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MANSFIELD -- Richland Gives, an online giving event hosted by the Richland County Foundation, raised $356,820 for 83 Richland County nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 2015, Richland Gives has raised $1,435,869.

Richland Gives is designed to encourage people to contribute to local nonprofits they care about through a single giving website. The foundation hosted 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.

The Foundation awarded $34,000 in grants as incentives during the giving event. The nonprofit organizations that raised the most in the small and large nonprofit category were awarded $3,000, for first place, $1,500 for second place and $500 for third place.

The winners in the small nonprofit category with annual budgets under $250,000 were:

1st Lucas Community Center

2nd Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

3rd North Central State College Foundation

The winners of the large nonprofit category with annual budgets over $250,000 were:

1st Discovery School

2nd Renaissance Performing Arts

3rd Ohio Bird Sanctuary

These following 15 organizations were the first to raise $1,000 online and were awarded a $1,000 matching grant.

Altrusa

Ohio Genealogical Society

Plymouth Area Historical Society

North Central State College Foundation

Clear Fork Valley Foundation

Richland Pregnancy Services

Discovery School

Mid-Ohio Guardianship Services Inc.

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Friends of the Gorman Nature Center

Richland Academy of the Arts

Visual Bucket List Foundation

Lucas Community Center

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

North Central Ohio Industrial Museum

The organizations awarded $500 grants for raising the most money or having the most donors during Golden Ticket hours were:

Lucas Community Center

Kingwood

Two tickets to Richland Academy of the Arts

Boy Scouts of America, Buckeye Council

Salvation Army

Altrusa

Discovery School

Visual Bucket List Foundation

Renaissance Performing Arts

16 grant prizes worth $250 each were awarded by a random drawing during the Leader Board

Watch Party:

Richland Academy of the Arts

Freedom Ridge

Humane Society of Richland County

Community Health Access Project (CHAP)

Richland Pregnancy Services

Catholic Charities

Love our Hero’s

NAMI

Mansfield Art Center

St. Mary of the Snows Catholic School

Idea Works Entrepreneurs Kitchen

Community Action Commission

Clear Fork Valley Foundation

Camp Nuhop

Love Inc.

Salvation Army

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