Take a deep dive into competing Ohio General Assembly proposals to revamp Ohio’s report card accountability system and hear about Philanthropy Ohio’s related advocacy efforts in this webinar recording.
View and download resources from the April Health Initiative Meeting, which provided an overview of the state’s budget as it relates to investments in health as well as other bills and how these measures can impact your grantmaking. We heard from staff at the Center for Community Solutions and Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio about their key policy priorities related to public health and human services eligibility. Staff from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio highlighted key findings from the soon-to-be-released 2021 Health Value Dashboard before peers shared their collaborative work with mass site vaccinations and innovative work to advance maternal and youth health and wellness.
The April meeting provided updates on education provisions of the state budget, the school funding proposal and federal COVID-19 funding for education. State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria gave news on his priorities for K-12 education and OFT President Melissa Cropper shared educators’ priorities, especially as schools address COVID-19 impacts. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities discussed recent federal efforts to address poverty that can impact student success, including income and child tax credit and housing assistance.
Watch the recording of Philanthropy Ohio's March Redistricting Meeting where we explored how Ohio will draw its state and federal legislative districts as a result of the 2020 census. We heard from John Mitterholzer of The George Gund Foundation and Greg Bennett of Byers, Minton and Associates.
Watch the recording of Philanthropy Ohio's Legislative and Budget Update webinar where we heard about policies important to the philanthropic sector and what to expect as the legislature deliberates over the state's $160B all-funds biennium budget. Philanthropy Ohio's government consultants at Byers, Minton & Associates walked through legislative priorities and we shared our budget policy agenda.
The April homelessness and housing stability meeting provided updates about key federal, state and local housing policies in Ohio and philanthropy’s role in moving the needle. Participants heard lessons learned from local community partners, the Lorain County Urban League and the Cincinnati Community Action Agency of Hamilton County, and additionally learned how federal CARES Act funding has been used to provide families and communities with rental assistance, eviction prevention and access to safe, affordable housing.