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to Benefit the Local Community

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Richland County Foundation (RCF)

Deadline Date:

10/17/21

Description:

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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations for projects to address community needs and enhance the quality of life for local residents in eligible locations. Applicants must contact the Foundation prior to submitting a proposal. Eligible projects serve the local community in Richland County.

The Foundation typically looks for several of the following key elements in applications:

  • A one-time grant, especially for a pilot project which can serve as a model or be replicated
  • A project in which the Foundation is a funding partner, rather than the sole funder
  • A project or program which promotes volunteer involvement
  • An organization which can demonstrate the ability to sustain the project in the future when Foundation grant dollars end
  • Projects or programs which are a collaborative effort among nonprofit organizations in the community which eliminate duplication of services
  • A project which is likely to make a clear difference in the quality of life of a substantial number of people
  • An organization which is proposing a practical approach to a solution of a current community problem
  • A project or program which is focusing on prevention
  • A worthy community project for which a grant from the Foundation will most likely leverage additional financial support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179213

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation makes grants only to nonprofit organizations.

Richland County Foundation typically does not provide funding for the following:
- Sectarian activities of religious organizations
- Operating expenses for annual drives or to eliminate debt
- Medical, scientific, or academic research
- Individuals other than for college scholarships
- Travel to or in support of conferences, or travel for groups such as bands, sports teams and classes
- Capital improvements to building and property not owned by the organization or covered by a long-term lease
- Computer systems
- Projects that taxpayers support or expected to support
- Political issues

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines: August 15 and October 17.

The application procedure should begin with a telephone call to Senior Community Investment Officer, Allie Watson, to schedule an initial meeting. The Foundation prefers to have an opportunity to meet with representatives of the applying organization to be sure the request falls within the Foundation’s guidelines and discuss the organization’s timeline.

After a proposal is received, the Senior Community Investment Officer may contact the organization’s Program
Coordinator to schedule a site visit. Members of the Foundation Board of Trustees may attend the site visits with
Foundation staff.

Final decisions on all grant applications are made by the Board of Trustees approximately 6 – 8 weeks following the grant deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Senior Community Investment Officer, Allie Watson: awatson@rcfoundation.org or 419-525-3020

Richland County Foundation
181 South Main Street
Mansfield, OH 44902

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