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

Ashland University

Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo

Children's Cupboard

City of Mansfield

Discovery School

First Congregational Church

Fun Center Chordsmen

Harmony House Homeless Services, Inc.

Kingwood Center Gardens

Little Buckeye Children's Museum

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield UMADAOP

Mosaic Church

NCSC Foundation

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc

Ohio Bird Sanctuary


Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center


Reinhardt University

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.

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