• Philanthropy Ohio launches new Racial Equity Capacity Assessment

    Registration is now open for funders to sign up to participate in a new Racial Equity Capacity Assessment. The assessment is complimentary for members and will collect information on your internal racial equity practices, policies and culture as well as external practices related to grantmaking, convening and nonprofit partners. You’ll gain valuable insight, benchmark your organization against your peers and have the opportunity to participate in a Racial Equity Peer Learning Cohort. The deadline to register for the assessment is Friday, April 23.

  • How ohio foundations give

    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.

  • spring newsletter issued

    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.

  • It’s time to renew your membership for 2021

    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!

Member Spotlight

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio launches Cause Connector to support projects today and for future generations

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has launched Cause Connector – a new tool to connect people to the causes and communities close to their hearts. Half of each gift supports a specific project in Appalachian Ohio, while the other half is invested in the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund, an endowment designed to grow long-lasting and sustainable resources that can support similar projects in the future.

In this way, Cause Connector ensures that gifts make a difference right away and continue to make a difference for generations to come. The website shares over 100 projects and the impact they’ll have on the community – from weekend meals for students, to environmental stewardship of green spaces, to suicide prevention training, to community arts performances and much more. Learn more at causeconnector.org.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Building Trust and Safety is a 3-week intensive virtual course to help you learn how to use leadership tools that build equitable and inclusive environments

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The April Health Initiative meeting will provide an update on the state’s $160 billion all-funds budget as it relates to investments in public health and wellness and other state health policies

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Hear about innovative approaches to corporate giving during the COVID-19 pandemic