MANSFIELD — The Richland County Foundation Board of Directors approved $718,870 in grants to nonprofit organizations to address emerging needs at its August meeting.
The Board approved 47 Teachers’ Assistance Program grants totaling $52,939. Funding was provided from the Unrestricted Grants budget as well as Areas of Interest funds. TAP grants are selected by a committee for creative and innovative supplemental programs not covered by school funding.
The grants are awarded to K-12 teachers in public or private schools in Richland County to encourage them to develop new programs for their classrooms.
Here is a list of TAP grant recipients and projects:
Abraxas, Kimberly Hall, Intervention.
Abraxas, Julie Pfeifer, Life Skills.
Abraxas, Virginia Young, Art Heals.
Clear Fork Butler, Rebecca Clapp, Mathematics.
Clear Fork Bellville, Jessica Wend, Multiplication Madness.
CF Bellville and Butler, Molly Weyhmeller, High Interest Reading.
Clear Fork High School, Nicholas Allerding, zoology.
Clear Fork Middle School, Rich Hoover, Ohio State Reformatory Field Trip.
Crestview High School, Dwight Souder, Spirulina Algae – Fueling Our Future.
Lexington Central, Kathy Weidig, Books and Career Activities.
Lexington Eastern, Christine Elder, Social Studies Makerspace.
Madison Eastview, Melissa Wigton, One School, One Book.
Madison Mifflin, Stephanie Bistline, One School, One Book.
Madison South, Katelyn Smith, Handwriting PT.
Madison South, Ashley Galbraith, Phonics.
Mansfield Christian School, Sonnet Hogue, Glass Works.
Mansfield Christian School, Ashley DeFrancisco, Worm Farm.
MCS John Sherman, Gena Boyd, literacy intervention.
MCS Malabar, Emily Nicol, Mote Chrome Extension.
MCS Malabar, Heidi Payne, Literacy Books.
MCS Senior High, Thomas Blike, Culinary Arts Career Technician.
MCS Senior High, Dirk Eachus, Music Appreciation.
MCS Senior High, Elizabeth Donahue, Young Adult Literature.
MCS Middle School, Carmen Egner, Grade 8 Supplementary Math
MCS Springmill STEM, Mackenzie Carter, economic study.
MCS Springmill STEM, Raymel Early, Makey Makey Fun.
MCS Springmill STEM, Andrea Gibson, Project Based Literature.
MCS Springmill STEM, Amy Mathes, Wilson Reading System.
MCS Springmill STEM, Melissa Vogt, practical intervention.
MCS Tyger Digital, Wendy Doup, paper and pencil practice.
MCS Tyger Digital, Kathy Kranch, reading intervention.
MCS Tyger Digital, Jennie Norman, science lab equipment.
MCS Tyger Digital, Elizabeth Shirk, Developing Literacy.
Ontario Middle School, Kellie Ritchey, History in Literature.
Ontario Stingel, Natasha Jolin, Practical Mathematics.
Ontario Stingel, Tonya Winningham, Engaging Science Lessons.
Richland School of Academic Arts, Sydney Benjamin, Picture Books.
Richland School of Academic Arts, Kelsey Brooks, maneuvering mathematical intervention.
Richland School of Academic Arts, Tara Gilliam, Science of Reading Foundations.
Richland School of Academic Arts, Dan Jones, Creating Independent Learners.
Richland School of Academic Arts, Grace Larsen, classroom library.
Richland School of Academic Arts, Alicia Olivieri Building, Critical Thinking.
Richland School of Academic Arts, Sue Rothacher, guided reading intervention.
Richland School of Academic Arts, Erika Smith Hands-on Science Lab.
Richland School of Academic Arts, Angela Vega, Marvel-Nomics.
Richland School of Academic Arts, Angela Vega, Ohio: 1787-1813 The Musical
Richland School of Academic Arts, Elizabeth Voytko, Scholastic News.
Shelby Auburn, Amanda Green, Reading Science.
Shelby Dowds, Anne Finn, Game On.
Shelby Dowds, Jami Gilger, Decode Reading Daily.
Temple Christian School, Bethany Anglin, Guided Reading Books.
The Board of Directors approved $644,630 in grants from donor-advised funds to meet the emerging needs of the following organizations:
Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society
Mohican-Malabar Bike Club, Inc.
North Central Ohio Land Conservancy
Ohio State University-Mansfield
Philanthropic Corporate Foundation
Richland Community Development Group
Richland Academy of the Arts
Richland County Veterans Mentorship Program
Richland County Agricultural Society
Richland County Humane Society
Third Street Family Health Services
United Way of Richland County
YMCA of North Central Ohio
Over $21,000 for five college scholarships and four professional technical scholarships were approved.
The scholarship committee has implemented a deadline for CTE scholarships to meet the various application deadlines. Aligning with Ohio’s achievement goal, the Foundation aims to help close the gap between job openings and certified employees, as well as pave the way for workforce development. thanks to CTE scholarships.