The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $2,051,238 in grants to area nonprofit agencies during its October meeting.


Kingwood Center Gardens received a three year grant from the community fund to help build a visitor center. It will be constructed near the Trimble Road entrance and will serve as a welcome center and banquet hall. The new facility will provide visitors a place to purchase tickets, consider the benefits of membership, learn about volunteer opportunities, gather information, plan their visit and learn the rich history of Kingwood Center.


Other nonprofits that received grants for projects and programs from the community fund that are impacting area residents include:

-Catholic Charities to provide individual assistance.


-City of Mansfield Historic Preservation Commission to submit a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for an area in Downtown Mansfield. The district will allow building owners to apply for historic tax credits for certain building renovations.


-Dayspring Assisted Living & Care Facility for security enhancements.


-Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund for scholarships for low income students to attend private, charter or home school.


-Shelby YMCA for a boiler and roof replacement project.