Board of Trustees recently approved grants totaling $733,598.

February 13, 2014

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved grants totaling $733,598. Grants were awarded from unrestricted, field of interest and individual assistance funds to meet emerging needs in Richland County.

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy received $20,000 to purchase 23 acres of land to complete an extended trail system in the Clearfork River Valley for use by the general public in Richland County. The trail system would connect the Richland B&O Bike Trail starting at North Lake Park with the over 10 miles of hiking trails at Malabar Farm State Park.

Mansfield Area YMCA received a $50,000 matching grant for programs and services support.

Mansfield Memorial Homes received $35,000 for its Homemaker Home Health Program to serve individuals over the age of 60 who require in-home light duty service to maintain a safe hygienic environment.

The RCF Board of Trustees continues to support the Ohio State University at Mansfield Learning Collaborative Classroom with a three-year grant totaling $300,000; the Ashland University College of Nursing with a five-year grant totaling $250,000; and matching grants for the Shelby Helpline Ministries and the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.

The Board of Trustees also approved $628,598 for the following grants from several donor-advised and donor-designated funds at the suggestion of the donors:

A.G. Rhodes/Health of Atlanta, American Red Cross, Ashland University College of Nursing, Big Brothers Big Sisters, City of Mansfield Parks Department, Culliver Reading Center, Discovery School, Domestic Violence Shelter, First Congregational Church, Harmony House, Humane Society of Richland County, Lucas Local Schools, Mansfield Christian School, MedCentral Health System, NECIC, Ohio Bird Sanctuary, Ohio Special Response Team, Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Renaissance Performing Arts (three grants), Resurrection Parish, Richland Carrousel Park, Richland Community Development Group, Richland County Habitat for Humanity, Richland Newhope Industries (six grants), Shadowcliff Lodge, Shelby Helpline Ministries, St. Peter’s Church, Troublesome Horse Rescue and The New Store.


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