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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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Local nonprofits can register for Richland Gives

August 20, 2015

Richland Gives, an online day of giving, is set for December 1, 2015. It is designed to encourage everyone to contribute to local nonprofits through a single giving website. Registration in open to Richland County nonprofit organizations.

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Children benefit from special summertime grants

August 14, 2015

The Foundation awarded $29,183 to 16 local nonprofit organizations for Summertime Kids programs. Grants of up to $2,500 support creative, educational and fun-filled summer activities for hundreds of Richland County children each year.

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Scholarship awards increase this year

June 26, 2015

Donors of the Richland County Foundation are passionate about education. It represents about 60% of all grants. This year $441,415 was awarded.

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Teacher Assistance Program Grant applications due July 10

June 2, 2015

Teacher Assistance Program (TAP) grants are selected by a community committee for creative and innovative supplemental programs not covered by school funding. The grant applications are due July 10, 2015.

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Congratulations to this year’s JoAnn Dutton Award winner Jeanne Meisse

May 19, 2015

The award is sponsored by the Women's Fund of the Richland County Foundation and was named in honor of JoAnn Dutton to celebrate women who volunteer to make this a better community.

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Income tax related to trusts is the topic of seminar

May 11, 2015

Income tax related to trusts is the topic of a continuing education seminar for professional advisors sponsored by the Richland County Foundation May 21. Attorneys can earn three continuing education credit hours.

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Building social capital

May 4, 2015

The State of the Richland County Foundation by President Brady Groves during the 2015 annual meeting. The Foundation awarded over $4.2 million grants in 2014 from a growing asset pool of $140 million.

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Honor a special woman for Mother's Day

April 24, 2015

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.

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The Phil Ford family gives back to the community

April 16, 2015

Children honor their father with a scholarship fund at the Richland County Foundation.

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Foundation hosts professional advisor seminar

April 14, 2015

A continuing education seminar for attorneys, accountants, insurance agents and other professional advisors sponsored by the Foundation will be held Thursday, May 21

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Richland County Foundation scholarship helps local bank manager

March 23, 2015

She attributes some of her success to a scholarship provided by the Richland County Foundation. She received the scholarship after graduating from Crestview High School and Pioneer Career and Technology Center. She enrolled for classes at North Central State College and over three years earned two associates degrees, one in accounting and another in financial management.

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OSU-NCSC host Soul Food dinner

February 27, 2015

A grant from the Foundation assisted with a soul food dinner at Ohio State University -Mansfield and North Central State College campus as part of its Black History Month

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The Women's Fund offers community lecture series

February 24, 2015

The Women's Fund of the Richland County Foundation is offering a series of educational lectures, the first one is March 10 at 7 p.m. at the NCSC Urban Center with Cheryl Carter.

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Board approves $1.6M in grants

February 17, 2015

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved grants totaling more than $1,606,225.

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181 South Main Street is the New Home of the Foundation

February 5, 2015

The Richland County Foundation commits to creating an improved visitor impression of downtown Mansfield and leads the way in transforming a neighborhood in decline.

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Your opportunity to provide important feedback about our community

February 3, 2015

The Richland County Foundation would like your input on our community. Please take the time for this brief questionnaire.

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Connections Fund awards over $5,100 in grants

February 2, 2015

The Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation awarded three grants to focus on parenting programs.

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Working with partners to invest in economic development

January 29, 2015

In response to a community committee recommendation to invest resources in economic development; the Richland County Foundation is working with strategic partners #economicdevelopment #collaboration

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Foundation kicks off its nonprofit capacity building program

January 28, 2015

The Richland County Foundation held an orientation today for the inaugural class of its Osborne Meese Academy. The program is designed to build and support nonprofit organizations.

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Board grants more than $340,000

January 27, 2015

Board of Trustees approved grants from donor advised, donor designated, field of interest and community funds for various community programs.

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Women's Fund supports parenting programs for women and girls

November 14, 2014

The Women's Fund announces $15,200 in grants with a focus on women and girls with a preference for parenting programs during its annual luncheon.

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