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 County Commissioners – Dog Warden
United Way of Richland County
Waleska United Methodist Church
Special Grants were awarded to:
Blessed to Run
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
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…
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…
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…
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. More…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The Richland County Foundation has announced its college and trade school scholarship applications for the 2020-21 school year, now available online on the Richland County Foundation wbsite.
New applicants and high school seniors must have at least a 2.5-grade point average (GPA), college students and returning applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA, attend an accredited school on a full-time basis and be a resident or high school graduate of Richland County. The deadline for college scholarship applications is April 1. More…
The results are in, and the Richland County Foundation has announced that the 2019 Richland Gives campaign was a success.
Over $316,000 was raised by almost 800 donors through the campaign, which culminated on Giving Tuesday, December 3.
After all donations and additional grant prize money was tabulated, the Lucas Community Center was the nonprofit that raised the most money, a little over $30,000. More…
Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Those are all over and done with and today it’s time for Giving Tuesday, an international day of charitable giving. Locally, much of that effort is coordinated through the Richland County Foundation’s Richland Gives program. Those wishing to donate through Richland Gives may go online, find their favorite local nonprofit and make a contribution now through 7:00 PM today. The website is RichlandGives.org. More…
The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation has announced that it provided $25,000 to Richland County Youth and Family Council for a childcare initiative; this is the largest grant that the fund has awarded. The grant was announced during the annual grant award luncheon held on November 13. The “Childcare Support for Step Up to Quality” grant will provide resources to local centers and in-home childcare providers so they can meet Ohio’s new Step Up to Quality standards. The goal is to retain and grow available high-quality childcare in the community. Richland County Job and Family Services provided matching funds of $25,000 for this initiative. More…
The Richland County Foundation has announced that the Women’s Fund is accepting nominations for the JoAnn Dutton Volunteer Community Service Award. The award, given each November, celebrates and honors women leaders who devote a significant amount of time and energy in a meaningful way to local charitable organizations. A nomination form is available at richlandcountyfoundation.org and is due by Friday, October 4. More…
Each year after Thanksgiving Richland County residents are encouraged to participate in Giving Tuesday, which is hosted locally by the Richland County Foundation’s Richland Gives initiative. The goal is to facilitate online fundraising for local nonprofit organizations by providing a single platform/website through which residents can easily make online contributions to the nonprofit organizations that they are most passionate about. More…