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Richland County Foundation Awards Over 2 Million In Grants

13 Oct , 2017  

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $2,051,238 in grants to area nonprofit agencies during its October meeting.

Kingwood Center Gardens received a three-year grant from the community fund to help build a visitor center. It will be constructed near the Trimble Road entrance and will serve as a welcome center and banquet hall. The new facility will provide visitors a place to purchase tickets, consider the benefits of membership, learn about volunteer opportunities, gather information, plan their visit and learn the rich history of Kingwood Center.

Other nonprofits that received grants for projects and programs from the community fund that are impacting area residents include:

  • Catholic Charities to provide individual assistance.
  • The City of Mansfield Historic Preservation Commission to submit a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for an area in Downtown Mansfield. The district will allow building owners to apply for historic tax credits for certain building renovations.
  • Dayspring Assisted Living & Care Facility for security enhancements.
  • Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund for scholarships for low income students to attend private, charter or home school.
  • Shelby YMCA for a boiler and roof replacement project.

The Board of Trustees approved additional grants from donor advised funds to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:

  • Ashland University
  • Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center
  • Capital Research Center
  • Catalyst Life Services
  • Catholic Charities
  • City of Mansfield
  • Dayspring
  • Discovery School
  • Downtown Mansfield, Inc.
  • Flying Horse Farms
  • Friendly House Assoc.
  • Friends of Gorman Nature Center
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • Kingwood Center Gardens
  • Little Buckeye Children’s Museum
  • Lucas Community Center
  • Lucas Schools Sustaining Fund
  • Madison Local Schools
  • Mansfield Area Y
  • Mansfield Art Center
  • Mansfield City Schools
  • Mansfield Memorial Museum
  • Mansfield Playhouse
  • Mansfield Rotary Foundation
  • Matthew 25 Outreach
  • Mid Ohio Guardianship Services, Inc.
  • North End Community Improvement Collaborative
  • Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund
  • Ohio Bird Sanctuary
  • Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Ohio State University Foundation
  • Parent Aide Program
  • Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center
  • Richland Community Development Group
  • Renaissance Performing Arts Association
  • Resurrection Parish
  • Richland Academy of the Arts
  • Salvation Army
  • Shelby YMCA Community Center
  • Luke’s Point of Grace of Mansfield, Ohio
  • The Leadership Institute
  • Upper Room Ministries


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