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A Beloved Swim Coach is Remembered

By Maura Teynor   |  March 27, 2019

Jim and Nancy Shoenfelt along with a group of family and friends recently established the Steve Shoenfelt Memorial Scholarship Fund. Steve was Jim and Nancy's son who passed away unexpectedly last November.

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Patricia Maxwell Scholarship Fund

March 12, 2019

The Patricia Maxwell Scholarship Fund was established to award scholarships to Ontario High School graduates with learning disabilities to further their education at a trade school or college.

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Doug Castle Legacy Fund

March 5, 2019

Doug Castle Legacy Fund

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Mansfield Rising Plan Rolls Out

By Maura Teynor   |  February 28, 2019

Downtown Mansfield has been on a revitalization path since 1991 when the Richland Carrousel Park opened. During the planning, many people in the community scoffed at the idea that a wooden carrousel could improve downtown. Twenty-eight years later, many would agree it was a fantastic idea. The vision is for Mansfield to become an optimal place to conduct business, gather and live. This vision can be achieved through five key areas: effective land use, wayfinding, technical assistance for business, branding, and marketing, and safety.

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The Remy-McCollough Family Trust

By Maura Teynor   |  February 26, 2019

Life's circumstances, experiences, and fortunes inspired David and Therese Remy to give back to their community. They established The Remy-McCollough Family Trust at the Richland County Foundation in memory of his parents.

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Jana and Pat Mulherin Fund

By Maura Teynor   |  February 20, 2019

Jana and Pat Mulherin recently established a donor-advised fund at the Richland County Foundation. When asked why they did it, they both replied, "We want to continue to give back to our community. There are a lot of positive things happening."

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Christ Lutheran Church of Lexington Sets Up a Scholarship Fund

February 13, 2019

Christ Lutheran Church of Lexington Scholarship Fund

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Summertime Kid Grants Available

January 15, 2019

We are accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for our Summertime Kids (STK) grant program. The program grants are for nonprofit agencies to provide safe, fun-filled activities for Richland County children during the summer months.

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Local Residents Can Apply for Scholarships Online

By Maura Teynor   |  January 2, 2019

The Richland County Foundation announces its college and trade school scholarship applications for the 2019-20 school year are now available online at

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Foundation Welcomes a New Community Investment Officer

By Maura Teynor   |  December 14, 2018

Siera Marth has been named the community investment officer at the Richland County Foundation.

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Community Foundation approves the Mansfield Rising Plan (SXSW419)

December 12, 2018

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved a plan to invest in downtown Mansfield called Mansfield Rising during its December meeting.

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The Next Level of the Osborne Meese Academy

By Allie Watson   |  December 4, 2018

When local nonprofits are operating at an optimal level, grants made by the Richland County Foundation make the most impact.

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What if we all gave on the same day?

By Maura Teynor   |  November 1, 2018

Close to 70 nonprofit organizations are participating in Richland Gives this year. Last year a community of donors contributed over $200,000 on the day of giving. #RichlandGives

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Foundation Seeks  Partners to Improve Downtown  Mansfield

By Allie Watson   |  October 30, 2018

The Richland County Foundation has embarked on a new and exciting path to fund investment in Downtown Mansfield. It started with an idea to send 15 individuals who live, work, and play in the city to the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, TX.

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See Tomorrow's Ideas Today

By Maura Teynor   |  September 21, 2018

Richland Idea Audition

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Would you like to work at the Richland County Foundation?

September 5, 2018

We have a job opening for a Community Investment Officer.

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Richland Gives Registration is Open

By Maura Teynor   |  August 9, 2018

Registration is open to Richland County nonprofit organizations for Richland Gives, a day of giving, hosted by the Richland County Foundation. It is free but nonprofits must register each year to participate via Registration will close October 30.

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Local teachers receive grants for classroom projects

By Maura Teynor   |  July 31, 2018

Foundation awards grants to local teachers Foundation awards grants to local teachers MANSFIELD – The Richland County Foundation awarded $57,493 in educational program grants for the upcoming school year to local teachers for their creative or supplemental programs not covered by school funding. The grants are given to K-12 teachers in public or private Richland County schools to encourage them to develop new programs, projects, or events for their classrooms. The following grants were selected by a committee comprised of Richland County Foundation board members, teachers and community volunteers.

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How to Give Following Tax Reform

July 18, 2018

The Tax Cut & Jobs Act (Tax Reform) almost doubles the size of the standard deduction from $6,350 to $12,000 for single taxpayers. For couples filing jointly the standard deduction increases from $12,700 to $24,000. so what are your options for charitable giving? IRA rollover, Charitable Gift Annuity, tax bunching are options you should discuss with your tax professional.

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Seeking people with great ideas

By Maura Teynor   |  July 12, 2018

Do you have a fantastic idea for a new business or product? You can enter it in the Richland Idea Audition.

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You Can Support the Malabar Farm Foundation

By Maura Teynor   |  July 9, 2018

The Malabar Farm Foundation recently established an endowed fund at the Richland County Foundation. The fund is to help plan for the future of the beloved Malabar Farm State Park.

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#SXSW419 Team Plans for Downtown Mansfield

By Maura Teynor   |  July 6, 2018

#SXSW419 Team Plans for Downtown Mansfield gathering input from the public

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Building Community with Grants

By Maura Teynor   |  April 4, 2018

Blackfork Commons Amphitheater: The Black Fork Commons Park opened in Shelby in 2015 in an area susceptible to flooding. The City of Shelby acquired the property and the Shelby Park Board contracted a consultant to develop the park which has attracte

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Jones Porter Nauman Family Fund

By Maura Teynor   |  April 2, 2018

I do not have enough money to open a fund at the foundation, no matter what my financial planner said. Janny Nauman grew up in a middle class family so she questioned whether she could. She did.

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Protecting nature preserves is the mission of a new fund at the Foundation

March 30, 2018

Protecting nature preserves is the mission of a new fund at the Foundation

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Dr. Stephen Alan Hill Memorial Fund

By Maura Teynor   |  March 29, 2018

Dr. Stephen Alan Hill Memorial Fund was established by his wife, Cyndi, established a donor-advised fund as a way to memorialize her late husband.

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Donor Establishes a Fund to Honor Mary Ann Nore

March 26, 2018

The Mary Ann Nore Donor Advised Fund was established by an anonymous donor as a way to honor Mary Ann Nore.

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Mansfield Rotary Club Invests in its Future

By David Crawford   |  March 22, 2018

To ensure a long-term, stable source of funding, the Rotary Club of Mansfield has established three endowed funds over the years at the Richland County Foundation.

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#SXSW419 Re-imagining Mansfield

By Allie Watson   |  March 5, 2018

People tell stories about when it was scary to walk downtown, when crime was high and the lights were low, when there were more bars and massage parlors than restaurants and attractions. My memory does not go back that far. I can remember when the Carrousel was being built.

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Donors support law enforcement 2X

By Maura Teynor   |  March 2, 2018

Merris and Jean Welge are behind local law enforcement 100%. To help support police officers in our community they have established two designated funds, one for the Ontario Police Department and one for the Mansfield Police Department.

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