Maura Teynor

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Why do you give?

Why do you give? The Foundation is welcoming five new members to its board of trustees who will give their time and expertise to guide the foundation.
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The Foundation is a #PokemonGO landmark!

We are a #PokemonGo landmark!
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Local teachers receive $55,000 in grants

The Richland County Foundation awarded over $55,000 in Teacher Assistance Program grants for the upcoming school year to 55 local teachers for their creative and innovative supplemental programs not covered by school funding.
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Join our team!

The Richland County Foundation has an opening for a community investment officer. Please take a look at the job description for duties and requirements.
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What if we all gave on the same day?

The day is designed to encourage everyone to contribute to local nonprofits they care about through a single giving platform/website. The Richland County Foundation is hosting the day to build capacity, grow philanthropy and make the community stronger.
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Wow, You Are Generous!

Richland Gives, an online day of giving hosted by the Richland County Foundation, raises over $172,000 for local nonprofit organizations.
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What Happened to Civility?

The Women's Fund of the Richland County Foundation will host a roundtable discussion entitled What Happened to Civility January 25 at 7 p.m. Women's Fund Chair and OSU Mansfield Lecturer Paula Cohen will facilitate the discussion and help individuals develop a three-point plan to become a part of the solution.
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The Foundation Welcomes a Community Investment Officer

Alan Mitchell II has been named the community investment officer at the Richland County Foundation.
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Foundation kicks off third year of its Osborne Meese Academy

The Richland CountyFoundation held an orientation January 12 for staff members from 15 nonprofit organizations to kick off its third year of the Osborne Meese Academy. The program is designed to build and support nonprofit organizations and to act as a catalyst.
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Betty Martin Establishes an Elementary Education Fund

Betty Martin recently established a field-of-interest fund to support elementary education in the Mansfield City School District. She taught at Carpenter Elementary School for 28 years and is passionate about educating children.
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Richland County Foundation Connections Fund awards over $20,000 in grants

The Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation announced its 2017 grants during its Winter Reception January 27 held at the foundation. The Connections Fund donors approved $20,000 in grants this year.
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Economic metrics are the focus of community dashboard

A new website has been launched to track the economic health of the local community. RichlandVitalSigns.com is a key piece of the Richland County Foundation's five-year transformative economic development strategic plan.
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What goes on at a community foundation?

I am working on the annual report and thought I would share some FAQs. What is a community foundation? A community foundation is an independent, tax-exempt public charity whose mission is to accept and administer charitable gifts and bequests, regardless of size, for the benefit of the local community. Community foundations fulfill donors’ charitable goals by awarding grants that meet a broad range of community needs, from the arts to basic human needs, to the environment.Typically, a community foundation is comprised of many separate component funds. Unlike private foundations, community foundations funds come from many sources, including individuals and families, businesses, and other nonprofit organizations.The first community foundation started in 1904 in Cleveland, Ohio. Today there are over 700 independent community foundations located across the country.
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Summertime programs for children receive funding

The Richland County Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children. A committee of Foundation Board of Trustees and community members awarded 20 grants totaling $39,416. The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational
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A Lexington Church Continues its Legacy

The church no longer exists but its legacy will live on. The Lexington First Congregational Church established a fund at the Richland County Foundation.
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Community Building Highlighted During Annual Meeting

Over 100 people attended to hear messages from Foundation President Brady Groves and Linden Road Presbyterian Lead Pastor Tom Roepke. Both men talked about the need to work together to improve the community.
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Foundation hosts professional advisor seminar

Attorneys, CPAs and Certified Financial Planners can earn one continuing education credit hour. The lunch and seminar are free. Seating is limited and a RSVP is required by June 2. Please call the Richland County Foundation at 419-525-3020. 
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Making Strides on a 5-Year Economic Development Strategy

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved funding for economic development projects. Foundation President Brady Groves said “Richland County is at a pivotal point in its economic evolution. The groundwork has been laid, key people have been hired, organizations are working together and we are now poised to make significant strides.”
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Incentives offered during Richland Gives 

Thanks to the generosity of donors at the Richland County Foundation, incentives will be awarded as grants to nonprofit organizations participating in Richland Gives, beyond what they raised from online donations.
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Nonprofits can sign up for Richland Gives

Registration is open to Richland County nonprofit organizations for Richland Gives, a day of giving, hosted by the Richland County Foundation. It is free but nonprofits must register each year to participate via RichlandGives.org. Registration will close October 30.
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#RichlandGives Spotlight: What if we all gave today?

The opportunity is today during Richland Gives. Our local day of giving coincides with the international day of giving, #GivingTuesday.
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Donors support law enforcement 2X

Merris and Jean Welge are behind local law enforcement 100%. To help support police officers in our community they have established two designated funds, one for the Ontario Police Department and one for the Mansfield Police Department.
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Jones Porter Nauman Family Fund

I do not have enough money to open a fund at the foundation, no matter what my financial planner said. Janny Nauman grew up in a middle class family so she questioned whether she could. She did.
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Building Community with Grants

Blackfork Commons Amphitheater: The Black Fork Commons Park opened in Shelby in 2015 in an area susceptible to flooding. The City of Shelby acquired the property and the Shelby Park Board contracted a consultant to develop the park which has attracte
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Dr. Stephen Alan Hill Memorial Fund

Dr. Stephen Alan Hill Memorial Fund was established by his wife, Cyndi, established a donor-advised fund as a way to memorialize her late husband.
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You Can Support the Malabar Farm Foundation

The Malabar Farm Foundation recently established an endowed fund at the Richland County Foundation. The fund is to help plan for the future of the beloved Malabar Farm State Park.
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Seeking people with great ideas

Do you have a fantastic idea for a new business or product? You can enter it in the Richland Idea Audition.
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#SXSW419 Team Plans for Downtown Mansfield

#SXSW419 Team Plans for Downtown Mansfield gathering input from the public
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Local teachers receive grants for classroom projects

Foundation awards grants to local teachers Foundation awards grants to local teachers MANSFIELD – The Richland County Foundation awarded $57,493 in educational program grants for the upcoming school year to local teachers for their creative or supplemental programs not covered by school funding. The grants are given to K-12 teachers in public or private Richland County schools to encourage them to develop new programs, projects, or events for their classrooms. The following grants were selected by a committee comprised of Richland County Foundation board members, teachers and community volunteers.
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Richland Gives Registration is Open

Registration is open to Richland County nonprofit organizations for Richland Gives, a day of giving, hosted by the Richland County Foundation. It is free but nonprofits must register each year to participate via RichlandGives.org. Registration will close October 30.
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See Tomorrow's Ideas Today

Richland Idea Audition
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What if we all gave on the same day?

Close to 70 nonprofit organizations are participating in Richland Gives this year. Last year a community of donors contributed over $200,000 on the day of giving. #RichlandGives
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