The Philanthropy Ohio Education Initiative is a member-driven coalition focused on education policy reform that seeks to enhance student learning opportunities and equity across P-20. Membership in the initiative is open to all Philanthropy Ohio members, with monthly meetings and enews updates. The initiative focuses:

  • Building relationships with policymakers, including the Governor’s Office, the General Assembly, external stakeholders and key state agencies;
  • Educating funders on current education policy issues in Ohio; and
  • Advocating for policies to align Ohio’s education system and improve early childhood, K-12 and higher education systems.
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Education Policy Resources

Philanthropy Ohio submitted opponent testimony on House Bill 322 and 327, legislation regarding divisive concepts.

The Ohio Department of Education's (ODE) coronavirus updates for schools include video updates from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria. ODE has an interactive map detailing food pick-up sites for students and considerations for students with disabilities and students experiencing homelessness during the school-building closure.


Philanthropy Ohio is a member of the Complete to Compete Ohio coalition, which supports the state’s goal for 65 percent of Ohioans ages 25-64 to have a degree, certificate or other postsecondary credential of value in the workforce by 2025.

Education Initiative Policy Briefings 

Funding Ohio Schools: A New Day

Increasing Ohio's FAFSA completion rate should be a priority

Legislation in Focus: HB1, Creating a new school financing system

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Department of Higher Education

Ohio Department of Higher Education's 2019 Attainment Report