Philanthropy Ohio

Empowering Change
  • Save the date for the learning institute

    The two-day Learning Institute is the 2016 annual gathering of Ohio philanthropy in Columbus. Join us September 20 – 21 for deep dive sessions with something for everyone, from those new to grantmaking as well as more seasoned staff. Registration opens June 1.

  • Job Board

    The Philanthropy Ohio Job Board, sponsored by Part Time Works, can help you fill an open position or find your next job in philanthropy. Check out open positions in Ohio and the nation or post your open job description.

  • 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.

  • Ohio Gives Report

    Ohio Gives, Philanthropy Ohio’s annual giving report, details how Ohioans, foundations and other grantmakers give and what causes they support. The latest data indicates that Ohio’s giving fell by 5 percent in 2013, pushed downward by a drop in individual giving that was moderated by an uptick in foundation giving.

  • Educating Ohio Philanthropy

    We’re the go-to source to build skills and practices that make philanthropy more effective and impactful. Regional convenings and webinars – along with conferences and the Learning Institute – build expertise whether you are paid staff or a volunteer engaged in philanthropy.

  • Vu Le to keynote Learning Institute

    Vu Le is the author of the nonprofit humor blog, (think juggling) and a columnist at He’s also the executive director of Rainier Valley Corps, a Seattle nonprofit that develops and supports leaders of color and fosters collaboration between diverse communities to effect systemic change. Registration opens soon.

In The Spotlight

Welcome new members: Knight Foundation and MPW Industrial Services

Two new members have joined Philanthropy Ohio, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and MPW Industrial Services. The Akron office of The Knight Foundation, is the birthplace of Knight Newspapers and Knight Foundation. In Akron, Knight invests in the retention and attraction of college-educated individuals within the city; supports entrepreneurs and rising leaders as drivers of economic growth; and invests in a culture of engagement through tools and projects that encourage people and groups in Akron to explore, debate and act upon local issues.

Our second new member is MPW Industrial Services – a corporation located outside of Columbus in Hebron, Ohio. MPW is a corporate funder giving primarily in the area of education. Click here to view all our members.



Recent News

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
What we heard in DC

As you might imagine, our recent trip to Washington, D.C., for Foundations on the Hill was abuzz with talk about presidential candidates – with not a lot of mention about our own governor – and their prospects in upcoming primaries. Panelists and speakers in various venues were happy to predict what might happen at conventions for both parties and what that might mean for the future.

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 06, 2016

Learn how to develop some of the core competencies necessary for the success of tomorrow’s philanthropic leaders.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Learn about opportunities that can be addressed to increase the number of Ohioans with degrees and certificates and strengthen our workforce.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Explore easy-to-use tools and share tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your board meetings.