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Create a world where no grieving person journeys alone.


Help transform pain into purpose for someone in your community.

With more than 350 people walking through Cornerstone of Hope’s doors each week, donations are a crucial part of us being able to continue the many counseling, support, and memorial programs that we offer.

Your gift provides an immediate impact in the lives of local grieving clients and ensures that care is accessible for all. Donations are 100% tax deductible. We appreciate your support!

Community Impact

Since 2003, Cornerstone of Hope has provided counseling, support, education, and memorial programs and services to over 45,000 clients in 21 Ohio counties.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, Cornerstone of Hope relies on the generosity of individuals, corporate sponsors, and grant foundations to fund these needed services. 

We strive for a high level of transparency to our donors, without whom we wouldn’t exist.  Last year approximately 75 percent of donated funds were used for our programs and services, 12 percent to management and administrative expenses, and 13 percent to fundraising. You can learn more about who gives to Cornerstone of Hope and how donated funds are used by visiting our Annual Report & Financials page.


“Cornerstone of Hope gave me my life back.” 

I cannot thank you enough for providing a safe and supportive facility for grievers, and I am forever grateful for each of my support groups. To the founders, I am so sorry for your tragic loss, but thank you for taking something bad and turning it into something so good for so many people. That is what the journey is all about and I hope I find my path to help others the same way some day.

I ask for you to help give hope and be the support for grievers who so desperately need Cornerstone of Hope.  Your donation makes an impact and provides a breakthrough in someone’s grief journey.  You give hope.


Share Your Experience

By sharing your message of hope, you could inspire others to receive the help they need. We use testimonies in a variety of ways; on our website, in social media, and mailings. We like to share client stories with our donors so they know the impact their funding has had on those who use our services. Your experiences are meaningful to our staff, our volunteers, and the thousands of clients we serve each year. We would be grateful for your time and respect your vulnerability in sharing your grief journey. Click on the button below to get started! 

Amy’s Story

When my husband passed away, I immediately found the need to find someplace to help me get through it. Cornerstone was just that place.

Saundra & Angela’s Story

I knew that I wanted to give whatever I could to the place that helped give me hope again, just like my sister, Camie, with the kind heart would have done. God allowed everything to come full circle.

Kyle Kiffer’s Story

I went through one year in a very deep spiritual valley. However, one Sunday morning, I woke up while in College and realized that something was missing. Something was different in my heart.


Ways to Give


Building Hope

Cornerstone of Hope has embarked on the Building Hope Capital Campaign to expand our campus by 12,000 square feet. An adjacent building will be demolished and in its place a new one will be constructed, linked to our main campus facility by a pedestrian walkway. The new space will enable us to offer the specialized programs and services needed for grieving clients. Your gift to the Building Hope Capital Campaign will make an enduring impact on the community.


Sustaining Hope

Monthly giving is the easiest, most effective way to make an impact toward Cornerstone of Hope’s vision of Creating a World Where No Grieving Person Journeys Alone. By becoming a recurring monthly donor, you join a special group of individuals who are united by a common mission to provide support, education, and hope to the grieving. Your contributions provide a consistent source of funding, enabling us to provide compassionate care to individuals who are grieving.


Legacy of Hope

Planned giving through Cornerstone of Hope helps secure the long-term future of the organization and ensures lasting support for the grieving individuals and families we serve. Gifts of life insurance, retirement plan assets, real estate, and forms of charitable trusts can offer you and your loved ones tax or other financial benefits while also benefiting Cornerstone of Hope for years to come. By making a gift to Cornerstone of Hope through your will, trust, or other legacy plan, you can help us to provide enduring support for grieving children, teens, and adults.


Provider of Hope

Give the gift of HOPE and proudly display a Provider of Hope plaque in your workplace. For just $250 per year, you can become an Annual Provider of Hope and show your support for grieving children, teens, and adults. Let your customers and your employees know that there is help available should they be grieving the loss of a loved one. Join so many other companies in Central Ohio who are supporting Cornerstone of Hope.

Other Ways to Give

Naming Rights

You can create a special space or feature within Cornerstone of Hope’s beautiful campus, and your gift also shows your support for the thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults who walk through our doors each year. Our campus is more than just a place for counseling; many bereaved individuals consider Cornerstone as a home for their grief. Cornerstone of Hope is a place where grievers can safely express their emotions and memorialize the life of their loved one. Every unique feature within our campus is designed to bring comfort to the many grievers who we are privileged to serve.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts double your impact for the grieving clients at Cornerstone of Hope. If your employer provides a matching gift program, your contributions to Cornerstone of Hope can be matched in accordance with the program guidelines. Please contact your employer for paperwork to initiate participation in the matching gift program.

Donor Advised Funds

With a donor advised fund, your donations to Cornerstone of Hope will have significant tax benefits. Speak with your financial advisor to learn more about donor advised funds.