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Richland County Foundation approves over $2.

5M in grants to nonprofits

MANSFIELD – 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 Intergroup
American Guernsey Foundation
American Red Cross
Ashland University
Mansfield Aviation Club
Buckeye Council Boy Scouts of America
Catalyst Life Services
Center for Individual and Family Services
Children's Dyslexia Center
Childrens Theatre Foundation
City of Ontario, Police Department
Clear Fork Valley Foundation
Community Action for Capable Youth
Discovery School
Domestic Violence Shelter
Downtown Mansfield Inc.
First Christian Church, Mansfield
First Congregational Church
Friendly House Association
Friends of Gorman Nature Center
Richard David Gardner Fund
Habitat for Humanity (Richland County)
Hospice of North Central Ohio
Kingwood Center
Lucas Local Schools
Malabar Farm Foundation
Mansfield 1st Evangelical Presbyterian
Mansfield Area Y
Mansfield Art Center
Mansfield Aviation Club
Mansfield Cancer Foundation
Mansfield Cancer Foundation - Pat Kracker
Mansfield Christian School Endowment
Mansfield City Schools
Mansfield Memorial Homes
Mansfield Playhouse
Mansfield Richland Public Library
Mansfield Rotary Club Foundation, Inc.
Methodist Theological Seminary
Mohican School in the Out-Of-Doors
North Central Ohio Alzheimer's Association
North Central State College
North Central State College Foundation
North End Community Improvement
Ohio Bird Sanctuary
Ohio Genealogical Society
Ohio Health Foundation
Ohio Health MedCentral
Ohio State College of Medicine
Ohio State University-Mansfield
Ontario Local Schools
OSU/NCSC Photo Arts Program
Pioneer Career and Technology Center
RCF Administrative Fund
Renaissance Performing Arts
Richland County Historical Society
Richland Academy of the Arts
Richland Carrousel Park
Richland County Children Services
The New Store
Richland County Historical Society
Richland County Museum
Richland Newhope Center
Richland Newhope Industries
Richland Pregnancy Services
Salvation Army
St. John's Church
The Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.
Third Street Family Health Services
Trapshooting Hall of Fame, Inc.
United Way of Richland County
University Club Foundation
Volunteers of America
Women's Fund at RCF

About the Richland County Foundation

The Richland County Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c3, was established in 1945 as a way for
individuals to pool and invest their gifts for the long-term good of Richland County and its

The Foundation helps people in Richland County give back to their community by investing their
gifts for charity wisely so that grants can be made to improve the quality of life for all of the
county’s citizens. Working together with donors, the Foundation meets important needs today
and plans for a strong future.

CONTACT: Maura Teynor, chief advancement officer, 419-525-3020

February 12, 2019