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The Starfish Retention Fund was created with the assistance of The Columbus Foundation to serve Franklin County property owners accepted into the STAR Program.

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Starfish Retention Fund

Why Starfish?

The fund gets its name from the parable about a child who sees countless starfish washed up on a beach and begins tossing them back into the ocean one by one. With so many starfish stranded along such a large beach, the effort won't make a bit of difference, a passerby tells her.

The child picks up another starfish and tosses it into the water. "It sure made a difference to that one," she replies.

Recent Events

Click the images to view our most recent Gala event (January 13, 2023). Special thanks to COSI, our partners and community members who made this event memorable.



Donations to the Starfish Retention Fund are tax-deductible.

You can donate online through the Starfish Retention Fund page at The Columbus Foundation website. You also can mail your donation to:

The Columbus Foundation
Attention: Steven Moore
1234 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205