History & Tourism

Malabar Farm Foundation Establishes Endowed Fund; Donations Welcome

11 Jul , 2018  

The Malabar Farm Foundation recently established an endowed fund at the Richland County Foundation.

Malabar Farm Foundation Vice President Bob Berry said the fund is to help plan for the future of the beloved Malabar Farm State Park. “There was a time when the Foundation board was scrambling to have enough money to mail membership applications for the Louis Bromfield Society, a membership program established to raise funds to support the mission of the Foundation. More…

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Foundation Approves $1.23 Million In Grants

16 Jun , 2018  

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $1,230,106 in grants to nonprofit organizations during its June meeting.

Projects at area nonprofit organizations that received grants from a combination of unrestricted, donor advised and field of interest funds include: More…


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Imaginations Fueled, Traveling Mansfielders Share Their Experiences

1 Jun , 2018  

Fifteen Mansfielders sat on the Renaissance Theatre stage on Thursday evening and shared experiences of a trip designed to fuel the imagination and transform a community.

The event was the “SXSW419 Public Forum,” the first large scale public discussion of what the group found in March at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. The trip was funded by the Richland County Foundation as a part of its 2018 corporate focus on downtown revitalization. More…

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Foundation Funds Interns, Summertime Activities For Youth

15 Apr , 2018  

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $262,503 in grants during its April board meeting Over $100,000 in grants went to fund 24 paid summer interns at Richland County nonprofit organizations from the Fran and Warren Rupp Donor Advised Fund.

The Summertime Kids Committee chaired by Foundation Board of Trustee member Julie McCready and members from the community awarded 35 Summertime Kid grants totaling $63,225.05. The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children. More…

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Foundation Building Community With Grants

8 Apr , 2018  

The Richland County Foundation has recently made several grants to projects which fuel the creation and sustaining of strong local communities. Those grants include the following: More…

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New Richland County Foundation Fund Seeks To Protect Nature Preserves

2 Apr , 2018  

The North Central Ohio Land Conservancy recently established a designated fund at the Richland County Foundation. The fund will generate annual support for the nonprofit organization, and it will benefit from the Foundation’s professional asset management.

The NCOLC mission is to protect the natural heritage of the North Central Ohio area. It purchases land that is botanically significant and then dedicates it as a nature preserve, utilizing conservation easements. More…

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Mansfield In Austin

9 Mar , 2018  

Fifteen Mansfielders flew to Austin, Texas on Thursday evening as the first step in a year-long look at re-imaging downtown Mansfield.

The visit to South by Southwest Interactive (often referred to as SXSW) is being funded by a grant from the Richland County Foundation (Richland Source story here). It’s an intriguing way to start such a process, one which might actually be called disruptive. In our vocabulary, mind you, “disruptive” is a strong compliment. More…

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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: More…



Trade School Scholarships Available

2 Feb , 2018  

One of the several excellent scholarships available locally are Trade School Scholarships offered through the Richland County Foundation.

To be eligible, students must be working on post-secondary education goals involving welding, precision machining, small engine repair, bricklaying, diesel and auto mechanics, and similar trades. Students must also be a Richland County resident or a graduate from a Richland County high school who is pursuing a program at an accredited school. More…


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Connections Fund Approves $17,907 In Grants

30 Jan , 2018  

The Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation announced grant awards during its Winter Reception January 19 held at the foundation. The Connections Fund donors approved 12 grants totaling $17,907

Foundation President Brady Groves said, “The Connections Fund is a great way for younger donors to get involved in philanthropy and community leadership.” More…



Foundation Scholarship Application Now Available

10 Jan , 2018  

One of the many benefits of life in Richland County is the generosity of its residents – both those currently living and those who have given in the past to make opportunities available for individuals, families, and organizations.

Case in point: last year, the Richland County Foundation awarded some $380,172 in scholarships to area students. The Foundation has just announced that its college and trade school scholarship application for the 2018-19 school year is now available online at richlandcountyfoundation.org. More…