Grant Resources

Applying for a grant can seem like a huge undertaking. We will help you along the way. The application procedure should begin by contacting Foundation Senior Community Investment Officer Allie Watson or 419-525-3020 to schedule an initial meeting. We prefer to discuss an agency’s needs prior to a grant application submission. 

Grant Writing Workshops

Workshops are held throughout the year at Richland County Foundation and the Mansfield Richland County Public Library in downtown Mansfield.  The Richland County Foundation partners with The Foundation Center to bring programming and software to the Mansfield Richland County Public Library in downtown Mansfield.  Software is available during business hours at the Library on MRCPL computers or when you connect your own device. 

Online resources to help you apply for a grant

Council on Foundations
A nonprofit membership association of grant-making foundations and corporations. It strives to increase the effectiveness, stewardship and accountability of the nonprofit sector while providing its members with the services and support they need to advance the common good.

Resources on volunteer management.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
This Kansas City-based foundation loves entrepreneurial activity.

Financial Stewardship
Financial stewardship resources.                               

Foundation Center
The Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on grant-makers and also operates research, education and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

Free Management Library
A site of extensive information about managing a nonprofit organization.

Getting Attention
Nancy Schwartz & Company blog that provides guidance on nonprofit communication and marketing.

Grantmanship Center
Training in grant proposal writing.
Current federal government grants, state grants, city grants, local grants, foundation grants, corporation grants, educational grants, international grants and grant resources.
The largest nonprofit job bank on the Internet.

A clearinghouse for links to web sites on nonprofit information. You can search these links by topic or by keyword.

Internal Revenue Service
What you need to know if your organization plans to apply for tax exemption.

Internet Nonprofit Center
Monthly topics of interest and "The Nonprofit Files," a collection of useful FAQs.