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Join our team!

By Maura Teynor   |  August 11, 2016

The Richland County Foundation has an opening for a community investment officer. Please take a look at the job description for duties and requirements.

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Local teachers receive $55,000 in grants

By Maura Teynor   |  August 9, 2016

The Richland County Foundation awarded over $55,000 in Teacher Assistance Program grants for the upcoming school year to 55 local teachers for their creative and innovative supplemental programs not covered by school funding.

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Justin and Lynn Marotta Fund

August 3, 2016

The Justin and Lynn Marotta Fund was recently established as a means to promote horticulture in our region.

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Mind Body Align establishes charitable fund

July 25, 2016

Mind Body Align Charitable Fund fund will support projects that support women and empower them to lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Examples include, but are not limited to: alternative wellness, women's entrepreneurship, yoga for underserved populations, healthy foods initiatives, arts & culture, and professional development.

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The Foundation is a #PokemonGO landmark!

By Maura Teynor   |  July 12, 2016

We are a #PokemonGo landmark!

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Why do you give?

By Maura Teynor   |  May 17, 2016

Why do you give? The Foundation is welcoming five new members to its board of trustees who will give their time and expertise to guide the foundation.

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Shelby's gifts

By   |  April 11, 2016

Guest Blogger Tim Cooper His comments on April 6 to kick off the Lifeline of Ohio Torch Run for Life to bring awareness to organ and tissue donation.

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Scholarship application deadline is fast approaching

March 15, 2016

The Foundation transitioned from a paper application to an online form to make it easier for students to apply for scholarships. The deadline is April 1 at 11:59 p.m.

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Connections Fund members select new leaders

March 10, 2016

The Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation Advisory Committee recently selected new co-chairs; Cristen Gilbert and Dr. Amy Staker-Breitinger.

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How to start a new fund

March 7, 2016

Five steps to establish a charitable fund at Richland County Foundation to meet your specific interests, both now and in the future.

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School establishes an endowed fund to continue its mission

February 29, 2016

Mansfield Christian School establishes an endowed fund. For 55 years, Mansfield Christian School has been a steadfast leader in Christian education.

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I can help you with your next grant application

February 22, 2016

Many people are intimidated by writing grants. It seems like an overwhelming, daunting task and people are concerned they will be denied or not complete the application appropriately. Do you know how to avoid that?ME! I am here to help you.

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Connections Fund awards grants to local nonprofit organizations

February 1, 2016

The Connections Fund announced its 2016 grant recipients during its Winter Reception January 29 at the Renaissance Theatre. Five grants totaling more than $6,000 were handed out.

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What is a community foundation?

January 11, 2016

What is a community foundation? The standard response is a community foundation is a vehicle for people of all means to make a lasting difference in their community.

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Scholarships are available for college and trade schools

January 5, 2016

The Richland County Foundation has an online scholarship form to make it easier for students to apply as well as scholarships for trade/career school students.

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Special Tax Bill Permits Tax-free Charitable Transfers from IRAs for People Aged 70 1/2 and Older

December 21, 2015

On December 18, 2015, Congress passed the PATH Act, which renews and makes permanent the Charitable IRA provision of 2006, making it easier for older Americans to give to cause to causes they care about. This provision has the power to help local charities strengthen their communities by allowing individuals aged 70 ½ and older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to charity without being federally taxed.

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Your community foundation is evolving

December 17, 2015

I believe the Richland County Foundation is well positioned to assist donors in identifying value propositions with its knowledge of the community and as such, serving a a larger role as a community leader.

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Thank You!

December 2, 2015

Your incredible generosity is making Richland County a stronger community Thank You for making Richland Gives, a day of giving, a huge success

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Women’s Fund grants close to $11,000 in the community

November 12, 2015

The mission of The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation is to promote philanthropy among women, and to establish a permanent fund to empower women to achieve their full potential.

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What if we all gave on the same day?

November 6, 2015

#RichlandGives Richland Gives is a 12-hour day of giving that encourages everyone to contribute to Richland County’s nonprofits through an online giving platform. Richland Gives will take place on December 1, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Foundation invests $1.1M in Economic Development

November 6, 2015

The Richland County Foundation (RCF) is investing $1.1 million in a transformative five-year plan to address local business retention and expansion, workforce development and entrepreneurship.

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Chiudioni Memorial Fund

November 4, 2015

The Chiudioni Memorial Fund was established for the purpose of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) at the Renaissance Theatre.

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Mid Ohio Drug Prevention Coaltion Fund is established

October 27, 2015

Mid Ohio Drug Prevention Coalition Fund; it will make grants in the community to groups and organizations that actively participate in drug prevention. The committee chose the Richland County Foundation because it wanted to ensure the money was utilized in the best way possible.

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Downtown Mansfield Inc. Brickyard Maintenance Fund

October 20, 2015

An endowed designated fund was established by an anonymous donor to maintain the Brickyard and the DMI building. Earlier this year DMI Inc. launched a $400,000 three-phase construction project.

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Connections Fund hosts a Tailgate Party

October 14, 2015

Connections Fund hosts a tailgate party

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Fund focuses on healthy and positive lifestyle choices

October 9, 2015

Community Action for Capable Youth (CACY) recently established a designated fund at the Richland County Foundation. Anyone can donate to the fund at

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The necessity of social capital

September 28, 2015

Excerpt from the book Bowling Alone by Robert Putnam, The key to community growth has been around for centuries... Social capital refers to connections among individuals – social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trustworthiness that arise from them. In that sense social capital is closely related to what some have called civic virtue. The difference is that social

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Needed: Social Media Ambassadors

September 24, 2015

The Foundation is recruiting social media ambassadors to help nonprofit organizations communicate their message for Richland Gives. Richland Gives, an online day of giving slated for December 1, 2015

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Women's Fund grant applications are due soon

September 8, 2015

The Women's Fund of the Richland County Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations until September 18, 2015.

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How your business can be a part of Richland Gives

September 3, 2015

I am looking for business owners to sponsor Richland Gives, a day of giving, set for December 1, 2015. The day is designed to to build capacity for local nonprofits.

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