• 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

Ascendium updates its philanthropy strategy

Ascendium Education Group (formerly Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates), the nation’s largest federal student loan guarantor, unveiled a new funding strategy that will guide the organization’s grantmaking for the next 3 – 5 years. Its focus will be to remove barriers to student success at the institution and system levels; streamline key learner transitions, such as matriculation, transfer and workforce entry; expand high-quality higher education in prison programs; and develop rural education and workforce training programs.

The organization’s grantmaking will continue to focus on increasing equity for low-income populations, especially those in historically underrepresented groups: first generation students, incarcerated adults, rural community members, students of color and veterans. Ascendium has also expanded its geographic scope from seven states to nationwide and will issue several narrowly focused requests for proposals in the coming months

Read the News

Friday, May 10, 2019
Ohio Philanthropy News - May 10, 2019

Hospice of North Central Ohio extends virtual reality therapy to Richland County thanks to a $7,000 grant from the Robert and Esther Black Family Foundation Fund of The Richland County Foundation.

Attend an Event

Friday, May 31, 2019

Spend a day exchanging ideas with your peers to create and sustain an impactful grants management program.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Discuss best practices and connect with colleagues who invest in Appalachian Ohio

Friday, June 07, 2019

Join your colleagues from Southwestern Ohio to discuss Equity in Philanthropy over lunch.