Generous Donors Make Richland Gives a Success

By Maura Teynor

December 3, 2020

Richland Gives, an online giving event hosted by the Richland County Foundation, raised $356,820 for 83 Richland County nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 2015, Richland Gives has raised $1,435,869.

Richland Gives is designed to encourage people to contribute to local nonprofits they care about through a single giving 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.

The Foundation awarded $34,000 in grants as incentives during the giving event. The nonprofit organizations that raised the most in the small and large nonprofit category were awarded $3,000, for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $500 for third place. 

The winners in the small nonprofit category with annual budgets under $250,000 were:
1st Lucas Community Center
2nd Little Buckeye Children’s Museum
3rd North Central State College Foundation

The winners of the large nonprofit category with annual budgets over $250,000 were:
1st Discovery School
2nd Renaissance Performing Arts
3rd Ohio Bird Sanctuary

The following 15 organizations were the first to raise $1,000 online and were awarded a $1,000 matching grant.
Altrusa
Ohio Genealogical Society
Plymouth Area Historical Society
North Central State College Foundation
Clear Fork Valley Foundation
Richland Pregnancy Services
Discovery School
Mid-Ohio Guardianship Services Inc.
Ohio Bird Sanctuary
Friends of the Gorman Nature Center
Richland Academy of the Arts
Visual Bucket List Foundation
Lucas Community Center
Little Buckeye Children’s Museum
North Central Ohio Industrial Museum

The organizations awarded $500 grants for raising the most money or having the most donors during Golden Ticket hours were:
Lucas Community Center
Kingwood
TWO tickets to Richland Academy of the Arts
Boy Scouts of America, Buckeye Council
Salvation Army
Altrusa
Discovery School
Visual Bucket List Foundation
Renaissance Performing Arts

16 grant prizes worth $250 each were awarded by a random drawing during the Leader Board Watch Party:
Richland Academy of the Arts
Freedom Ridge
Humane Society of Richland County
Community Health Access Project (CHAP)
Richland Pregnancy Services
Catholic Charities
Love our Hero’s
NAMI
Mansfield Art Center
St. Mary of the Snows Catholic School
Idea Works Entrepreneurs Kitchen
Community Action Commission
Clear Fork Valley Foundation
Camp Nuhop
Love Inc.
Salvation Army

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