Richland County Foundation Grants $1,271,755 to Local Non-Profits
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
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)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Richland County Foundation visit rcfoundation.org.
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