Richland Gives kickoff art

Richland Gives began on Monday, Nov. 15 and will conclude on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.

MANSFIELD -- This is the seventh year the Richland County Foundation will host Richland Gives.

Since its inception in 2015, Richland Gives has raised $1,435,869. This year the Foundation will offer $100,000 in grant prize incentives to registered Richland County charities.

Richland Gives is designed to encourage people to contribute to local nonprofits they care about through a single giving website. The foundation conducts the day to build capacity, grow philanthropy and make the community stronger.

It allows local organizations to raise funds and awareness as well as cultivate new donors and reinvigorate lapsed donors.

Individuals will be able to donate money to nonprofits from Nov. 15 at 7 a.m. through Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. All donations are tax deductible and donors will receive a record of their giving.

The Foundation will provide toolkits, webinars, outreach support, mass media and social media coverage to make it easy for all nonprofits to participate. Each participating organization will have an individualized web page to promote their cause.

“Richland Gives’ success will depend on our collective enthusiasm and implementation. We are asking nonprofit professionals, volunteers, businesses, and citizens to bring their skills and experiences to this effort,” said Richland County Foundation President Brady Groves.

PRIMARY GOALS of Richland Gives

1. Grow philanthropy in Richland County – bring new donors to our nonprofit organizations.

2. Grow revenue for nonprofit organizations – create a new funding stream.

3. Grow supporters – educate the community on the positive impact on their lives because of Richland County’s nonprofit organizations.

To donate go to richlandgives.org from Nov. 15 through Nov. 30.

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.

We help 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 our citizens.

Working together we can meet important needs today and plan for a strong future.

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