• Call for sessions

    Now is your chance to submit a session proposal for Philanthropy Forward ’20 in Cleveland this September. Members can find the Call for Sessions Instructions and Call for Sessions Application Form on the Philanthropy Forward ’20 webpage. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, February 21.


    Join a cohort of a dozen peers on a five-session learning journey where you’ll discover your unique individual leadership potential. Not your typical leadership series, this program is designed specifically for emerging leaders in philanthropic organizations. Space is limited, so register by Feb. 7 to reserve your seat.

  • 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.


    The Philanthropy Review Winter 2019 edition is available now online to download and read. This edition remembers Steve Minter, celebrates the 2019 philanthropy awardees, introduces three board members, reflects on the Putting Racism on the Table series and Philanthropy Forward ’19 and much more!

  • Foundation Salary Report

    The 2019 Foundation Salary Report is now out and available for members to download. It’s our most-requested resource and features salaries of Ohio foundation CEOs, program officers and administrative assistants for Ohio, the Midwest and the U.S. by type of foundation. Philanthropy Ohio collected data on salary and benefits at member organizations in mid-2019 in association with the Council on Foundations.


    Beginning in December 2019, Philanthropy Ohio rolled out new exclusive discounts for members. Philanthropy Ohio members have access to savings on entertainment, travel, movie tickets, theme parks, sporting events, hotel stays, rental cars and much more.

Member Spotlight

Knox County Foundation celebrates 75 years of giving

Our member Knox County Foundation celebrated its 75th anniversary in December. The foundation began with 20 donors, $130,000 in assets and eight funds. Today, the trust holds assets of more than $80 million in 460 funds and awards more than $4 million in grants countywide, including more than $1 million in scholarships. The trust expanded its focus to include all of Knox County in the 1970s and 1980s and on Jan. 1, 2019, the organization rebranded to become the Knox County Foundation.

Sam Barone was hired 18 years ago to be the first executive director of the foundation and will retire in June. “We observed our anniversary this year by making the largest single grant in the foundation's 75-year history: a $300,000 gift to the YMCA renovation effort in honor of our founder, Beatty B. Williams, who spearheaded the effort to construct that facility in 1965 and who had a lifelong commitment to the international YMCA movement,” said Barone.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Trends in Philanthropy

A key component in developing Philanthropy Ohio’s strategic framework was to learn about national trends in the philanthropic sector. I interviewed seven regional and national thought-leaders and reviewed numerous reports and studies. I’ve now brought this learning forward with updated information on high-level trends which grantmakers need to pay attention to.

Attend an Event

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The ins and outs of what you need to know to stay compliant with the PPA

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Regain control over your time and learn tools to maximize your effort!

Friday, February 07, 2020

Engage in a conversation with criminal justice advocates