• Thank you

    Philanthropy Forward ’20 – our first-ever virtual conference – wrapped up September 25, and we’re grateful to all who made it possible. Check back soon as we’ll be posting the conference resources for attendees.


    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.


    The Summer 2020 edition of Philanthropy Review is available online to read and download. This quarter’s edition features how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected funders and nonprofits, a message from CEO Deborah Aubert Thomas on racial equity, information on the virtual Philanthropy Forward ’20 conference and more.


    Due to the current pandemic, all Philanthropy Ohio programs scheduled through the end of 2020 have been changed to virtual convenings or rescheduled. Please check our events page for the latest info on program status. Our staff is also telecommuting at this time and can be contacted via email or telephone. To learn how philanthropy can respond to the COVID-19 crisis, how members are taking action and to view resources, please visit our COVID-19 resources web page, which we are updating daily.

Member Spotlight

Richland County Foundation celebrates 75th anniversary of community giving

Richland County Foundation President Brady Groves and Chairwoman Julie McCready announced the foundation’s 75th anniversary at the 2020 annual meeting. In addition, Groves discussed the foundation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which the foundation’s board of trustees opted to direct all unrestricted community grant dollars to COVID-19 projects. The board committed $530,000 to nonprofits in Richland County, offering funds on a rolling basis based on need. In April, the foundation relaunched its popular Richland Gives campaign to help other nonprofits that have lost regular revenue due to COVID-19.

The Richland County Foundation was founded in 1945 by a group of seven community leaders and in 2019, gave approximately $6.3 million for the betterment of Richland County.

Read the News

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Why you should attend Philanthropy Forward ’20 virtually this year

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Co-Chair of the Philanthropy Forward ‘20 Planning Committee. While this year’s event looks a little different as we gather virtually, our purpose is the same. This meeting represents an opportunity to renew our collective commitment to Ohio’s bright future and the critical role that philanthropy has in maintaining this state’s momentum. This year’s conference will provide ample opportunity to advance the conversation around the role

Friday, September 11, 2020
Ohio Philanthropy News - September 11, 2020

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, in partnership with the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville, is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity intended to address the social, economic, educational and health challenges faced by young people in Appalachian Ohio.

Attend an Event

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Explore best practice in leadership succession, with practical supports and hands-on guidance.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Tri-State Community Foundation webinar