• Official DAF Comments

    Read Philanthropy Ohio’s position on use of donor advised funds (DAFs) on behalf of our 48 community foundation members.


    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.

  • Philanthropy Forward '18 call for sessions

    What does it mean to speak truth in philanthropy? How is your work moving the field forward in creating a more just, equitable community where you serve? What have you learned that you want to share? We’re looking for speakers to join us in developing relevant, engaging content that will propel our conference attendees forward personally and professionally and equip them with the information they need to adapt to a changing philanthropic landscape.


    Engage in one of 11 community conversations to provide input on Ohio’s Draft Strategic Education Plan which will create a unified system that results in success for each student. We’re hosting regional meetings throughout Ohio to gather your feedback.

  • 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.


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

New Albany Foundation’s 2017-18 Jefferson Series

The New Albany Community Foundation will host its final speaker of the fifth season of The Jefferson Series, bringing Elizabeth Vargas on May 9. The award-winning journalist and author will present a talk titled Overcoming Anxiety: A Private Struggle, A Public Recovery.

Vargas will also speak with high school students before the evening public presentation. A limited number of tickets remain for the evening event at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts at 7 p.m.

Dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, community dialogue and a greater understanding of the compelling issues of our time, The Jefferson Series has engaged more than 15,000 central Ohio residents of all ages on topics ranging from global affairs, nutrition, ethics, energy policy, politics, mental health and more. Click here to learn more.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Engage in one of 11 community conversations to provide input on Ohio’s Draft Strategic Education Plan,

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Join a federal budget and tax briefing by the president of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, livestreamed from Washington, DC

Monday, March 26, 2018

Engage in one of 11 community conversations to provide input on Ohio’s Draft Strategic Education Plan.