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MANSFIELD – 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.