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 organizations, 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 $1,000, with an upper limit of $13,000. Government grantmakers, individuals and Professional Partners pay fees ranging from $1,000 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 membership form (on the right sidebar) 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:
  • Alliance Magazine – save 20% on social sector news and analysis.
  • Amalgamated Bank – offers free or discounted socially responsible banking and investment products designed for funders.
  • Bromelkamp – save 5% on the AkoyaGO comprehensive donor, CRM and grants management software.
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy – save 10% on a site license to the philanthropy news and reporting publication.
  • ClickTime – receive a discount on the time and expense management software, plus a free 30-day trial.
  • The Foundation Review – receive a 20% discount on a subscription to the peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy.
  • Great American Insurance Group – access premium pricing on D&O Liability, fiduciary liability, employment practices liability, cyber liability insurance and more.
  • Inside Philanthropy – save 25% on a subscription to the philanthropy news publication.
  • RingCentral – save 15% on the phone, webinar, audio and video conferencing software.
  • Standford Social Innovation Review – save $10 on a subscription to the research and practice-based knowledge publication.

Cyber Security Discounts

  • Tech Impact – save 25% on technology education and solutions.
  • CGNET – save 20% on IT consulting and services.
  • Information Ecology – receive a discount on technology services.

For Professional Partner members

For questions or assistance in accessing any of your membership benefits, please contact Mary Dunbar.