The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) helps students in need by soliciting financial support from corporate donors that believe strongly in higher education. Our approach is personal and life changing— connecting students with donors and empowering donors to design scholarships that have a direct impact on students, their local community and their future employees. Because investments stay In Ohio, OFIC can efficiently and aggressively work to empower Ohio independent universities to have a local impact and increase the number of college-educated workers in Ohio.
OFIC was founded in 1950 to conduct annual solicitations of companies and foundations to benefit private colleges in Ohio. OFIC today has 33 member institutions and 90,000+ students. Solicitation is conducted annually with the help of hundreds of corporate and collegiate volunteers calling on companies and foundations headquartered or doing business in Ohio. OFIC raises both unrestricted and restricted gifts including scholarships and endowments. Unrestricted gifts are largely used for student financial aid.