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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   |  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   |  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   |  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   |  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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