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Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

17 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Richland County Foundation has opened its college scholarship application period. It did so on December 19, two weeks earlier than in previous years.

New applicants including high school seniors must have at least a 2.5-grade point average (GPA), and returning applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA, attend an accredited school, and be a resident of Richland County, or a graduate of a Richland County high school.

The deadline for college scholarship applications is April 1.

The Foundation Board of Trustees also awards career technical education (CTE) scholarships to individuals who want to obtain certifications and credentials at accredited technical institutions. The applications will be considered as they are received, and the award determinations will be made within eight weeks.

The scholarship will be sent directly to the school. These are not recurring scholarships so students must re-apply each year. College and CTE scholarships are based on financial need.

For more information visit the website at richlandcountyfoundation.org or contact Marth-May at 419- 525-3020 or [email protected]

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Richland Gives Launches

15 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Richland Gives, an annual online period of local giving, begins on Monday at 7:00 AM.

Richland Gives is designed to encourage everyone to support local nonprofits they care about through a single giving platform and website. The Richland County Foundation is hosting the day to build capacity, grow philanthropy and make the community stronger.

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Over $1.1 Million In Grants Awarded By Richland County Foundation

15 Aug , 2021  

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees has announced approval of $1,147,667 in grants to nonprofit organizations during its August meeting. 

The Foundation awarded $531,300 in scholarships for the 2021-22 school year to Richland County students. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s financial need and grade point average. 

A grant was made from an agency designated fund to Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities to create an all-inclusive community park and playground at Sterkel Park in Mansfield. 

The Board of Trustees approved grants from donor-advised funds to meet emerging needs at the following organizations:
Akron Children’s Hospital Mansfield Facility
Crawford County Education and Economic Partnership
Mansfield Area Y
Mansfield Art Center
Mansfield City Schools
Ohio Bird Sanctuary
Plymouth Area Historical Society
Plymouth-Shiloh Local Schools
Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Renaissance Performing Arts
Richland Academy
Richland County Commissioners – Dog Warden
United Way of Richland County
Waleska United Methodist Church 

Special Grants were awarded to:
Blessed to Run
Philanthropy Ohio
Plymouth Local Schools
Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Career Technical Education Scholarship
One career technical education scholarship was approved for students to earn certifications and credentials at technical institutions. The Scholarship Committee implemented a rolling deadline for CTE scholarships to meet various enrollment deadlines. In aligning with Ohio’s Attainment Goal, the Foundation wants to help fill the gap between job openings and certified employees as well as lead the way to support workforce development through CTE scholarships.

Source: Richland County Foundation

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Richland County Foundation Supports Children’s Summer Activities

31 Mar , 2021  

The Richland County Foundation has announced its annual awards support summer programming for children. That announcement reads:

“The Richland County Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children.  The Summertime Kids Committee Chaired by Foundation Board of Trustee member Jotika Shetty along with members from the community awarded $44,648 in Summertime Kid grants. The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational, and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children.

The members of the Summertime Kids Committee wishes local children a very happy summer. More…

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Richland Gives Brings Generous Results

2 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

In a social media post on Tuesday evening, the Richland County Foundation reflected on the annual Richland Gives day, noting “Well, it wasn’t the typical #RichlandGives day and watch party evening; however, our community once again came through with over $350,000 of donations from 950 donors. Thank you!

A review of the results as of the time of this post reflected that the annual campaign netted $356,820 from 950 donors, and that the top five area non-profit organizations in terms of receipts included Discovery School ($17,745 from 56 donors); Renaissance Performing Arts Association ($17,060 from 59 donors); Ohio Bird Sanctuary ($16,648 from 112 donors); The Friendly House ($14,025 from 77 donors); and the Lucas Community Center ($13,495 from 36 donors). More…

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Grace Episcopal Pantry Makes Large Thanksgiving Food Distribution

25 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Food Pantry at Grace Episcopal Church in Mansfield is making Thanksgiving a reality for a large number of Richland County families.

As shared recently on social media, the Thanksgiving Food Distribution resulted in some 643 families receiving food free of charge. Volunteers staffed the effort, and an underlying Richland County Foundation grant provided the financial wherewithal.

Grace Church’s Pantry operation received a COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant from the Foundation earlier this year. More…

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Foundation Awards $44,556 In Summertime Kid Grants

27 Aug , 2020  

The Richland County Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children.

The Summertime Kids Committee Chaired by Foundation Board of Trustee member Jotika Shetty along with members from the community awarded $44,556 in Summertime Kid grants. 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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Amid Pandemic, Foundation Provides Grants Targeted For Health And Human Services

19 Apr , 2020  

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees has redirected its Unrestricted/Community Fund to meet emerging needs. The Community Fund will provide grants for health and human services on a rolling basis to nonprofit organizations in Richland County.

To support this effort, we encourage donors to contribute to the Community Fund /donate. Any Community Fund gifts received throughout 2020 will be used to assist nonprofits directly impacted by COVID-19. More…

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Foundation Announces COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative

31 Mar , 2020  

In a Monday afternoon announcement on Facebook, Richland County Foundation President Brady Groves shared decisions made earlier in the day during a Foundation Board meeting.

After reaching an undestanding of the situation through discussions with community leaders, the response will include the following: More…

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Grants Available To Help Nonprofits Provide Summertime Fun

9 Feb , 2020  

Nonprofit agencies who provide safe, fun-filled activities for Richland County children during the summer months can apply for a grant to help fund their programs. Grants up to $2,500 are available through the Richland County Foundation’s Summertime Kids Grant.

Any 501c3 public charity or government entity and some churches offering programming to youth during the summer months are eligible to apply. More…

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