RCF Competitive Grant Cycle

Richland County Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Next deadline: Apr 17, 2020

Later deadlines: Aug 14, 2020, Oct 16, 2020, Jan 3, 2021

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity College / University Nonprofit Elementary / Secondary School Hospital / Clinic

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Richland County, Ohio

Location of residency: Richland County, Ohio

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Note: The application procedure should begin by contacting Foundation Senior Community Investment Officer to schedule an initial meeting. We prefer to discuss an organization's needs prior to a grant application submission. 

In making grants from unrestricted and field of interest funds, Richland County Foundation looks to partner with nonprofit organizations to respond to current community needs. 

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

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Foundation encourages 501c3 organizations, government entities, schools and nonprofit medical facilities to partner with the Foundation to provide charitable programs to Richland County residents.


  • 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