• 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.

  • 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.


    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.


    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

Philanthropy Awards nominations now open

Philanthropy Ohio annually gives out four prestigious awards to philanthropic organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to the sector and their communities. The four awards are the Ohio Philanthropy Award – the lifetime achievement award; the Emerging Philanthropist Award; The Michael G. Shinn Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy; and the Innovation Award.

The Philanthropy Ohio Board of Trustees (who are not eligible for nomination) will select the winners, who will receive the awards during Philanthropy Forward ’18, October 22 – 24, in Columbus. To enter, complete the nomination form, write a letter describing the nominee’s exemplary contributions and submit any supplemental materials that support your nomination. Nominations must be submitted by August 17, and sent via email to cherrold@philanthropyohio.org or mailed to Philanthropy Ohio. View the nomination criteria and download the forms.

Read the News

Friday, July 13, 2018
Ohio Philanthropy News - July 13, 2018

Middletown approves new contract to operate local community center. In addition to the city, CBI receives support from many partner organizations including the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Butler County Educational Service Center, Middletown and Hamilton school districts, the Middletown Community Foundation, Premier Health, and local churches.

Monday, July 9, 2018
Health Policy News - July 9, 2018

Organizations that account for the social determinants of health and connect patients to services that meet their social needs could reduce spending by approximately 11 percent within a year, according to a recent study.

Monday, July 9, 2018
Education News Update - July 9, 2018

State Board passes strategic plan for education, “EachChild=Our Future,” laying out a framework for the state’s educational goals, strategies and guiding principles.

Attend an Event

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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Invest two days to transform the way you work through The Art of Participatory Leadership.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Join this webinar to learn about the ingredients of a successful funder collaborative.