Richland County Foundation awards over $1.2 M in grants

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $1,230,106 in grants to nonprofit organizations during its June meeting.

Projects at area nonprofit organizations that received grants from a combination of unrestricted, donor advised and field of interest funds include:

CACY for Project CODE Richland, a safe disposal program for liquid and gel medications

Humane Society of Richland County to provide low cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs

Mid Ohio Educational Service Center to provide certifications for students at Abraxas

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy for expansion of the Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail

Ohio State University at Mansfield Foundation for a mathematics literacy initiative at Mansfield City Schools

Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board for construction of buildings to house a withdrawal management program and drug rehabilitation program at New Beginnings

Salvation Army for its Homeless Prevention Program

Starfish Project of Richland County for its Family Fun Day

The Board of Trustees approved grants from donor advised funds to meet emerging needs at the following organizations:


Artis – Naples                                                   

Avita Health Foundation

Booth Western Art Museum   

Buckeye Council BSA


Children’s Cupboard                     

Denison University                       

Discovery School

Downtown Mansfield, Inc.                         

Flying Horse Farms                                                   

Free Music for Mid-Ohio                                        

Friendly House

Humane Society of Richland County

Kingwood Center

Malawi Orphan Project                

Mansfield Area Y                             

Mansfield City Schools                 

Mansfield Fine Arts Guild (dba Mansfield Art Center)

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center

Mt. Hope Lutheran Church        

NCO Land Conservancy                                           




North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

North Central State College Foundation

Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning

Ohio Genealogical Society                                       

OSU – Mansfield                                             

Pioneer Career & Technology Center     

Plymouth-Shiloh Local Schools                  

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center


Reinhardt University                     

Renaissance Performing Arts     

Richland County Agriculture Society                    

Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board

Salvation Army

Starfish Project                                                          

Third Street Family Health Services

UMADAOP of Mansfield              

About the Richland County Foundation

The Richland County Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization, 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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