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Richland County Foundation

24 West Third Street, Suite 100
Mansfield, Ohio 44902
United States

Mission

To improve and enhance the quality of life in Richland County through strategic philanthropy and community leadership

1945 Year Founded
$100,516,804 Endowment Value
$2,470,242 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

123,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationRichland County Foundation
Address 124 West Third Street, Suite 100
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownMansfield
State / RegionOhio
ZIP / Postal Code44902
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone419-525-3020
Emailbbarrett@rcfoundation.org
Websitewww.rcfoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Bradford S. Groves, President
Primary Contact’s NameRobert Barrett
Primary Contact’s PositionVice President for Finance and Operation
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1945
Mission StatementTo improve and enhance the quality of life in Richland County through strategic philanthropy and community leadership
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced123,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members21
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$28,056,043
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$17,647,939
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$2,979,029
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$2,470,242
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$100,516,804
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLot
EnvironmentLittle
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingLittle
ChildrenFair amount
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingFair amount
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffRarely
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting much better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsA few small achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDid not answer
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsSome important achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsNot at all
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationHelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workNo
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersNo
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersVery unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceUnimportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsDid not answer
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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