MANSFIELD,OH– The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $1,073,665 during its April board meeting.
Of that total, almost $174,000 went to fund youth in the community over the summer including 24 paid interns at Richland County nonprofit organizations from the Fran and Warren Rupp Donor Advised Fund.
The Board of Trustees approved a grant from the Community Fund to the City of Mansfield Parks Department to support a summer recreation program. The money will pay for eight full-time summer interns. Because of this investment, hundreds of children will have a place to go weekdays during the summer for outdoor play and lunch.
The city will pay for supplies and will partner with a local organization to feed the children lunch.
A committee of Foundation Board of Trustees and community members approved 20 Summertime Kids grants totaling $39,416. 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 $1,000,649 in 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:
Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center
Domestic Violence Shelter
Downtown Mansfield Inc.
First Congregational Church
Hospice of North Central Ohio
Kingwood Center Gardens
Little Buckeye Children’s Museum
Mansfield Art Center
Mansfield Area Y
Mansfield City Schools
North End Community Improvement Collaborative
Ohio Bird Sanctuary
Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Renaissance Performing Arts
Richland Academy of the Arts
Richland County Park District
Richland Veteran Mentor Program
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater
Salvation Army Dewald Community Center
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.