Richland County Foundation Approves $262,503 in Grants
The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $262,503 in grants during its April board meeting. Over $100,000 in grants went to fund 24 paid summer interns at Richland County nonprofit organizations from the Fran and Warren Rupp Donor Advised Fund.
The Summertime Kids Committee chaired by Foundation Board of Trustee member Julie McCready and members from the community awarded 35 Summertime Kid grants totaling $63,225.05. The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children.
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:
Akron Children’s Hospital
Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo
City of Mansfield
First Congregational Church
Fun Center Chordsmen
Harmony House Homeless Services, Inc.
Kingwood Center Gardens
Little Buckeye Children's Museum
Mansfield Art Center
North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc
Ohio Bird Sanctuary
Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Renaissance Performing Arts Association
Richland Academy of the Arts
Richland County Foundation
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building
The Friends of Gorman Nature Center
The Salvation Army
United Way of Richland County
Waleska United Methodist Church
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 residents.
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.