The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $1,382,549 during its February meeting.

A grant was awarded from the unrestricted/community fund to the Richland Community Development Group for its Be Focal Buy Local, Bellville Beautification and Development and Mansfield Area Beautification Community Sectors.   

The Board of Trustees approved 28 grants from donor advised funds which allow 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:

  • Alpha Equestrian Center
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Booth Museum of Western Art
  • Catalyst Life Services
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Falany Performing Arts Center – Reinhardt University
  • First Congregational Church
  • Funk Heritage Museum – Reinhardt University
  • Harmony House
  • Humane Society
  • Lucas Local Schools
  • Mansfield Area Y
  • Mansfield Christian School
  • Ohio Environmental Council
  • OhioHealth MedCentral
  • Old Growth Forest Network
  • Plymouth Area Historical Society
  • Plymouth-Shiloh Food Pantry
  • Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center
  • Richland Community Development Group
  • Richland County Habitat for Humanity
  • Richland Veteran Mentor Program
  • Shelby Helpline Ministries
  • St. Peter’s Parish and School
  • United Way of Richland County
  • Visiting Nurses Association
  • Warren Rupp Observatory

The board also 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(s) cease to exist; the Foundation has the responsibility to ensure that the donor’s original intent is met in seeking new suitable organizations.

  • 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Centers for Children Inc.
  • AA/Mansfield Intergroup
  • American Guernsey Foundation
  • American Red Cross
  • Ashland University
  • Boy Scouts Heart of Ohio Council
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Catalyst Life Services
  • Center for Individual and Family Services
  • Children’s Theatre Foundation
  • Clear Fork Valley Foundation
  • Community for Capable Youth
  • Discovery School
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Downtown Mansfield, Inc.
  • First Christian Church, Mansfield
  • First Congregational Church, Mansfield
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Friendly House
  • Gorman Nature Center
  • Habitat for Humanity of Richland County
  • Kingwood Center Gardens
  • Lucas Local Schools
  • Malabar Farm Foundation
  • Mansfield Area Y
  • Mansfield Art Center
  • Mansfield Cancer Foundation
  • Mansfield City Schools
  • Mansfield Memorial Homes
  • Mansfield Playhouse
  • Mansfield Richland County 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 College of Medicine
  • Ohio State University –Mansfield
  • Ontario Local Schools
  • Photo Arts Programs at OSU-M and NCSC
  • Pioneer Career & Technology Center
  • Renaissance Performing Arts
  • Renaissance Theatre
  • Richland Academy of the Arts
  • Richland Carrousel Park
  • Richland County Children’s Services
  • Richland County Children’s Services/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
  • Third Street Family Health Services
  • Toy Time Inc.
  • Trapshooting Hall of Fame, Inc.
  • United Way of Richland County
  • University Club Foundation
  • Volunteers of America
  • Merris and Jean Welge Fund for the Ontario Police Department
  • Women’s Fund
  • Y Aware

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