Wow, You Are Generous!

By Maura Teynor

November 30, 2016

(Photo: Little Buckeye Children's Museum Executive Director Fred Boll checks the Richland Gives leader board.)

Thanks to generous donors, Richland Gives, 12-hour online day of giving hosted by the Richland County Foundation, raised over $172,000 for 64 Richland County nonprofit organizations.

The Foundation awarded $38,500 in matching grants during the event.

The day is designed to encourage people to contribute to local nonprofits they care about through a single giving platform/website. The foundation hosted the day to build capacity, grow philanthropy and make the community stronger. It allows local organizations to raise funds and awareness as well as cultivate new donors and reinvigorate lapsed donors.

Matching grants of $1,500, $500 and $250 were awarded to the first, second and third place organizations.

The small nonprofit organizations that raised the most during the event were: Little Buckeye Children’s Museum $10,139, Taking Root Farms $5,215 and North Central Ohio Land Conservancy $4,745.

The large nonprofit organizations that raised the most during the event were:  Friendly House$7,810, North Central State College Foundation raised $6,475 and Downtown Mansfield Inc. raised $4,480.

These following organizations were among the first to raise at least $1,000 during Richland Gives and were awarded a $1,000 matching grant:

Small Nonprofit Organizations:

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

Taking Root Farms

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

North Central Ohio Industrial Museum

Love Inc.

Malabar Farm Foundation

Compassion in Action

Starfish Project of Richland County

Exchange Club Parent Aide Program

Linden Road Presbyterian Church

Community Action for Capable Youth

Large Nonprofit Organizations:

Friendly House

North Central State College Foundation

Downtown Mansfield Inc.

Young Men’s Christian Association

Richland County Children’s Auxiliary, aka, The New Store

Heart of Ohio Council, Boy Scouts of America 

Richland Community Development Group

Discovery School

Kingwood Center Gardens

United Way

Mansfield Art Center

Ohio State University Foundation

Renaissance Performing Arts

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

Domestic Violence Shelter

Ohio Genealogical Society

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

A $500 matching grant was awarded to the first 10 nonprofit organizations that raised at least $500 via Richland Gives in 2015 and increased donations this year by at least 30%:

Heart of Ohio Council, Boy Scouts of America

Kingwood Center Gardens

Community Action for Capable Youth

Exchange Club Parent Aide Program

Friendly House

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

Richland County Children’s Auxiliary, aka, The New Store

Taking Root Farms

Young Men’s Christian Association

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