The Art of Participatory Leadership training (sometimes referred to as the Art of Hosting) focuses on how to make change in communities, organizations and ourselves. Our two-day training is immersion in specific methodologies and participatory practices to engage yourself and others in conversations that lead to thoughtful action together. Sign up now for this nationally-recognized facilitation leadership program that begins July 31


    Want to make your scholarship program more impactful and more sustainable? Gather with fellow scholarship program managers on August 9 to discuss common concerns and best practices in managing a scholarship program. An expert in financial aid management and high school guidance counselors will offer real-world insights that may change how you do your work.

  • A glance back at 2017

    Take a look back all the ways we served our members in 2017, from leadership events to public policy to communications and learning. We are the strong, sustainable association for Ohio philanthropy and look forward to continuing to serve you this year.


    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.

  • Save the date

    Philanthropy Forward ’18, this year’s conference and annual gathering of philanthropy, will take place October 22 – 24 in downtown Columbus. Save the date, as registration opens in July. And stay tuned as we announce our plenary speakers and session information.


    In our spring 2018 edition, read about three members who are making bold moves in their work: The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and Peg’s Foundation. Plus, read how members are incorporating race and gender-responsive philanthropy into their giving.

  • 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.


    Explore key elements of institutional racism and the role philanthropy can play in addressing racial inequity. We’re bringing this series of thoughtful speakers and rich discussion to our members in Cleveland and Cincinnati.


    Ohio Gives, Philanthropy Ohio’s annual giving report, details how individuals, foundations and more give and what causes they support. The latest data indicates that total Ohio giving rose modestly in 2015, up just 1% from the year before, with a drop in individual giving offset by an increase in foundation giving.

  • 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.

Member Spotlight

Philanthropy Ohio recently interviewed Mary L. Cusick about her new position as president and CEO of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio.

What’s surprised me so far: The depth of the passion that exists for creating a stronger community through gender equity. The endless opportunities there are for collaboration and partnerships. The scope of possibilities for the good of women and girls as we “turn up the volume” on awareness of The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio.

Three goals for this year: Listen: to stakeholders and partners to understand how The Women’s Fund can be most effective. Learn: the details of the work of The Women’s Fund and how we make progress to ensure a future where gender equity is the norm in life and work. Lead: advocate, convene and collaborate for the good of women and girls.

Who I’m following on Twitter or blogs/podcasts I subscribe to: I consume all of it and follow a variety of people and organizations across a variety of social media but I devote most of my “social capital” to Instagram because it’s about the visuals. Find @womensfundcentralohio and @cusickmlc to know more.

Read the News

Friday, June 15, 2018
Ohio Philanthropy News - June 15, 2018

Akron Children's Hospital creates addiction services program with philanthropic support and in partnership with other efforts in the community.

Monday, June 11, 2018
My summer reading list

Here’s what’s on this year’s top 10 list for leisure time reading on the screened porch. Many of the books made the list as recommendations from the 2018 Equity Summit.

Friday, June 8, 2018
Ohio Philanthropy News - June 8, 2018

Northside Green showcasing unique mural
The Downtown Akron Partnership, through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, began work on the Northside Green, which features a painted mural designed by April Couch, of Totally Tangled Creations; benches designed by Kai Wick, of Wick Studio; and potted plants and trees.

Attend an Event

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

This webinar will focus on the many questions that finance staff have to deal with.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Join your colleagues and end the work day with a casual conversation with Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman on the lakefront.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Discuss successful livable wage strategies used by corporations and discover ways to increase the value of jobs while strengthening the business.