Philanthropy Ohio

Empowering Change
  • NEW PROGRAM FOR CORPORATE FUNDERS

    Take a deep dive into corporate citizenship topics, strategies, best practices and trends. You’ll spend a day with leading expert DeShele Dorsey to learn how you can develop and improve your corporate community involvement program as well as employee engagement and giving.

    March 15, 2016, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Cleveland
    Cost: $75 for members

  • Foundations on the hill registration opens

    Join Ohio philanthropy leaders on our annual trek to D.C. on April 12 – 13, 2016, for Foundations on the Hill. You’ll get face time with your elected officials on Capitol Hill and discuss issues important to the philanthropic sector. Special room rates at The Washington Hilton are available until March 17.

  • Job Board

    Our job board can help you find a great employee or your next opportunity in philanthropy. Check out several Ohio and nationwide positions or post your job description.

  • 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.

  • Ohio Gives Report

    Ohio Gives, Philanthropy Ohio’s annual giving report, details how Ohioans, foundations and other grantmakers give and what causes they support. The latest data indicates that Ohio’s giving fell by 5 percent in 2013, pushed downward by a drop in individual giving that was moderated by an uptick in foundation giving.

  • Educating Ohio Philanthropy

    We’re the go-to source to build skills and practices that make philanthropy more effective and impactful. Regional convenings and webinars – along with conferences and the Learning Institute – build expertise whether you are paid staff or a volunteer engaged in philanthropy.

In The Spotlight

Richland County Foundation invests $1.1M in economic development

Philanthropy Ohio member Richland County Foundation is taking a proactive and collaborative grantmaking approach to address local business retention and expansion, workforce development and entrepreneurship. Working with three economic/workforce development organizations – JumpStart Inc., Team NEO and New Growth Group – the foundation is implementing a five-year transformation plan and investing $1.1 million. The plan, called Richland Partnership, includes promoting entrepreneurship, targeting specific company challenges, implementing a community website to track success and show progress toward goals and centralizing business retention and expansion efforts in Richland County. Click here to read more.

Recent News

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
10 trends in charitable giving

The headline in the latest Ohio Gives report reads “$7.42 Billion in Total Charitable Giving.” It is a staggering number and it’s fairly intuitive to think that the wealthy or the big foundations or our large companies and corporations are making these donations to our charities.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Discuss the right balance of proactive vs. responsive philanthropy for your community foundation.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The follow-up to NCFP's tremendously popular December 2104 webinar, “Toeing the Line”, about the common legal pitfalls in foundation governance.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Join colleagues to learn more about current health policy issues and Ohio legislation during this quarterly meeting of the Health Initiative.