Ohio: The State of Homegrown Philanthropy

Oct 1, 2007
Ohio's philanthropic landscape is also one of homegrown innovation, where people and organizations work together to craft new solutions to complex problems and issues. Homegrown might be used more often in reference to corn and soybeans and to Ohio industries, universities and colleges, but it also has a place in describing Ohio philanthropy. This year's report marks a special anniversary, as it is the tenth in Ohio Grantmakers Forum's (OGF) series of annual giving reports. To mark the occasion, this report provides a look back at the last decade of Ohio's charitable giving with a special "Then and Now" section. OGF's report presents a comprehensive review of data from 2005 and 2006, the most recent years for which complete IRS information is available. Additionally, we provide a snapshot of giving in the health funding area -- courtesy of responses received from the OGF Foundation 100, our purposeful sample of the state's grantmaking foundations -- and highlight some of Ohio's amazing scholarship funds that increase access to education and training for thousands of Ohio young people.
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