• 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 by February 15 to reserve your seat

  • Register now for Foundations on the Hill 2019

    Philanthropy Ohio staff will lead a delegation of Ohio funders on Capitol Hill visits March 12 – 13, highlighting philanthropy’s investments and advocating for policies critical to the state and sector. Contact Claudia Herrold for more information or with questions about how you can add and amplify your voice in March in Washington, D.C.


    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. 


    The Philanthropy Review Winter 2018 edition is available now online to download and read. This edition featured the 2018 Philanthropy Award winners, our new strategic direction, a 2019 market outlook and much more.


    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’s Education Initiative coalition has developed a series of targeted briefing papers aimed at helping Ohio’s key stakeholders plot a clear direction for the future of education and improved student success. It is our hope that these briefing papers will help guide Ohio leaders during upcoming policy discussions, including Ohio’s next budget. The briefs focus on: Early Childhood Education; Standards and Assessments; Measures and Accountability; Teacher/Leader Effectiveness; School Improvement and Turnaround; Graduation Requirements; and Post-Secondary Education.


    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.

Member Spotlight

New brand for Knox County Foundation

The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County embarked on its 75th anniversary year with a more compact name and refreshed brand: the Knox County Foundation. It will also roll out a new logo and website this year.

The change from its founding name, the Mount Vernon Community Trust, reflects the expansion of its mission from Mount Vernon alone to the entire county. A subsequent major change occurred in 2001 when the trust form was abandoned in favor of a more flexible corporate model that allowed for a larger, more representative board of directors and paid staff.

The trust was established in December 1944 by Beatty B. Williams, then president of Cooper-Bessemer, with five funds totaling $131,394. As of December 2018, the foundation held $73 million in assets in 436 component funds and awarded $3.2 million in grants county-wide.

Read the News

Monday, January 7, 2019
Health Policy News - January 7, 2019

The nation’s public housing authorities are seeking closer links to health insurers and medical care providers to address social determinants of health.

Attend an Event

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Discover the ways foundations are transforming themselves to transform impact

Friday, February 15, 2019

Join your colleagues from Northern Ohio to discuss Equity in Philanthropy

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Funders will take a deep dive into policies impacting children’s health and well-being, with a specific focus on Ohio’s next state budget under a n