Together, we're supporting local families
Childcare is unavailable and unaffordable for many local families who need it most. We have a detailed, data-driven plan to meet the need with a childcare center at Ashland Business Park. Your gift will support local families and give kids a solid foundation for life.
Led by the Women’s Fund Steering Committee of Ashland County Community Foundation, the Women’s Fund Childcare Initiative aims to expand access to high-quality, affordable childcare in Ashland County. By starting a new childcare center in our city’s industrial park, we will create additional childcare spaces for families in our community who need them most. A newly-formed nonprofit organization, Foundations Community Childcare, will own and operate the center while striving to meet families’ needs for affordability and access.
Our $4.5 million goal includes construction and start-up costs as well as an endowment component. To date, we have raised more than $3.4 million, including grants and support from nearly 200 individual donors and businesses.
About the Center
Located on donated land in Ashland Business Park, Foundations Community Childcare is slated to open by the end of 2023. Our innovative funding model includes both income-based and employer-supported tuition assistance as well as grant funding and endowment. This will allow the center to operate sustainably while remaining affordable for families.
- 3 acre site on Ford Drive cul-de-sac
- Close proximity to 27 businesses with a combined 1,200 full time employees
- Initial capacity to serve up to 150 children, infants through school age
- Building designed at 12,400 square feet with room for expansion
- Families’ needs will determine services, including non-traditional work hours