SunDown Foundation

A non-profit foundation supporting programs and organizations furthering the mission of helping entrepreneurs be all they can be

The SunDown Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps programs and organizations that support entrepreneurs find the funding and resources they need to be able to execute their mission.  We have helped a number of organizations deliver industry leading programs that have brought significant value to the entrepreneurs taking their ideas to the next step.

Current Campaigns

  1. The SunDown RunDown business pitch events are hosted all over Ohio. We have chapters in Columbus, New Albany, Mansfield, Akron, Youngstown, and Canton. Each chapter operates independently and relies on a volunteer chapter coordinator to keep things running. These events do take a bit of capital to run and any amount to help offset the cost would be greatly appreciated.

    By Paul

  2. The SunDown Education program supports our ability to deliver quality workshops and educational opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to take the next step in Ohio. We do this through our Lunch & Launch workshop series where we bring in experts to talk about specific hot-button issues for entrepreneurs. Our Business Building Series are college level courses that are taught in a continuing education format that gives entrepreneurs the building blocks to startup and run a small business. Your donation will go to directly support these valuable programs for entrepreneurs.

    By Paul

Past Campaigns

  1. Successful
    On March 20th, 2020 the Columbus Idea Foundry laid off its entire staff - from the CEO all the way to the front desk staff, that's 11 staff members. They have been given zero severance and will only be receiving their normal last paycheck. The purpose of this support fund is to provide emergency relief while the staff search for new jobs. Emergency relief relates to helping to pay rent / mortgages, medical bills, essential utility bills (water, gas, electric), and groceries. 99% of all funds donated will go to supporting impacted Idea Foundry Staff (1% is the payment processing fees that we have to absorb)
    • 100.00% Funded
    • $3,700.00 Pledged
    • Campaign has ended

    By Paul

  2. Successful
    We have a small shortfall in our budget to gain State of Ohio accreditation for our Business Building Course Series. This accreditation is an important milestone that will allow participants in our seven course series program to gain a recognized certificate. Our program specifically targets adults who are wanting to take their idea and start a business.
    • 102.50% Funded
    • $1,025.00 Pledged
    • Campaign has ended

    By Paul

  3. Successful
    The Lumos Accelerator program is located in Columbus, OH and has a mission to provide financial support, mentorship, and a structured curriculum to help take startups from idea to launch. SunDown Foundation is the fiduciary agent for the Lumos Accelerator and we are raising funds to help meet the requirements of matching grant programs and to help with the running of the program.
    • 100.01% Funded
    • $15,001.00 Pledged
    • Campaign has ended

    By Paul