Philanthropy Ohio

Empowering Change
  • join us on capitol hill

    Foundations on the Hill is a three-day event that brings foundation leaders to Washington D.C. for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy. Philanthropy Ohio has scheduled meetings with your Congressional representatives on Capitol Hill to personally discuss tax reform and your foundation work.

  • 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. Just a few slots still available and registration has been extended to January 31, so register today.

  • 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.

  • New Philanthropy Review winter issue is out

    In our winter edition, Patricia O’Brien and Jennifer Roller, two members serving on school district academic distress commissions, describe their experiences. Plus, meet the new board members and 2017 philanthropy award winners.

  • Thank You

    In celebration of National Philanthropy Day, thank you from all of us here at Philanthropy Ohio.

    Check out a special message from the CEO and staff.

  • 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.

In The Spotlight

Youngstown Foundation celebrates 100 years

To kick off the celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Youngstown Foundation donated $3 million to the city’s amphitheater project. The city broke ground last month and will receive naming rights on the project for the next 20 years. The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater is set to finish in spring 2019. A celebration of the foundation’s anniversary will happen throughout the year with several announcements.

Since in 1918, the Youngstown Foundation has provided financial assistance to charitable, scientific and educational institutions that promote the mental, moral and physical well-being of the inhabitants of the City of Youngstown and vicinity. The Youngstown Foundation is the largest community foundation in the Valley, the fourth oldest in the country and ranked in the top 100 nationally. With approximately $85 million in charitable funds, close to $4.1 million in grants is awarded annually. For more information about the foundation, visit

Recent News

Friday, February 23, 2018
Why racial equity?

We believe that greater diversity, equity and inclusion is a matter of fairness and effectiveness in our profession.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Nonprofit leverages advocacy grant to protect funding

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Explore the most recent data and long-term trends related to charitable giving as reported in this year’s Ohio Gives report.

Friday, March 02, 2018

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