MANSFIELD -- Richland Gives, an online giving event hosted by the Richland County Foundation, raised $316,049 for 92 Richland County nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 2015, Richland Gives has raised $1,041,049.
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 $43,500 in grants as incentives during the giving event. The nonprofit organizations that raised the most in the small nonprofit category and the 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, raised online $27,355, awarded a $3,000 grant.
2nd North Central State College Foundation, raised online $9,325, awarded a $1,500 grant.
3rd Ohio Bird Sanctuary, raised online $8,545, awarded a $500 grant.
The winners of the large nonprofit category with annual budgets over $250,000 were:
1st Richland Academy of the Arts, raised online $25,855, awarded a $3,000 grant.
2nd Renaissance Performing Arts, raised online $17,660, awarded a $1,500 grant.
3rd Discovery School, raised online $14,750, awarded a $500 grant.
These following 25 organizations were the first to raise $1,000 online and were awarded a $1,000 matching grant. Listed in the order of achieving the goal.
Clear Fork Valley Foundation
Mansfield-Richland Area Educational Foundation
Malabar Farm Foundation
Boy Scouts of America, Buckeye Council
Ontario Police Department Fund
Richland Academy of the Arts
Mansfield Kiwanis Club
Little Buckeye Children’s Museum
Lucas Community Center
Friends of the Gorman Nature Center
Mansfield Art Center
Humane Society of Richland County
North Central State College Foundation
Taking Root Farms
NAMI of Richland County
Catalyst Life Services
Blue Rose Mission
Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo
Linden Road Presbyterian Church
Love in the Name of Christ
Neos Dance Theatre
Richland Carrousel Park
Visual Bucket List
$500 grants were awarded to the first five nonprofit organizations that raised at least $500 during Richland Gives in 2018 and increased donations this year by at least 30%: NAMI, Friends of Gorman Nature Center, Mansfield-Richland Area Educational Foundation, Malabar Farm Foundation and Richland Pregnancy Services.
The organizations awarded $500 grants for raising the most money during the Golden Ticket hours were: two tickets to Richland Academy of the Arts, and one ticket to the following organizations; Lucas Community Center, Discovery School, Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and Friendly House.
Six $500 matching grants were awarded during the Leader Board Watch Party: Ohio Genealogical Society, Ohio Bird Sanctuary, Triple 777 Ranch & Equine Rehab Facility, Richland Pregnancy Services, Harmony House and Discovery School.
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.