Foundation Supports Summer Fun for Local Children - Richland County Foundation

Foundation Supports Summer Fun for Local Children

By Maura Teynor

May 10, 2023

(Photo: The First English Lutheran Church Early Learning Center was awarded a grant last summer to instruct children about gardening.)

The Richland County Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children. The Summertime Kids Committee Chaired by Foundation Board of Trustee member Karen Bierly along with members from the community approved $65,501 in Summertime Kid grants. The grants of up to $2,500 support creative, educational, and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children.

The Summertime Kids Committee wishes local children an incredibly happy summer.

The following STK grants were approved:

Buckeye Imagination Museum                       Mobile Imagination Stations

Camp Nuhop                                                  Summer Camp

Crossroads Church Kids’ Ministry                  KidCon

Girl Scouts of Ohio Heartland Council            Blended Trails Day Camp

First English Lutheran Early Learning Center  Art in Action

Friendly House                                                Summer Fun Program

Friends of Richland Co. Park District              Critter Camp

Heart City Church                                           Summer Adventure Camp

Hospice of North Central Ohio                        Camp Hope

K-City Childcare & Preschool                         Travels Through the Ages

Kingwood Center Gardens                             Cultivation Education

LifeCare Alliance                                             CODA Camp Programs

Love On A Mission                                          Community Quilt Program

Mansfield Art Center                                        Art Within Reach

Mansfield Playhouse                                       “My Son Pinocchio, Jr.”

Mt. Vernon Nazarene University                      Academic Summer Camp Scholarships

NECIC                                                             Summer Manufacturing Institute Camp

Ohio Bird Sanctuary                                        Nature Camp

Renaissance Performing Arts                          Broadway Camp and Broadway Camp Showz!

Richland Astronomical Society                        Planetarium Stars and Planets

Salvation Army Dewald Center                       Summer Zone

Shelby City Schools                                        Camp Invention

Shelby City Schools                                        Safety Town

Village of Shiloh                                              Fun for Preschoolers

YWCA of North Central Ohio                          YMCA Safety Town


STK grants funded via Field of Interest Funds:

Independent Living Center of NCO                 Artistic Expression

Princess Endowment                                      FIELD Strong Summer Camp

Richland Newhope                                         Campership Program

Zoe’ Learning Center                                      Summer Field Trip

Unstoppables                                                 UYS Baseball Program Needs


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