WE'VE BEEN NURTURING LIVES
FOR 75 YEARS.

Thanks to generations of generous donors, the Richland County Foundation has distributed $95.8 million in grants over the last 75 years. Our strategic philanthropy will continue to enhance lives for decades to come.

Discover how our grants change lives.

75th Anniversary Grants

We wanted our donor fund to be adaptable to the community’s evolving needs.

LINDA AND MATT SMITH
FOUNDATION DONORS

As a non-profit, we needed to create a fund that would protect us for another 136 years.

PAUL SMITH
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, 
OHIO STATE REFORMATORY

They help so many people, and they’re good stewards of other people’s money.

IVY AMOS
FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER

We have provided beautification grants and bike racks to Bellville, Butler, Lexington, Lucas, Mansfield, Ontario, Plymouth, Shelby and Shiloh.

See where our funds fostered good in 2019.

$1,713,721
COMMUNITY & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

$1,300,217
EDUCATION

$1,111,437
CHILDREN, FAMILIES 
& YOUTH

$1,023,216
ARTS & CULTURE

$308,502
ENVIRONMENT

$297,407
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

$290,471
HUMAN SERVICES

$185,618
HEALTH SERVICES

$125,722
CHURCHES

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