Foundation Funds Richland County Fair Show Arena - Richland County Foundation

Foundation Funds Richland County Fair Show Arena

By Maura Teynor

December 13, 2022

(Photo: Cadence Fairchild, a member of the Bibs N’ Boots 4H Club, shows her hog at the Richland County Fair.)

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $1,002,661 in grants during its December meeting.

The Richland County Senior Fair Board received a $100,000 grant to build a larger and more accessible livestock show arena. More than 700 students are involved in 4-H and FFA in Richland County. The new arena will expand education, entertainment, and other activities to enrich youth and the entire community.

The Board of Trustees approved additional grants from the Community Fund and Field of Interest Funds:

Habitat for Humanity of Richland & Crawford Counties for a new house to be built.

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio for an “Inspire to Hire” event for high school juniors and seniors.

Mid-Ohio Guardianship Services, Inc. for guardianship services in Richland County.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio for access to birth control.

Salvation Army for emergency social services.

Seven career technical education scholarships were approved during the meeting. The Scholarship Committee implemented a rolling deadline for CTE scholarships to meet various enrollment deadlines. In aligning with Ohio’s Attainment Goal, the Foundation wants to help fill the gap between job openings and certified employees as well as lead the way to support workforce development through CTE scholarships.

The Board of Trustees also approved donor-advised fund grants to meet the emerging needs of the following organizations:

American Red Cross East Central Ohio Chapter

Bruce Museum

Buckeye Imagination Museum

City of Mansfield

Discovery School

Domestic Violence Shelter

Downtown Mansfield Inc.

Friendly House

Grace Episcopal Church

Habitat for Humanity

Humane Society of Richland County

Idea Works

Junior Achievement

Kingwood Center Gardens

Knox Technical Career Center

Lifeline of Ohio

Lucas Community Center

Madison Adult Career Center

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield City Schools

Mansfield Memorial Museum

Mary McLeod-Bethune Intervention and Enrichment Center

Mid-Ohio Guardianship Services, Inc.

Mid-Ohio Civic Opera

North Central State College

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Ohio State University Foundation

Pioneer Career Technical Center

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Renaissance Performing Arts Association

Resurrection Parish

Richland Astronomical Society

Richland Carrousel Park

Richland Community Development Group

Richland Agricultural Society

Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District

Salvation Army

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church

St. Peter’s Catholic School

The Friends of the Richland County Park District

The New Store

Third Street Family Health Services

United Way of Richland County

Volunteer Florida Foundation

Wayfinders Ohio

YMCA of North Central Ohio

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