For the second year, Philanthropy Ohio has launched a summer learning series for nonprofits to help you and your grantees have a bigger impact in your community. The 2022 Nonprofit Summer Learning Series, presented by CareSource Foundation, will provide nonprofit organizations across the state with resources to build capacity and achieve their goals. Funder members are also welcome to attend and provide scholarships to their grantees.


    To help you become even more effective in your work as a leader and as a funder in your community, Philanthropy Ohio has launched a consultancy practice as a new member benefit. Through the Consultancy Collective, get connected to expert consultants to address your core operational needs, including board governance; diversity, equity and inclusion; evaluation; executive coaching; human resources; and strategic planning.


    The spring Philanthropy Review news magazine is now out and features a snapshot on the Ohio giving landscape. In addition, read how one foundation advanced workplace equity; the benefits of outsourcing your chief investment officer; and about a new public/private partnership with the Ohio Department of Education.


    Funders on the Journey captures a snapshot in time of the racial equity journeys of 24 Ohio funders and lays the groundwork for tracking and growing diversity, equity and inclusion work. This inaugural report compiles, analyzes and presents anonymized collective data and insights that illuminate the efforts, aspirations, successes and challenges of participating funders as they strive toward racial justice. Additionally, the Racial Equity Capacity Assessment Executive Summary summarizes key themes, key findings and recommendations for future action for Ohio funders.

  • Authentic Leadership 2022 Registration is Open

    Prioritize your professional development in 2022 by signing up for the Authentic Leadership in Philanthropy series – a hybrid, 7-session leadership program with a cohort of your peers. Learn how to be conscious and intentional about leading and build upon your unique strengths as a leader in the philanthropic sector. 


    Following the death of George Floyd, Philanthropy Ohio members have issued statements condemning the acts of violence against the black community and renewing philanthropy’s commitment to racial equity and justice. President & CEO Deborah Aubert Thomas also wrote a statement on our blog on advancing racial equity. To read these statements as well as personal and professional resources, please visit philanthropyohio.org/diversity.

Member Spotlight

Van Wert County Foundation is redeveloping downtown Van Wert

Through a new initiative, named Van Wert Forward, the Van Wert County Foundation is preserving and restoring its historic downtown. Van Wert Forward will infuse energy into the community, spur revitalization and investment, create new multi-use spaces and positively impact the quality of life for generations to come. 

To make the vision a reality, the foundation is collaborating with Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation, Main Street Van Wert and Pago USA. The project includes approximately 50 properties owned by the foundation, which will be restored and re-imagined as mixed-use properties with potential uses including retail, residential and dining. The $80-to-$90-million project will be done in four or five phases and will take 12 to 18 months before a building is ready to be occupied.

To learn more, visit www.vanwertforward.org.

Read the News

Friday, June 3, 2022
Ohio Philanthropy News - June 3, 2022

The Marion Women’s Club is providing complimentary mammograms to underserved/uninsured women in their community with OhioHealth’s Mobile Mammogram Unit, thanks to grants from the Marion Community Foundation and OhioHealth.

Friday, May 27, 2022
Ohio Philanthropy News - May 27, 2022

The Dayton Foundation, which provides College Promise with office and backroom support, awarded $375,000 in grants toward the campaign to help lead 500 students to and through college.

Attend an Event

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Enhance your capacity to reach your goals in your nonprofit work by attending a new virtual series designed specifically for nonprofit professionals – Philanthropy Ohio’s Nonprofit Summer Learning Series.

Monday, July 11, 2022
Explore the role of advocacy work in achieving your foundation’s mission through your organization’s own activities and those of your grant partners.


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Obtain guidance on how to give – and receive – feedback to drive you forward.