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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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Richland Gives Begins Monday

16 Nov , 2020  

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…

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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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Richland County Foundation Announces Education Scholarships

4 Jan , 2020  

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…

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Community Support Evident Through ‘Richland Gives’ Campaign

5 Dec , 2019  

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…

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Giving Tuesday Is Here

3 Dec , 2019  

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…

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Local Fund Makes Largest-Ever Grant

15 Nov , 2019  

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…

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Women’s Fund Seeks Nominations for the JoAnn Dutton Award

10 Sep , 2019  

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…

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Registration is Open for Richland Gives

6 Sep , 2019  

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…

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Foundation Approves Over $300,000 In Grants This Month

15 Aug , 2019  

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $304,278 in grants to area nonprofit organizations during its August meeting.

The board reviewed the $52,561 education grants for the upcoming school year to local teachers for their creative or supplemental programs not covered by school funding. The grants were given to K-12 teachers in public and private Richland County schools to encourage them to develop new programs, projects, or events for their classrooms. More…

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Foundation Awards Over $569,000 In Scholarships

18 Jun , 2019  

The Richland County Foundation recently awarded $569,091 in scholarships to Richland County students. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s financial need and grade point average.

RCF Scholarship Committee Chairwoman Jana Mulherin reported during the June Board of Trustees meeting that 256 students received scholarships from 65 various funds, of those, 86 students will attend a local college or university. More…

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Foundation Approves $2.1 Million In Grants For Richland County Organizations

12 Jun , 2019  

Continuing their investment in the Richland County community and the organizations that make the county a great place to live, work, and play, the Richland County Foundation Board approved a total of $2,141,608 in grants at its June meeting. More…

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