Our monthly enewsletter brings members the most current developments in education policy in the state and nation.
Philanthropy Ohio is embarking on a new pilot project to help its funder members and their grantees have a bigger impact in the community. Nonprofit professionals are invited to participate in the Nonprofit Summer Learning Series that explores topics of resource development, governance and organizational development. Admission to all six sessions is $150 per person, and Philanthropy Ohio members can enroll five grantee attendees at a discounted rate of $500. There is no limit to the number of grantees members can invite to attend and the registration deadline is Friday, June 25.
Ohio Gives, Philanthropy Ohio’s annual giving report, details how foundations give as well as the makeup of the Ohio funder community. The latest data indicate that total Ohio foundation giving rose nearly 7% as foundations are growing in strength, number and vitality.
The Philanthropy Review Spring 2021 issue is now out! This edition features an update on the Cleveland Black Futures Fund from Cleveland Foundation’s Courtenay Barton; announces a new racial equity assessment for members; and welcomes several new women leaders to their jobs in philanthropy.
The Philanthropy Forward ’21 conference is going virtual! Save the dates October 11 – 15 for this year’s virtual convening.
Following the death of George Floyd, Philanthropy Ohio members have issued statements condemning the acts of violence against the black community and renewing philanthropy’s commitment to racial equity and justice. President & CEO Deborah Aubert Thomas also wrote a statement on our blog on advancing racial equity. To read these statements as well as personal and professional resources, please visit philanthropyohio.org/diversity.
You stepped up this year, and we stepped up to support all that you did. Next year will be a year of continued recovery and response, which will require more connection, learning and courageous philanthropy and we will be here to assist: but only if you renew your membership before it expires in January. We thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you back for another year!
Springfield Foundation hits record $100 million in assets
Philanthropy Ohio member, Springfield Foundation, has hit a record high in assets – $100 million – for the first time in its 73 years. Since the foundation’s creation, it has set up 400 endowments and has distributed over $65 million to the community in grants and scholarships, with approximately $600,000 distributed to students through scholarship funds annually.
“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity and dedication of our donors, board members, staff and community partners for helping us achieve this goal. We send our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of them for supporting the Springfield Foundation and all the important causes we’ve supported over the years,” said Ted Vander Roest, Springfield Foundation executive director.
To learn more and meet all the members, view the Philanthropy Ohio Membership Directory.
Our monthly enewsletter updates members about Ohio and U.S. health policy developments.
Access to justice, and access to a lawyer in particular, is universally good for our communities. Many funders in Ohio see the value in civil legal services as well. In fact, 43 Philanthropy Ohio members gave to legal aid in 2020, a remarkable show of support.