Initiative

Professional, one-on-one, municipally-led, free financial counseling, embedded into government social services.

Financial Navigators

The Financial Navigators initiative helps residents deal with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing remote assistance in navigating critical financial issues and making referrals to other social services and resources.


Intensive, city-specific approach to helping mayors tee up financial empowerment work in their administrations.