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Foundation Awards Over $1.8 Million In Grants

15 Feb , 2018  

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $ 1,824,304.10 during its February meeting.

Grants were awarded from the Community Fund to the following nonprofit organizations:

  • Richland Community Development Group received a grant to purchase flowers and hanging baskets for its Mansfield and Bellville Beautification Sectors and to the Bellville Arts Sector to paint crosswalks.
  • Plymouth Historical Society received a grant to assist in its application to designate Plymouth as a Historic District.

The Board of Trustees approved grants from donor advised funds which allows individuals and families the opportunity to make grant suggestions to favorite charities. Donor Advised Funds are a flexible and convenient alternative to a private foundation. It is also a way to keep charitable contributions anonymous, at the preference of the donor.

The following organizations received grants from donor advised funds:

  • American Red Cross
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • First Congregational Church
  • Forgotten Felines
  • Grand Foundation
  • Harmony House
  • Heartland Academy
  • Humane Society of Richland County
  • Inclusive Higher Education Certificate Program
  • Kingwood Center Gardens
  • Mid Ohio Youth Mentoring
  • Little Washington Congregational Church
  • Lucas Local Schools
  • Mansfield Art Center
  • Mansfield Christian School
  • Mansfield City Schools
  • NECIC
  • Ohio Health MedCentral Health System
  • Philanthropy Ohio
  • Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center
  • RCDG
  • Renaissance Theatre
  • Richland County Habitat for Humanity
  • Richland Outreach Center
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Shelby Helpline Ministries
  • Troublesome Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • United Way of Richland County

The board approved grants from donor designated and agency funds. Agency Funds are established by charitable organizations and can be endowed or non-endowed. The agency benefits from the Foundation’s professional asset management, which allows the agency’s staff and board to focus on providing services to their constituents.

Designated Funds provide annual support to the charities selected by the donor. They offer the added benefit that if the organization ceases to exist; the Foundation has the responsibility to ensure that the donor’s original intent is met in seeking new suitable organizations.

The following organizations received grants form donor designated and agency funds:

  • AA / Mansfield Area Intergroup
  • American Guernsey Foundation
  • American Red Cross
  • Ashland University
  • Buckeye Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Catalyst Life Services
  • Center for Individual and Family Services
  • Children’s Theatre Foundation
  • Children’s Dyslexia Center
  • Clear Fork Valley Foundation
  • Community Action for Capable Youth
  • Discovery School
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Downtown Mansfield Inc.
  • First Christian Church, Mansfield
  • First Congregational Church
  • Friendly House Association
  • Friends of Gorman Nature Center
  • Habitat for Humanity (Richland County)
  • Hospice of North Central Ohio
  • Kingwood Center
  • Lucas Local Schools
  • Malabar Farm Foundation
  • Mansfield Area Y
  • Mansfield Art Center
  • Mansfield Aviation Club
  • Mansfield Cancer Foundation
  • Mansfield Cancer Foundation – Pat Kracker
  • Mansfield Christian School Endowment
  • Mansfield City Schools
  • Mansfield First Evangelical Presbyterian Church
  • Mansfield Memorial Homes
  • Mansfield Playhouse
  • Mansfield Richland Public Library
  • Mansfield Rotary Club Foundation, Inc.
  • Methodist Theological Seminary
  • Mohican School in the Out-Of-Doors
  • North Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association
  • North Central State College
  • North Central State College Foundation
  • North End Community Improvement Collaborative
  • Ohio Bird Sanctuary
  • Ohio Genealogical Society
  • OhioHealth Foundation
  • OhioHealth MedCentral
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Ohio State University-Mansfield
  • Ontario Local Schools
  • OSU/NCSC Photo Arts Program
  • Pioneer Career and Technology Center
  • RCF Administrative Fund
  • Renaissance Performing Arts
  • Richland Academy of the Arts
  • Richland Carrousel Park
  • Richland County Children Services
  • Rich. Co. Children’s Services Aux./The New Store
  • Richland County Historical Society
  • Richland County Museum
  • Richland Newhope Center
  • Richland Newhope Industries
  • Richland Pregnancy Services
  • Salvation Army
  • St. John’s Church
  • The Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.
  • Third Street Family Health Services
  • Trapshooting Hall of Fame, Inc.
  • United Way of Richland County
  • University Club Foundation
  • Volunteers of America
  • Women’s Fund at RCF

Source: Richland County Foundation

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