• Call for sessions

    The Philanthropy Forward ’19 Call for Sessions is now open! What are the critical conversations that need to happen within the sector in order to see progress? What have you learned that you want to share? Submit a session proposal by March 1 for Philanthropy Forward ’19, September 25 – 27 at The Westin in downtown Cincinnati. Registration opens mid-June.

  • Authentic leadership in philanthropy

    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 February 15 to reserve your seat

  • Register now for Foundations on the Hill 2019

    Philanthropy Ohio staff will lead a delegation of Ohio funders on Capitol Hill visits March 12 – 13, highlighting philanthropy’s investments and advocating for policies critical to the state and sector. Contact Claudia Herrold for more information or with questions about how you can add and amplify your voice in March in Washington, D.C.


    As a result of our year-long strategic planning process, Philanthropy Ohio’s Board of Trustees has adopted new vision and mission statements and renewed its commitment to increase diversity, equity and inclusion both in our organization and Ohio’s philanthropic sector. 


    We just launched a new online portal to assist in the Philanthropy Ohio membership renewal process for 2019. New this year, you may update your organization’s contacts, generate an invoice and pay online. Visit the Membership Renewal dropdown item on the Members tab to log in to get started.


    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.

Member Spotlight

Defiance Area Foundation celebrates 40 years

Our member, Defiance Area Foundation, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. In celebration, it will grant $1,000 each to 40 nonprofit Defiance County organizations nominated by the community throughout the year. The Defiance Area Foundation provides a vehicle to serve the philanthropic goals and heritage of Defiance County donors through community collaboration, impactful grantmaking and financial stewardship.

H. Eugene Smart and a group of community leaders chartered the Defiance Area Foundation in 1979 with $22,000 as the beginning endowment. From this inception, the foundation has funded capital projects and programs enhancing the quality of life for Defiance County citizens.

Read the News

Friday, February 15, 2019
Ohio Philanthropy News - February 15, 2019

Mathile honored with leadership award. 
Squidsoup artists will transform Detroit Superior Bridge for 50th anniversary of Cuyahoga fire, funded by the Cleveland Foundation.

Friday, February 8, 2019
Ohio Philanthropy News - February 8, 2019

Dominion Energy makes contribution to food bank.
Muskingum County Community Foundation’s 23rd annual Groundhog Day celebration funds the Spring grant competition.

Attend an Event

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Peak Grantmaking covers the most common values for foundations and how they are put into practice

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Discuss best practices and current research with colleagues who invest in Appalachian Ohio

Thursday, February 28, 2019

We are at capacity for this program.