COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative - Richland County Foundation

COVID Rapid Response Initiative

Please note: As a community foundation, we make grants only to nonprofit organizations. We do not make grants to individuals. If you need assistance please call 211.

Richland County Foundation COVID Rapid Response Initiative

In response to the COVID pandemic, the Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees redirected resources to meet emerging needs.   

Whether seeking ways to expand current services or to minimize the consequences of curtailing services to reduce health risks to our community, the Foundation wants to alleviate the financial burden in this current environment.

The Foundation is accepting online grant applications on a rolling basis. Click this link to apply.  

To date, $1,089,231 has been awarded for COVID Relief in the community. That total includes the funding from the Foundation's Community Fund, Donor Advised Funds, $100,000 from Richland County Job and Family Services, and $37,742 raised online via a special COVID Relief edition of Richland Gives in May 2020.

To support this effort, we encourage donors to contribute to the Community Fund

COVID Rapid Response grants have been awarded to the following organizations:  

American Red Cross for general support

Area Agency on Aging to deliver meals to people between the ages of 50 and 59 in Richland, Crawford and Ashland counties.

Ashland Community Foundation for its Emergency Fund

Avita Health Foundation for personal protective equipment and general support

Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center for meat in its food pantry

Catholic Charities for rental assistance 

Catalyst Life Services for personal protective equipment, telehealth, and tech support

Community Foundation of Otsego County for its COVID Fund

Community Health Access Project (CHAP) for diapers and formula

Domestic Violence Shelter for general support

Downtown Mansfield Inc., general support and for Google Ad Grants assistance

Grace Episcopal Church for its outdoor food pantry and food/Hoop House for Winter Distribution

Greater Ohio Policy Center facilitate ARPA strategy 

Harmony House - Roof Repair

Humane Society of Richland County emerging needs at the shelter

Kingwood Center Gardens for Google Ad Grants assistance

Little Buckeye Children's Museum for emergency operating support and for Google Ad Grants assistance

Love in the Name of Christ - Copier

Madison Local Schools - Final Forms and Nurse

Mansfield Area Y for general support

Mansfield Playhouse for Google Ad Grants assistance

Mansfield Art Center for emergency operating support and for Google Ad Grants assistance

North Central State College for a modified LPN program 

Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning for respite care

Ohio Bird Sanctuary general support and for Google Ad Grants assistance

OhioHealth Foundation for lodging for frontline healthcare providers

Raemelton Equestrian Therapeutic Center for emergency operating support

Renaissance Theatre HVAC ventilation upgrade

Richland Astronomical Society for touchless telescope station

Richland Community Development Group for Google Ad Grants assistance

Richland Public Health Pop Up COVID Testing and Count on Me RC Campaign 

Richland County Youth and Family Council for assistance to single adults, couples without minor children, and those over the age of 60 who have been impacted by COVID

Salvation Army general support

Shelby YMCA general support

The Foundation believes that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad. A global threat like COVID affects more than just the infected.