Philanthropy Ohio is a statewide association that provides the network, tools and knowledge to help people engaged in philanthropy become more effective, powerful change agents in their communities.

  • Save the date

    Philanthropy Forward ’18, this year’s conference and annual gathering of philanthropy, will take place October 22 – 24 in downtown Columbus. Save the date, as registration opens in July. And stay tuned as we announce our plenary speakers and session information.


    In our spring 2018 edition, read about three members who are making bold moves in their work: The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and Peg’s Foundation. Plus, read how members are incorporating race and gender-responsive philanthropy into their giving.

  • Official DAF Comments

    Read Philanthropy Ohio’s position on use of donor advised funds (DAFs) on behalf of our 48 community foundation members.

  • Representing Philanthropy's interests

    Philanthropy Ohio is the recognized advocate and convener trusted to represent Ohio philanthropy in the state and the nation. We bring members together with key policymakers, whether we’re meeting in Washington about federal tax policy or working with members on state education and health reform.


    Explore key elements of institutional racism and the role philanthropy can play in addressing racial inequity. We’re bringing this series of thoughtful speakers and rich discussion to our members in Cleveland and Cincinnati.


    Ohio Gives, Philanthropy Ohio’s annual giving report, details how individuals, foundations and more give and what causes they support. The latest data indicates that total Ohio giving rose modestly in 2015, up just 1% from the year before, with a drop in individual giving offset by an increase in foundation giving.

  • 2018 Webinars for Corporate Funders

    Tune into our upcoming webinars designed to help corporate funders align their company mission with philanthropic action. We’re offering this series in partnership with our colleagues in Indiana, Michigan and Illinois.

Member Spotlight

Welcome new member Three Arches Foundation 

Our newest member is Three Arches Foundation, which invests in advancing the health and well-being of the citizens of Lakewood and surrounding communities. Lakewood Hospital Foundation began more than 60 years ago with a mission to exclusively support the former Lakewood Hospital. Today, the foundation continues as Three Arches Foundation, investing in organizations that provide services and programs focused on two priority areas – Access to Care and Behavioral Health. Click here to read more about Three Arches Foundation.

Read the News

Friday, April 20, 2018
Ohio Philanthropy News - April 20, 2018

Three Westlake teachers picked as Fund for Teachers fellows
Since 2001, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation’s Fund for Teachers has invested nearly $30 million in nearly 8,000 teachers.

Friday, April 13, 2018
Ohio Philanthropy News - April 13, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awards $345,000 in first quarter
"There's been incredible momentum toward our goal of ending chronic homelessness, and we are looking forward to continuing this journey and sustaining these results long-term," said Susanna Krey, president of The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.

Attend an Event

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Experience a two-day long process that helps to provide talking points, historical factors and an organizational definition of racism.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Phase I Racial Equity Workshop is a two-day long process – that helps to provide talking points, historical factors and an organizational definition of racism.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Hear from community foundations that have used their grantmaking and leadership muscle to take a regional approach to their work.