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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 More…



OSU Mansfield Campus Raises $10K For Student Emergency Fund

14 Dec , 2017  

Community members came out in a big way to show their love and support of students at The Ohio State University at Mansfield. With a goal of $5,000, Ohio State Mansfield more than doubled that mount, raising a total of $10,027 in support of the Student Emergency Fund during the annual Richland Gives fundraiser in Richland County on November 28.

Richland Gives coincides with the international day of giving called Giving Tuesday. Members of the community are encouraged to contribute to local nonprofits through a single giving online platform. More…

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For Third Year In A Row, Richland Gives and Gives

29 Nov , 2017  

When the totals were tallied, Tuesday’s Richland Gives generated a record setting amount for area non-profits.

Richland Gives coincides with the international day of giving, #GivingTuesday, and is designed to encourage people to contribute to local nonprofits they care about through a single giving platform/website. The Richland County Foundation sponsors the day to build capacity, grow philanthropy and make the community stronger. More…


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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. More…


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Richland Gives Registration Open

27 Aug , 2017  

Registration is open to Richland County nonprofit organizations for Richland Gives, a day of giving, hosted by the Richland County Foundation. It is free but nonprofits must register each year to participate via Registration will close on October 30.

Richland Gives will be held on November 28, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It coincides with the international day of giving, Giving Tuesday. More…

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Foundation Awards Over $400,000

18 Aug , 2017  

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved over $400,354 in grants to area nonprofit organizations during its August meeting.

Richland County nonprofit organizations that received grants for projects from unrestricted funds include: More…



Foundation Awards Teacher Assistance Program Grants

8 Aug , 2017  

The Richland County Foundation recently awarded $59,671 in Teacher Assistance Program grants for the upcoming school year to 55 local teachers for their creative and innovative supplemental programs not covered by school funding. More…


Foundation Awards $355,400 In Scholarships

27 Jun , 2017  

The Richland County Foundation has awarded $355,400 in scholarships to Richland County students this year.

RCF Scholarship Committee Chairman Chan Stevens reported 276 students received scholarships from various funds. The average scholarship amount was $1,343. More…


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Foundation Holds Annual Meeting

10 May , 2017  

Community building was the topic of the Richland County Foundation Annual Meeting held last week at the Mid-Ohio Education Center.

Over 100 people attended to hear messages from Foundation President Brady Groves and Linden Road Presbyterian Lead Pastor Tom Roepke. Both men talked about the need to work together to improve the community. More…