Public Policy

Philanthropy Ohio convenes members in leadership initiatives around common agendas on a variety of topics. These initiatives are open to all members; contact the staff person listed by each of the descriptions below to find out how you can engage.

Education Initiative

In 2005, Philanthropy Ohio formed an Education Advisory Committee to consider how philanthropy might better understand and address education reform in Ohio as education funding has become a priority for Ohio grantmakers. Today, with education investments totaling more than $300 million annually, philanthropy is working with partners to ensure all Ohioans have access to high-quality education opportunities, from the state’s youngest and most vulnerable residents to those pursuing education beyond high school. Contact Adrienne Wells to learn more.

Health Initiative

The Philanthropy Ohio Health Initiative focuses on improving the health of Ohioans through policy reform and more effective philanthropic investments and collaborations. Ohio, with the second largest number of health-focused foundations in the country, has philanthropic leaders with deep experience and commitment to improving the health of residents and working with government to do so. Contact Claudia Herrold to learn more.