Richland County Foundation building

The historic Ritter House is home to the Richland County Foundation on South Main Street in Mansfield.

MANSFIELD – The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $1,147,667 in grants to nonprofit organizations during its August meeting.

The Foundation awarded $531,300 in scholarships for the 2021-22 school year to Richland County students. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s financial need and grade point average.

A grant was made from an agency designated fund to Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities to create an all-inclusive community park and playground at Sterkel Park in Mansfield.

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

Akron Children’s Hospital Mansfield Facility

Crawford County Education and Economic Partnership

Mansfield Area Y

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield City Schools

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Plymouth Area Historical Society

Plymouth-Shiloh Local Schools

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Renaissance Performing Arts

Richland Academy

Richland County Commissioners - Dog Warden

United Way of Richland County

Waleska United Methodist Church

Special Grants were awarded to:

Blessed to Run

Philanthropy Ohio

Plymouth Local Schools

Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities

One career technical education scholarship was approved for students to earn certifications and credentials at technical institutions. The Scholarship Committee implemented a rolling deadline for CTE scholarships to meet various enrollment deadlines. In aligning with Ohio’s Attainment Goal, the Foundation wants to help fill the gap between job openings and certified employees as well as lead the way to support workforce development through CTE scholarships.

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 the county’s citizens. Working together with donors, the Foundation meets important needs today and plans for a strong future.

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