Richland County Foundation approves over $2.5M in grants

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $2,544,460 during its February meeting. A grant was awarded from the Community Fund and the Leona M. Miles Fund to the Imagination District to expand the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and Renaissance Performing Arts.Grants were awarded from Individual Assistance Funds to Mansfield Memorial Homes for Rotary Adult Daycare and Raemelton Equestrian Center for equine-based therapy scholarships.

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

American Red Cross

Crawford County United Way

Cousteau Society

Discovery School

Domestic Violence Shelter

Friendly House

Galion Community Center YMCA

Galion Community Foundation

Harmony House

Humane Society

Idea Works

Lucas Local Schools

Mansfield Christian School

Mansfield City Schools

Mansfield Mehock Relays

Mansfield Memorial Homes

Mid Ohio Youth Mentoring

Nature Conservancy

New Store

Ocean Conservancy

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

OhioHealth MedCentral Health System

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center

Ohio State University Foundation

Plymouth Area Historical Society

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Richland County Habitat for Humanity

Shelby Helpline Ministries

United Way of Richland County

The board 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 ceases to exist; the Foundation has the responsibility to ensure that the donor's original intent is met in seeking new suitable organizations. 

The following organizations received grants from donor designated and agency funds:

AA / Mansfield Area IntergroupAmerican Guernsey FoundationAmerican Red CrossAshland UniversityMansfield Aviation ClubBuckeye Council Boy Scouts of AmericaCatalyst Life ServicesCenter for Individual and Family ServicesChildren's Dyslexia CenterChildrens Theatre FoundationCity of Ontario, Police DepartmentClear Fork Valley FoundationCommunity Action for Capable YouthDiscovery SchoolDomestic Violence ShelterDowntown Mansfield Inc.First Christian Church, MansfieldFirst Congregational ChurchFriendly House AssociationFriends of Gorman Nature CenterRichard David Gardner FundHabitat for Humanity (Richland County)Hospice of North Central OhioKingwood CenterLucas Local SchoolsMalabar Farm FoundationMansfield 1st Evangelical Presbyterian Mansfield Area YMansfield Art CenterMansfield Aviation ClubMansfield Cancer FoundationMansfield Cancer Foundation - Pat KrackerMansfield Christian School EndowmentMansfield City SchoolsMansfield Memorial HomesMansfield PlayhouseMansfield Richland Public Library Mansfield Rotary Club Foundation, Inc.Methodist Theological SeminaryMohican School in the Out-Of-DoorsNorth Central Ohio Alzheimer's AssociationNorth Central State CollegeNorth Central State College FoundationNorth End Community Improvement CollaborativeOhio Bird SanctuaryOhio Genealogical SocietyOhio Health FoundationOhio Health MedCentralOhio State College of MedicineOhio State University-MansfieldOntario Local SchoolsOSU/NCSC Photo Arts ProgramPioneer Career and Technology Center RCF Administrative Fund Renaissance Performing ArtsRichland County Historical SocietyRichland Academy of the ArtsRichland Carrousel ParkRichland County Children ServicesThe New StoreRichland County Historical SocietyRichland County MuseumRichland Newhope Center Richland Newhope IndustriesRichland Pregnancy ServicesSalvation ArmySt. John's ChurchThe Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.Third Street Family Health ServicesTrapshooting Hall of Fame, Inc.United Way of Richland County University Club FoundationVolunteers of AmericaWomen's Fund at RCF


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