The Richland County Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children. The Summertime Kids Committee, chaired by Foundation Board of Trustee member Karen Bierly along with members from the community, approved $65,501 in Summertime Kid grants. The grants of up to $2,500 support creative, educational, and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children.

Organization NameProgram Name
Buckeye Imagination MuseumMobile Imagination Stations
Camp NuhopSummer Camp
Crossroads Church Kids’ MinistryKidCon
Girl Scouts of Ohio Heartland CouncilBlended Trails Day Camp
First English Lutheran Early Learning CenterArt in Action
Friendly HouseSummer Fun Program
Friends of Richland Co. Park DistrictCritter Camp
Heart City ChurchSummer Adventure Camp
Hospice of North Central OhioCamp Hope
K-City Childcare & PreschoolTravels Through the Ages
Kingwood Center GardensCultivation Education
LifeCare AllianceCODA Camp Programs
Love On A MissionCommunity Quilt Program
Mansfield Art CenterArt Within Reach
Mansfield Playhouse“My Son Pinocchio, Jr.”
Mt. Vernon Nazarene UniversityAcademic Summer Camp Scholarships
NECICSummer Manufacturing Institute Camp
Ohio Bird SanctuaryNature Camp
Renaissance Performing ArtsBroadway Camp and Broadway Camp Showz!
Richland Astronomical SocietyPlanetarium Stars and Planets
Salvation Army Dewald CenterSummer Zone
Shelby City SchoolsCamp Invention
Shelby City SchoolsSafety Town
Village of ShilohFun for Preschoolers
YWCA of North Central OhioYMCA Safety Town

Additional Field of Interest Fund grants were awarded to: 

Organization NameProgram Name
Independent Living Center of NCOArtistic Expression
Princess EndowmentFIELD Strong Summer Camp
Richland NewhopeCampership Program
Zoe’ Learning CenterSummer Field Trip
UnstoppablesUYS Baseball Program Needs

Source: Richland County Foundation; Image by feeeling_blue from Pixabay

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