• Philanthropy award nominations now open

    Nominate an outstanding philanthropist for the 2018 awards:

    • Ohio Philanthropy Award
    • Emerging Philanthropist Award
    • The Michael G. Shinn Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy
    • Innovation Award

    Winners will be announced at Philanthropy Forward ’18, October 22 – 24. Submit your nominations by August 17.

  • Registration is now open

    From deep dives to keynotes by national thought leaders to micro sessions, this year’s conference has it all, in 3 days of extraordinary opportunities to learn, build skills and network with peers.


    In our summer edition, we interviewed six members who attended the Chicago Equity Summit in April. Read about their biggest takeaways and how they’ll implement their learnings into their work. Plus, meet our newest board member Steven Moore.


    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.

  • 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.

Member Spotlight

Welcome new member: the Mandel Foundation

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation is an operating foundation in Cleveland with a mission of contributing to the flourishing of the United States and Israel as just, inclusive, compassionate and democratic societies, and to improve the quality of life in both countries. The foundation’s work focuses on five areas of engagement: leadership development, management of nonprofits, humanities, Jewish life and urban renewal. Through grants, the foundation’s mission of investing in people with the values, ability and passion to change the world shines through.

The Mandel brothers began donating to charities in the late 1940s, and as their business success increased, so did their giving. In 1953, the brothers founded the Mandel Foundation, which supports civic and philanthropic activities in their various geographical areas of interest. We welcome the Mandel Foundation to Philanthropy Ohio and invite you to read more at mandelfoundation.org.

Read the News

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Deadline nears for annual philanthropy awards

It’s the time of the year that we celebrate the best of the best in philanthropy. The four annual philanthropy awards applaud those who are moving the field forward and getting work done in innovative and impactful ways to improve our communities across Ohio. The awards recognize an emerging leader; an innovator; a diversity, equity, and inclusion champion and a lifetime achiever in philanthropy. Who will you nominate?

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Letter from John Mullaney

You may recall that several years ago I chaired Philanthropy Ohio’s Annual Conference. This photo was taken during my closing comments.

Attend an Event

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Explore the connections between Medicaid coverage and employment as Ohio awaits word on its submitted 1115 Medicaid waiver that includes a work requirement.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Gentrification. Is it displacement or is it revitalization? A sign of rising inequities or improving urban economies? Do we even need to worry about gentrification in a shrinking city?

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Join your colleagues for a day-long interactive deep-dive into core concepts of grantmaking.