Richland County Foundation Grants $1,271,755 to Local Non-Profits

December 13, 2013

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved grants totaling $763,080. Grants were awarded from unrestricted, field of interest and individual assistance funds to meet emerging needs in Richland County.


OSU Mansfield by and through the OSU Foundation received $300,000 over three years for "The Learning Collaborative Classroom" which will be a space to be utilized by OSU, NCSC students and faculty as well as the community.


Mansfield-Ontario-Richland County Health Department received $4,275.26 for "Safety First: Rural northern Richland County."  This program will educate the Mennonite community in Northern Richland County on First Aid and CPR.


Ohio Bird Sanctuary received a matching grant up to $50,000 for the "Education Building Renovation."  The renovation of this space will allow for OBS to serve more students as well as offer a rental facility for events.


St. Peter’s School received $8,707.62 for "Floor Time" which is a program that serves children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Floor Time is a play-based therapy and alternative to the Applied Behavior Analysis therapy commonly used in Richland County.


Third Street Family Health Services received $87,298 for "Third Street Pediatrics."  This grant is last dollars on a collaborative effort to bring a pediatric practice to Catalyst Life Services


Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center received $7,000.00 for their "Elevator Project." The grant is last dollars in the project and will enable the BNOC to be fully functional again with access to the programs held on the second floor.


Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo received $60,000 for "Community Emergency Services Program."  The grant will serve many needy families with help for their medical and housing needs.


Madison Local Schools received $6,000 for "Transitional Work Experience with Goodwill, Industries" which is a program teaching students with developmental delays important employability skills.


Shelby Help Line Ministries received a 2-year matching grant for up to $120,000 towards the "Shelby Help Line Ministries Building Project which will expand their space and ability to serve the citizens of Shelby.


The Board of Trustees approved the following grants from several donor-advised and donor-designated funds at the suggestion of the donors totaling $508,675:

American Red Cross

Autism Awareness Walk-A-Thon

Boy Scouts of America – Heart of Ohio Council

Buckeye Forest Council

Culliver Reading Center

Discovery School

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (3 grants)

FISH of Shelby

First Congregational Church (4 grants)

Friendly House (3 grants)

Friends of the 179th

Galion Area United Way

Galion Community Center YMCA

Galion Community Foundation

Galion Kiwanis Club

Harmony House (2 grants)

Kingwood Center

Madison Local Schools (2 grants)

Mansfield Art Center (2 grants)

Mansfield City Schools

Mansfield Rotary Club Foundation

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

North Central State College Foundation

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Ohio Environmental Council

Ohio Heartland Community Action

Ohio State University-Mansfield

Plymouth Area Historical Museum

Plymouth-Shiloh Food Pantry

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center ( 2 grants)

Renaissance Performing Arts (2 grants)

Richland Academy of the Arts

Richland Community Development Group

Richland County Children’s Auxiliary

Saint James Episcopal Church

Salvation Army

Shelby Help Line Ministries

Soldiers and Sailors Museum

South Central Local Schools (2 grants)

United Way of Richland County

Volunteers of America



The Foundation’s next competitive grant deadline will be Friday, January 3, 2014.  To apply for a grant, contact Allie Watson, Program Officer at 419.525.3020 or  For more information about Richland County Foundation visit 


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