Learn the early impact of COVID-19 on Ohio nonprofit operations. The data were collected in a survey fielded April 9 – 20, 2020, sponsored by the Attorney General’s Office and Philanthropy Ohio and administered by the John Glenn School of Public Affairs.


    Due to the current pandemic, all Philanthropy Ohio programs scheduled before April 3 have been changed to virtual convenings or rescheduled. Please check our events page for the latest info on program status. Our staff is also telecommuting at this time and can be contacted via email or telephone. To learn how philanthropy can respond to the COVID-19 crisis, how members are taking action and to view resources, please visit our COVID-19 resources web page, which we are updating daily.


    Philanthropy is playing crucial roles supporting communities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to build across the state. Philanthropy Ohio is hosting a series of calls with local experts, policymakers and other community leaders to share ways that funders are identifying and meeting the unmet needs in their communities and discuss best practices in immediate response and long-term recovery. Join upcoming calls on Thursday, May 28 and Monday, June 8.


    This quarter’s Education and Health Initiative meetings are virtual with a focus on the impact of COVID-19; all members are welcome to attend. The May 12 Health Initiative meeting topics of discussion include a recent study on the effects of peer isolation and mental health and addiction as well as the Finish Line Project that seeks to reduce the number of uninsured children. The April 22 Education Initiative meeting dove into how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting early learning, K-12 and post-secondary education and how philanthropy is responding.


    The Philanthropy Review Spring 2020 issue is now out! This edition features the latest foundation and individual giving numbers from Ohio Gives, spotlights how The Dayton Foundation has responded to several community crises, welcomes our new director of programs and learning and much more!

  • save the date

    The premier learning and networking event for Ohio philanthropy is the Philanthropy Forward ’20 conference September 23 – 25 in Cleveland. Mark your calendars now for your annual opportunity to convene with your colleagues and dive deep into critical topics. Read what attendees said about last year’s conference. Registration will open in July and the early bird member rate is $600 and $900 for non-members.

  • renew your membership online

    It’s time to renew your Philanthropy Ohio membership for 2020 before it expires in January. You can update your organization’s contacts, generate an invoice and pay online. Visit the Membership Renewal dropdown item on the Members tab to log in and get started.

Member Spotlight

Members funding the coronavirus crisis

Philanthropy Ohio members are stepping up to address the cascading effects of COVID-19 in their communities. Funders have activated rapid response emergency funds, collaborated to pool fundraising dollars, created small business loan funds and more. Here are a few examples:

Healthy Lakewood Foundation will focus its 2020 grantmaking on community needs stemming from COVID-19, including $50,000 awarded to the Lakewood Community Services Center to support increased food distribution and $25,000 awarded to the Department of Human Services, City of Lakewood, for resident emergency needs.

Read Honda's pledge to communities and customers in response to COVID-19.

KeyBank Foundation is shifting all its resources to respond to community needs. KeyBank announced an initial commitment of $1 million across Key’s footprint and matched employee gifts.

Read more about how Ohio funders are supporting COVID-19 efforts. To add your organization’s efforts to the list, send an email to Jessica Howard.


Read the News

Friday, May 29, 2020
Ohio Philanthropy News - May 29, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine announced a partnership with the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers and Nationwide Foundation to distribute thousands of Community Wellness Kits.

Attend an Event

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Connect with scholarship management peers to discuss how your scholarship program is evolving in light of COVID-19.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Connect with finance peers and gain practical knowledge to advance your work.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

How Ohio schools are preparing to reopen after closure due the COVID-19 pandemic