Philanthropy Ohio and many of its members are calling upon the Ohio Senate to address the ways Ohio schools are funded. The following is the testimony we submitted May 17 to the Senate Finance Committee, laying out our key principles and asks related to school funding.
As communities continue to struggle amid the pandemic, Philanthropy Ohio called for Congress to pass additional COVID-19 relief funding and sent the below letter to the federal delegation. We encourage you to contact your representatives and urge them to support additional COVID-19 relief.
On March 9 – 11, eight foundation members from across the state shared their stories with elected officials and the value of philanthropy in their districts – which is now very significant as our communities are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. This was my first year participating in FOTH, which was an experience I will not forget.
A key component in developing Philanthropy Ohio’s strategic framework was to learn about national trends in the philanthropic sector. I interviewed seven regional and national thought-leaders and reviewed numerous reports and studies. I’ve now brought this learning forward with updated information on high-level trends which grantmakers need to pay attention to.
The 2020 census is right around the corner and the U.S. Census Bureau’s work will begin to gear up in full swing. With so much work to be done and the importance census data provides our members, we checked around the state to see how Philanthropy Ohio members are doing their part to ensure a fair and complete count.
The Ohio Department of Medicaid has released a Request For Information (RFI) for its managed care procurement program. We’ve submitted high-level comments to provide philanthropy’s perspective on ways in which the managed care process can be improved to ensure all Ohioans have full and equal access to opportunities to lead healthy lives.
Last week, Philanthropy Ohio staff and foundation leaders joined over 220 others for the annual Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) event, coming together from across the country to educate policymakers about the important role philanthropy plays in co