For Educators

Community Access Program

COSI CAP is a financial assistance program that provides exhibit admission subsidies made available by corporate and individual donors for underserved school children and disadvantaged families in Central Ohio.


Who may receive COSI CAP subsidies?

COSI CAP supplies subsidized exhibit admission for student groups from schools providing free and reduced lunches through the Federal Free School Lunch Program. Families with children may also receive COSI CAP subsidized exhibit admission through partnerships with local community agencies. In addition, the program provides for free and reduced admission days at COSI.

How do I apply for COSI CAP?

Organizations serving MRDD adults and children automatically qualify for the maximum COSI CAP subsidy discount off the group exhibit only admission rate. Please call 614-228-2674 ext. 0 for details.

All other organizations must apply for COSI CAP subsidies. These subsidies are determined by a school's percentage of students participating in the Federal Free School Lunch Program or a community service agency's percentage of clients at or below the poverty level.

A COSI CAP information sheet including application requirements is available upon request via fax or email.
The application can be downloaded here.

Who supports COSI CAP?

Borden Inc., Mount Carmel Health Systems, NetJets, and the Ingram-White Caste Foundation are the primary contributors to COSI CAP. Additional contributions are received from other corporations, foundations, and individuals.

How can I support COSI CAP?

Participants are encouraged to share their experiences with COSI CAP, so COSI may keep our generous donors informed about the success of their community commitment. Your comments will also help COSI seek additional funding for ongoing program costs and future support of disadvantaged families in Central Ohio. Feedback should be mailed to COSI, attn: Development, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

If you wish to support COSI CAP either personally or through a foundation or corporate gift, use COSI's Online Donation Form, contact COSI at 614.228.2674, or email the Call Center.