• spring philanthropy review

    The Philanthropy Review Spring 2019 edition is now out and available online. It features our annual Ohio Gives report and infographics, in which individual giving is up and foundation giving is down slightly. Meet The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio’s new CEO, our new manager of Public Policy and read how to align investments with mission. Read more.

  • Authentic leadership in philanthropy

    Join a cohort of a dozen peers on a five-session learning journey where you’ll discover your unique individual leadership potential. Not your typical leadership series, this program is designed specifically for emerging leaders in philanthropic organizations. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your seat


    As a result of our year-long strategic planning process, Philanthropy Ohio’s Board of Trustees has adopted new vision and mission statements and renewed its commitment to increase diversity, equity and inclusion both in our organization and Ohio’s philanthropic sector. 


    We just launched a new online portal to assist in the Philanthropy Ohio membership renewal process for 2019. New this year, you may update your organization’s contacts, generate an invoice and pay online. Visit the Membership Renewal dropdown item on the Members tab to log in to get started.


    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.

Member Spotlight

Before you go: John Mullaney

We interviewed John Mullaney as he retires from leading the Nord Family Foundation.

Tell us about your career path.
I was carving a path to be an academic but found myself eager to work with a charitable relief organization in Central America during the turbulent 1980s. For 6 years, I traveled to just about every country in Latin America. Then I was offered a job in Lorain, Ohio, with a wonderful business entrepreneur, his family and their foundation. My wife and I thought we would give it a year to see how it worked out. 20+ years later we both retired having raised our sons in the rich and extraordinary environment of Oberlin and its college.

What advice would you share?
Right here in the U.S., many of our neighbors survive on the margins of this country’s bounty. Live there if you can, if only for a while. Work in a school or nonprofit in these places. Doing so will give you much deeper insight into the transformative power philanthropy can provide when done well.

What will you miss (if anything) about your position?
I will miss my board, my staff and all the wonderful people I have come to know over the years. This has been a journey of learning and wonder realizing the innate goodness that can be unleashed not by merely writing checks but partnering with true compassion.

Read the News

Monday, April 15, 2019
Ohio Gives – and generously

With tax filing day here – for both individuals today and then in May for many foundations – my thoughts are turning to discerning the latest charitable giving trends here in Ohio.

Monday, April 8, 2019
Education News Update - April 8, 2019

The State of Babies 2019 includes national and state data on how infants, toddlers and their families are faring, including positive early learning experiences. 

Attend an Event

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The April 23 coalition meeting will feature an updates on education legislation and graduation requirement options. 

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Learn more about how the state’s $150.4 billion biennium budget’s policy will affect philanthropy and your community.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Join with your philanthropic program and grantmaking peers to explore key elements of racism and the role of philanthropy in addressing racial inequity