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Frosting on the Cake: Sweet Donor Strategies in the New Tax Law

By Tim Hilterman   |  January 22, 2018

You love giving. You don't love paying taxes. The new tax structures may hold some good news for you. The answer may lie in a donor-advised fund.

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It is Scholarship Season

By Alan Mitchell   |  January 8, 2018

The scholarship season is upon us once again. One of the many things I get to do here at the foundation is to coordinate scholarships. When I arrived last year I was shocked to find out how easy it is to apply: There are no essays, there are no personal statements, you don't need 1,000 hours of community service and there is no age restriction.

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A Plan to Give at the End of the Year

December 11, 2017

As the year draws to an end, many people are consumed with holiday plans and shopping. You might want to include a plan for charitable giving.

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#RichlandGives Puppet Master

By Allie Watson   |  November 30, 2017

My job on Giving Tuesday is to be supportive, smile and direct traffic. That's it. Seriously. Smile and wave.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: What if we all gave today?

By Maura Teynor   |  November 28, 2017

The opportunity is today during Richland Gives. Our local day of giving coincides with the international day of giving, #GivingTuesday.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Community Action for Capable Youth

November 27, 2017

CACY-Community Action for Capable Youth is a nonprofit agency with the mission of providing education to prevent substance abuse, bullying, and problem gambling in youth and to promote a safe and healthy community for all ages.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Ohio Genealogical Society

November 26, 2017

The Ohio Genealogical Society sees Richland Gives as an opportunity waiting to happen. What do we mean by that? The first year, we saw less than five donors. The second year, spurred by a $1,000 match by the Richland County Foundation, our pool of benefactors jumped to 20.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Richland Academy of the Arts

November 24, 2017

For over 25 years, Richland Academy of the Arts has nurtured local creative talent through an environment of safety, respect, learning, and imagination. We provide quality programming in both the Arts and Education and Development.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: NUHOP

November 23, 2017

Nuhop, home of Camp Nuhop is a small, independent, not-for-profit, experiential education center just outside of Perrysville, OH. The first and foremost mission of Nuhop is our programs catering to children with special needs.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

November 22, 2017

NCOLC: Dedicated to the Healing of Land and People. The North Central Ohio Land Conservancy Inc. is committed to protecting the natural heritage of the North Central Ohio area.  We protect land that is botanically significant using conservation easements and then dedicates the land as a nature preserve.   Our preserves feature forests, prairies, waterfalls, rare species and other natural wonders.   Much of the land we manage has well-maintained hiking trails that are open to the public.  

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: The Ohio State University at Mansfield

November 20, 2017

Hungry to Learn? Or Just Hungry? The Student Emergency Fund and On-Campus Food Pantry serve as the first response measure for students in crisis.¬† Once the immediate need is addressed, then faculty and staff work jointly to provide support to students‚ÄĒcounseling, financial planning, assistance in finding work, or reaching out to social services.¬†

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Ohio Bird Sanctuary

November 18, 2017

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary is a 90-acre preserve located on the headwaters of the Clear Fork Reservoir. The Sanctuary is a resource for the local community and all of Ohio residents to seek care for injured and orphaned birds of prey and songbirds

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Altrusa

November 17, 2017

Altrusa is an international organization (founded in 1917) of business and professional leaders who volunteer their energies and expertise in projects dedicated to the betterment of their community. Membership in Altrusa International, Inc. is an honor and granted by invitation only from a club based in the local community. Locally there are 48 members.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Youth for Christ

November 16, 2017

Hello, my name is Andi King and I am the director of Youth For Christ of Richland County. I work with the juvenile justice ministry and reach out to kids who are incarcerated or who have been involved in the court system. This is such a beautiful ministry. Our group of volunteers goes into facilities to reach out to kids in extremely tough circumstances at home, school, community and neighborhoods.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Downtown Mansfield Inc.

November 13, 2017

he Brickyard is transforming downtown. It is the catalyst to fulfill and create public demand, increase foot traffic and investment, strengthen DMI and enhance the entrepreneurial experiences of both traditional businesses and emerging local artisans. The Brickyard is more then a stage, it’s a self-sustaining, dynamic outdoor performance space suitable for arts, entertainment, weddings, meetings, and community gatherings.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Mansfield Aviation Club

November 13, 2017

The Mansfield Aviation Club (MAC), established in 1949, is pleased to announce that it has been designated as a 501 c (3) organization and is now able to fulfill a key part of its purpose, that being to provide aviation scholarships for others to learn to fly.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Malabar Farm Foundation

November 12, 2017

The Malabar Farm Foundation serves to provide funding and resources in support of Malabar Farm State Park. The Foundation is a non-profit organization funded by charitable donations and staffed by volunteers.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Humane Society

November 9, 2017

On October 11, humane agents of the Humane Society of Richland County responded to a report of a neglected dog at a residence in Mansfield. Upon arrival, they found a young, emaciated mixed-breed female dog living outside in a small kennel filled with urine and feces. Situations like this are common. The Humane Society of Richland County handles an average of 1,000 cases of neglect and abuse annually.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Taking Root Farms

November 8, 2017

Taking Root Farms' mission is to be a part of the solution to the growing need our community faces: providing real choice, real purpose and real living opportunities for the adult with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Heartland Academy

November 7, 2017

Together we can make a difference. Heartland Academy provides education and therapies for children on the Autism Spectrum.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Parent Aide

November 6, 2017

Imagine being a small child and due to family circumstances beyond your control, you are taken from your family and put in another home. By the time you enter High School you have been moved seven times and end up dropping out of school.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Love Inc.

November 5, 2017

Love INC of Greater Mansfield has been serving members of our community since its inception in June of 2011 by the late Bob Sterken and his wife Jane. As a result of their hard work and dedication, we can proudly say that we have grown to have fifteen church partners and we anticipate growing more in the weeks and months to come.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: American Red Cross

November 3, 2017

American Red Cross of Lake Erie Heartland is hosting this year's Festival of Trees, a holiday-themed fundraising effort which serves the emergency and disaster relief of Richland, Ashland, Huron, Lorain, Wayne Counties.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Matthew 25 Outreach Center

November 2, 2017

Matthew 25 Outreach Center is a rapidly growing non-profit organization based in Mansfield. M25OC is a 100% volunteer operated organization that is blessed to be a part of a collaboration of people from more than 20 churches, several local businesses, local schools and many civic organizations.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Mansfield Area Y

November 1, 2017

With the help of Richland Gives, the Mansfield Area Y has been able to implement and maintain a variety of programs such as; Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG, Open Doors, and Safety Around Water. We have plans to enhance and continue all of these crucial programs into 2018 thanks to #RichlandGives and our generous supporters.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Lucas Community Center

October 30, 2017

The Lucas Community Center's (LCC) mission is to provide an uplifting environment that brings hope and joy while improving the quality of life for residents of the Lucas community.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Richland Community Development Group

October 27, 2017

The Richland Community Development Group (RCDG) was formed by and as a group of local citizens dedicated to the enhancement, development, and future of our community's quality of life. Established to complement traditional economic efforts and empower residents to stimulate positive change through the development of volunteer community sectors.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Kingwood Center Gardens

October 26, 2017

Kingwood Center Gardens has been undergoing transformations, and the progress has been exhilarating! Each year marks a dramatic improvement in Kingwood's ability to build upon Mr. King's cherished benevolence and enhance the excellence he envisioned and our guests have come to expect.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Buckeye Council, Boy Scouts of America

October 25, 2017

Success in life often comes down to making the best of any situation. Scouting hands youth situations, and shows them how to make the best of them. It shows them how to build their own shelter in a hailstorm so they will know how to build a solid life. #RichlandGives

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Incentives offered during Richland Gives 

By Maura Teynor   |  October 24, 2017

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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