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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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#SXSW419 Re-imagining Mansfield - South by Southwest style

By Jay Allred   |  March 1, 2018

On Thursday March 8 of this year 41 local citizens -- with the support of the Richland County Foundation -- are gonna take a big step forward in the re-imagination of Mansfield's central business district.

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Frosting on the Cake: Sweet Donor Strategies in the New Tax Law

By Tim Hilterman   |  January 22, 2018

You love giving. You don't love paying taxes. The new tax structures may hold some good news for you. The answer may lie in a donor-advised fund.

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It is Scholarship Season

By Alan Mitchell   |  January 8, 2018

The scholarship season is upon us once again. One of the many things I get to do here at the foundation is to coordinate scholarships. When I arrived last year I was shocked to find out how easy it is to apply: There are no essays, there are no personal statements, you don't need 1,000 hours of community service and there is no age restriction.

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A Plan to Give at the End of the Year

December 11, 2017

As the year draws to an end, many people are consumed with holiday plans and shopping. You might want to include a plan for charitable giving.

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#RichlandGives Puppet Master

By Allie Watson   |  November 30, 2017

My job on Giving Tuesday is to be supportive, smile and direct traffic. That's it. Seriously. Smile and wave.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: What if we all gave today?

By Maura Teynor   |  November 28, 2017

The opportunity is today during Richland Gives. Our local day of giving coincides with the international day of giving, #GivingTuesday.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Community Action for Capable Youth

November 27, 2017

CACY-Community Action for Capable Youth is a nonprofit agency with the mission of providing education to prevent substance abuse, bullying, and problem gambling in youth and to promote a safe and healthy community for all ages.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Ohio Genealogical Society

November 26, 2017

The Ohio Genealogical Society sees Richland Gives as an opportunity waiting to happen. What do we mean by that? The first year, we saw less than five donors. The second year, spurred by a $1,000 match by the Richland County Foundation, our pool of benefactors jumped to 20.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Richland Academy of the Arts

November 24, 2017

For over 25 years, Richland Academy of the Arts has nurtured local creative talent through an environment of safety, respect, learning, and imagination. We provide quality programming in both the Arts and Education and Development.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: NUHOP

November 23, 2017

Nuhop, home of Camp Nuhop is a small, independent, not-for-profit, experiential education center just outside of Perrysville, OH. The first and foremost mission of Nuhop is our programs catering to children with special needs.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

November 22, 2017

NCOLC: Dedicated to the Healing of Land and People. The North Central Ohio Land Conservancy Inc. is committed to protecting the natural heritage of the North Central Ohio area.  We protect land that is botanically significant using conservation easements and then dedicates the land as a nature preserve.   Our preserves feature forests, prairies, waterfalls, rare species and other natural wonders.   Much of the land we manage has well-maintained hiking trails that are open to the public.  

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: The Ohio State University at Mansfield

November 20, 2017

Hungry to Learn? Or Just Hungry? The Student Emergency Fund and On-Campus Food Pantry serve as the first response measure for students in crisis.  Once the immediate need is addressed, then faculty and staff work jointly to provide support to students—counseling, financial planning, assistance in finding work, or reaching out to social services. 

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Ohio Bird Sanctuary

November 18, 2017

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary is a 90-acre preserve located on the headwaters of the Clear Fork Reservoir. The Sanctuary is a resource for the local community and all of Ohio residents to seek care for injured and orphaned birds of prey and songbirds

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Altrusa

November 17, 2017

Altrusa is an international organization (founded in 1917) of business and professional leaders who volunteer their energies and expertise in projects dedicated to the betterment of their community. Membership in Altrusa International, Inc. is an honor and granted by invitation only from a club based in the local community. Locally there are 48 members.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Youth for Christ

November 16, 2017

Hello, my name is Andi King and I am the director of Youth For Christ of Richland County. I work with the juvenile justice ministry and reach out to kids who are incarcerated or who have been involved in the court system. This is such a beautiful ministry. Our group of volunteers goes into facilities to reach out to kids in extremely tough circumstances at home, school, community and neighborhoods.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Downtown Mansfield Inc.

November 13, 2017

he Brickyard is transforming downtown. It is the catalyst to fulfill and create public demand, increase foot traffic and investment, strengthen DMI and enhance the entrepreneurial experiences of both traditional businesses and emerging local artisans. The Brickyard is more then a stage, it’s a self-sustaining, dynamic outdoor performance space suitable for arts, entertainment, weddings, meetings, and community gatherings.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Mansfield Aviation Club

November 13, 2017

The Mansfield Aviation Club (MAC), established in 1949, is pleased to announce that it has been designated as a 501 c (3) organization and is now able to fulfill a key part of its purpose, that being to provide aviation scholarships for others to learn to fly.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Malabar Farm Foundation

November 12, 2017

The Malabar Farm Foundation serves to provide funding and resources in support of Malabar Farm State Park. The Foundation is a non-profit organization funded by charitable donations and staffed by volunteers.

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#RichlandGives Spotlight: Humane Society

November 9, 2017

On October 11, humane agents of the Humane Society of Richland County responded to a report of a neglected dog at a residence in Mansfield. Upon arrival, they found a young, emaciated mixed-breed female dog living outside in a small kennel filled with urine and feces. Situations like this are common. The Humane Society of Richland County handles an average of 1,000 cases of neglect and abuse annually.

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