Join Philanthropy Ohio

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.

Why you should join

Build a strong network of peers you can turn to for advice on how to solve problems, collaborate in communities, improve systems and processes and tell your organization’s story of impact and value. 

Advance your professional development and career through high-quality programs and publications that bring you the latest and best innovations in the field focused on helping you work smarter and more effectively.

Amplify your voice with key external audiences to protect and advance the sector’s public policy interests – from federal tax policy that encourages charitable giving to Ohio’s health and education policy – as we advocate with and for you.

Who can join

Membership is open to philanthropic organizations and individuals in Ohio that make contributions to multiple 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Philanthropy Ohio membership includes private and family foundations, community foundations, corporate foundations and giving programs, federated funds, grantmaking public charities, government agencies, giving circles, United Ways, supporting organizaitons, component funds and individual donors.

Our Professional Partners membership category is open to companies that provide services to these organizations, such as:

  • Accounting/Auditing
  • Consulting
  • Insurance
  • Investment/Financial Advising
  • Information Technology (IT)/Software
  • Legal

How to join

For funder members

Membership support is calculated on a sliding scale for most members, based on grantmaking averaged over a three-year period. Minimum dues are $750, with an upper limit of $13,000. Government grantmakers, individuals and Professional Partners pay fees ranging from $750 to $1,500. Your membership support is for the calendar year beginning in January. New members who join after July 1 are eligible for a 50% discount on their calendar year membership.

To join Philanthropy Ohio, complete the and email to, or mail with your check to:

Philanthropy Ohio
500 S. Front Street, Suite 900
Columbus, Ohio 43215

For Professional Partner members:  Click here to join.

Membership support is $1,500.

Member Benefits

For funder members

Discounts on popular services and products:

Cyber Security Discounts

For Professional Partner members

For questions or assistance in accessing any of your membership benefits, please contact Jessica Howard.