To help you become even more effective in your work as a leader and as a funder in your community, Philanthropy Ohio has launched a consultancy practice as a new member benefit. Through the Consultancy Collective, get connected to expert consultants to address your core operational needs, including board governance; diversity, equity and inclusion; evaluation; executive coaching; human resources; and strategic planning.


    The spring Philanthropy Review news magazine is now out and features a snapshot on the Ohio giving landscape. In addition, read how one foundation advanced workplace equity; the benefits of outsourcing your chief investment officer; and about a new public/private partnership with the Ohio Department of Education.


    Funders on the Journey captures a snapshot in time of the racial equity journeys of 24 Ohio funders and lays the groundwork for tracking and growing diversity, equity and inclusion work. This inaugural report compiles, analyzes and presents anonymized collective data and insights that illuminate the efforts, aspirations, successes and challenges of participating funders as they strive toward racial justice. Additionally, the Racial Equity Capacity Assessment Executive Summary summarizes key themes, key findings and recommendations for future action for Ohio funders.


    The 2021 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-2021 in association with the Council on Foundations. More data on foundation titles and salaries are available to Philanthropy Ohio members as researched by our staff.

  • 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. 


    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

Friday, May 20, 2022
Ohio Philanthropy News - May 20, 2022

Austin Frias and his mom told band director Diana Wightman that they partnered with the Licking County Foundation to create a scholarship in her name.

Friday, May 13, 2022
Ohio Philanthropy News - May 13, 2022

The Muskingum County Community Foundation announced spring grant competition winners with $65,467 going to 16 local organizations. 

Friday, May 6, 2022
Ohio Philanthropy News - May 6, 2022

The Richland County Foundation will fund off-duty police officers who sign up for the public/private partnership pilot program to help homeless residents in downtown Mansfield.

Attend an Event

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Join your fellow health coalition members as we work to refresh and refocus our policy agenda. Hear updates from the Ohio Department of Medicaid regarding access to Medicaid coverage as the state resumes eligibility checks and learn how public-private relationships can advance health equity. 

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Join the quarterly gathering of funders invested in the health and vibrancy of Appalachian Ohio.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Learn about the CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity and its implications on your company’s work and philanthropy.