The Philanthropy Review Fall 2021 issue is now out! This edition features Philanthropy Ohio’s new 3-year Strategy Framework; how funders are using American Rescue Plan Act funding in their communities; spotlights on four new board members; and how to implement diversity, equity and inclusion in your investment portfolio.

  • How ohio foundations give

    Ohio Gives, Philanthropy Ohio’s annual giving report, details how foundations give as well as the makeup of the Ohio funder community. The latest data indicate that total Ohio foundation giving rose nearly 7% as foundations are growing in strength, number and vitality.


    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.

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Thursday, November 04, 2021

Discover how can you find the right balance of anonymity and transparency for your family and its philanthropic vehicles.

Friday, November 05, 2021

Discover what the latest data show about longer-term individual giving trends. 

Thursday, December 02, 2021

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