Richland Gives, an online giving event hosted by the Richland County Foundation, raised $504,504, via 1,220 donors for 86 Richland County nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 2015, Richland Gives has raised $1,940,373.
As the stock market continues to recover, perhaps you have seen significant gains in your portfolio, or maybe you invested in a stock that skyrocketed and now your portfolio is out of balance. If you have a heart for nonprofits, we have some good
Make a Gift of a Lifetime IRA Transfers to the Richland County Foundation Individuals aged 70 ½ and older can transfer up to $100,000 annually from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to the Richland County Foundation without being federally taxed.
Women’s Fund Celebrates is 25th Anniversary (Photo: Women’s Fund Advisory Committee members left to right front row: Amy Hiner, Margaret Lin, Linda Smith, Elizabeth Daniels, Heidi Jones, vice-chair, and Kristine Lindeman, chairwoman. Back row l to r: Nikki Lewis, Sarah Horrigan-Ramos, Amy Brunell, Carol Payton, Deanna West-Torrence, Brigitte Coles, Debra Weaver, and Veronica Williams Payne. Second photo: Cathy Goldman, JoAnn Dutton’s daughter, awards the JoAnn Dutton Volunteer Service Award to Women’s Fund Founder Linda Smith) MANSFIELD - The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and awarded its annual grants. The Women’s Fund, established in 1996 as a permanent endowment, has grown to over $2 million. The WF has awarded close to $484,000 in grants impacting hundreds of lives. The original founders were Linda Smith, Suzanne Davis, Dr. Erin Fain, Catherine Goldman, Carol Goldman, Edith Humphrey, Joanne Humphrey, Carol Payton, Bets Risser, and Suzanne Wilson. The founders were recognized and given a 25th anniversary necklace to mark the occasion. For the third year in a row, the WF awarded $25,000 to Richland County Youth and Family Council for the childcare initiative. RCYFC has matched the $25,000 each year of this project. In its strategic plan, the Women’s Fund is committed to making quality childcare affordable and accessible to all women.
What is Gift of Grain? Farmers looking to minimize their tax liability and contribute to their community can donate crops to the Richland County Foundation via a local elevator. The producer can select a fund, such as the Gift of Grain Fund, to receive the donation. Grants are made to agriculture-related nonprofits such as FFA or 4H.
James Brook's code of conduct was a simple one: believe in God and trust in God's mercy and blessings. Take care of your family and those who depend on you. Do good where and when you can and have some fun along the way. A fund was set up to memorialize James Brook.
The leadership at The Domestic Violence Shelter wants to ensure its financial future. So, the board recently approved setting up an agency endowed fund at the Richland County Foundation.
According to his family, Alex Switzer was a kind, generous person who loved kids, senior citizens, dogs, and fishing. He died in a car accident in May, he was just 23 years old. His mother set up a donor-advised fund to donate to charities he would have wanted to support.
Richland Gives registration for Richland County-based nonprofit organizations is open through October 31. It is free; however, nonprofit organizations must register each year.
Due to an increase in COVID cases in our community, the Women's Fund has decided to postpone its event, Sparking a Joy for Giving with Philanthropy Ohio President and CEO, Deborah Aubert Thomas.
The Teacher Assistance Program 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 awarded. The Richland County Foundation awarded more than $$73,792.96 in educational program grants for the upcoming school year to local teachers for their creative or supplemental programs not covered by school funding.
Doug Castle was a local educator whose 50-year career spanned all aspects of education in Richland County. He had a special place in his heart for the underdog. When he died of brain cancer in 2018, his family established the Doug Castle Legacy Fund at the Richland County Foundation to carry on his work and honor his life. His wife, Liz; son, Michael, and daughter, Beth, want the fund to help in many areas including education, racial equity and inclusion, mentorship, and community building.
The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation is offering people a way to honor special women in their lives with a Mother’s Day gift to benefit women and girls in this community. Donors can make a gift to honor a special woman or in memory of a loved one. Donations will support the Women’s Fund’s grant-making.
The Richland County Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children. The Summertime Kids Committee Chaired by Foundation Board of Trustee member Jotika Shetty along with members from the community awarded $44,648 in Summertime Kid grants. The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational, and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children.
Foundation President Brady Groves was awarded the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development Chairman's Award during the annual meeting. Here is the video produced by DRM Productions for the event.
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, an online giving event, will start at 7 a.m. on November 16 and culminate on December 1 at 7 p.m.
Did you know that the nonprofit organization, Friends of the Gorman Nature Center, provides financial support to more than just the Gorman Nature Center? It also includes partial funding for the Richland B&O Bike Trail and the newly acquired Flem
WMFD-TV's Focus on North Central Ohio recently featured the Foundation. Chelley Kemper interviewed President Brady Groves and Chief Advancement Officer Maura Teynor about COVID-19 Response, Richland Gives, and the Women's Fund.
The Richland County Foundation email system recently was infected with a virus/malware.
Family and Friends of the Emily Campbell Brown and Dr. Charles Gailey Brown First Generation to College Fund held a fundraiser on September 3. Scholarship recipients, local educators, and others talked about the impact of the scholarship fund.
The JoAnn Dutton Volunteer Community Service Award celebrates and honors women who devote a significant amount of time and energy in a meaningful way to local charitable organizations which makes our community a better place to live.
The Richland County Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children. The Summertime Kids Committee Chaired by Foundation Board of Trustee member Jotika Shetty along with members from the community awarded $44,556 in Summertime Kid grants.
The Regional Manufacturing Coalition Ohio recently established a donor-advised fund to further its mission which is to support North Central Ohio manufacturers through education, training, and networking. RMC serves Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox and Morrow counties.
We are built for this. That was my response to a reporter who asked how the Richland County Foundation was going to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in Richland County.
With most of the corporations that provided financial support and volunteer board leadership to the non-profit sector now having been gone for decades; what is the new reality of philanthropy in Ohio in smaller legacy cities?
Katy Ault Phillips was a very giving person and now a memorial scholarship fund has been set up to remember her. Katy passed away in 2012 at the age of 30 from melanoma.
Brigette Burnell and her husband, Scott Evans, like to include their children in the conversation about why giving is important.