The Philanthropy Ohio Health Initiative began after the passage of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as a member-initiated coalition whose collective work is managed by Philanthropy Ohio.
It was one of the most formidable challenges ever undertaken by a regional association of grantmakers when the Ohio Grantmakers Forum (OGF) set a goal in 2005 to help substantially restructure the state’s educational system through creative, systemic and sustainable reforms. The effort was aimed at ensuring students not only graduated high school, but had the necessary knowledge and skills sets to attend post-secondary institutions or successfully enter today’s—and tomorrow’s —highly competitive workforce.
When the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy’s (Council) auditor received an unexpected August 2008 call from representatives of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), the conversation was exciting and enticing: approximately 500 of Connecticut’s nonprofits could potentially save millions of dollars in annual state-mandated auditing fees.
For more than two decades, Illinois grantmakers expressed a desire for open and ongoing dialogue between a succession of attorney generals and their staffs through a structured advisory council. The purpose of such a council would be to help educate state officials about the roles, missions, needs and successes of Illinois’ philanthropic sector.
The Foundation Liaison plays a very important role as a member of my cabinet and provides significant input on state programs and initiatives being created or changed by my top policy advisors as we sit around the table trying to find the best collaborations and solutions for the citizens of Michigan.” —Governor Jennifer Granholm