MANSFIELD – The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $524,558 in grants during its December meeting.
As part of the Mansfield Rising Plan, the Foundation approved a grant to spearhead a community branding effort. The grant was awarded to Richland Community Development Group to hire Cubic Creative of Tulsa, Oklahoma to research and collect data to build an authentic brand story.
The Mansfield Rising team determined a cohesive powerful and positive story will foster economic development efforts, tourism, talent attraction and build civic pride.
Other organizations funding the branding project are Destination Mansfield, Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, Mechanics Bank, Richland Bank, and the Richland County Commissioners.
Mansfield Rising is a citizen led plan backed by the Foundation to continue the revitalization of downtown Mansfield. For more details go to richlandcountyfoundation.org and click the Community Impact tab.
Other community grants approved by the board of trustees are:
Junior Achievement to expand its programs in Richland County schools.
Domestic Violence Shelter to hire a development director.
Salvation Army to provide emergency social services to low income residents.
The Board of Trustees also approved other grants to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:
Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio
Ashland Schines Theater
Blue Rose Mission
Boy Scouts of America, Buckeye Council
Catalyst Life Services
Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo
City of Mansfield
Clear Fork Valley Foundation
Community Foundation of Otsego County
Cooperstown Food Pantry
Crawford United Way
Domestic Violence Shelter
Family Planning of South Central New York
First Congregational Church
Friends of Gorman Nature Center
Funk Heritage Center
Galion Community Center YMCA
Galion Community Foundation
Humane Society of Richland County
Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio
Linden Road Presbyterian Church
Little Buckeye Children’s Museum
Love in the Name of Christ
Lucas Community Center
Malabar Farm Foundation
Mansfield Area Y
Mansfield Art Center
Mansfield Kiwanis Club
Mansfield-Richland Area Educational Foundation
NAMI of Richland County
North End Community Improvement Collaborative
North Central Ohio Land Conservancy
North Central State College Foundation
Ohio Bird Sanctuary
Ohio Genealogical Society
Ohio Heartland Community Action Center
Ohio State University Foundation
Old Growth Forest Network
Ontario Police Department Fund
Pathfinder Village Foundation
Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Richland Community Development Group
Renaissance Performing Arts
Richland Academy of the Arts
Richland Carrousel Park
Richland County Humane Society
Richland Pregnancy Services
Soldiers and Sailors Museum
Southwest Little League
St. Peter’s Music Series
Supporters of Delnor Wiggins Park Inc.
Taking Root Farms
The Brookwood School
The Family Service Association
The Ocean Conservancy
The Springbrook Foundation
Triple 777 Ranch and Equine Rehab Facility
United Way of Ashland County
United Way of North Central Ohio serving Crawford County
United Way of Richland County
Visual Bucket List
Waleska United Methodist Church
Wayne Center for the Arts
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.