• Authentic Leadership 2022 Registration is Open

    Prioritize your professional development in 2022 by signing up for the Authentic Leadership in Philanthropy series – a hybrid, 7-session leadership program with a cohort of your peers. Learn how to be conscious and intentional about leading and build upon your unique strengths as a leader in the philanthropic sector. 


    The Philanthropy Review Fall 2021 issue is now out! This edition features Philanthropy Ohio’s new 3-year Strategy Framework; how funders are using American Rescue Plan Act funding in their communities; spotlights on four new board members; and how to implement diversity, equity and inclusion in your investment portfolio.


    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.

Member Spotlight

Van Wert County Foundation is redeveloping downtown Van Wert

Through a new initiative, named Van Wert Forward, the Van Wert County Foundation is preserving and restoring its historic downtown. Van Wert Forward will infuse energy into the community, spur revitalization and investment, create new multi-use spaces and positively impact the quality of life for generations to come. 

To make the vision a reality, the foundation is collaborating with Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation, Main Street Van Wert and Pago USA. The project includes approximately 50 properties owned by the foundation, which will be restored and re-imagined as mixed-use properties with potential uses including retail, residential and dining. The $80-to-$90-million project will be done in four or five phases and will take 12 to 18 months before a building is ready to be occupied.

To learn more, visit www.vanwertforward.org.

Read the News

Monday, November 15, 2021
Celebrating philanthropy on National Philanthropy Day

In honor of National Philanthropy Day, today we are congratulating the 2021 Philanthropy Ohio Award winners as well as our members who were recognized by Association of Fundraising Professionals chapters throughout the state.

Friday, November 5, 2021
Ohio Philanthropy News - November 5, 2021

The Community Foundation of Lorain County recently announced a unique partnership with Paradigm Institutional Investments, an African American-owned institutional investment consulting firm.

Attend an Event

Thursday, December 09, 2021
At the December meeting, learn about the changing education policy landscape and efforts to support students through increased literacy and social-emotional learning.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Connect with your peer foundation colleagues in this collaborative space designed for sharing and learning.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Explore the newest “Beat the Stigma Campaign” from the Ohio Opioid Alliance and learn about the Ohio Department of Health’s plans for health improvement zones. Additionally, hear the latest health policy update from Byers, Minton and Associates at the December meeting.