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Grants

Types of Grants

We have four types of competitive grants awarded annually— Community Grants, IMPACT Youth Grants, Women’s Fund Grants and Teacher Mini-Grants.

Community Grants support programs and projects that have community-wide benefit.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) and other qualifying charitable organizations

Deadline: September 1

Process: First-time applicants are required to interview with ACCF staff prior to application submission. Following application review, the Grants Committee may email you to request an interview. If you are chosen to receive a grant, we’ll notify you by November 1.

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IMPACT Youth Grants fund initiatives to benefit children and teens.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) and other qualifying charitable organizations

Deadline: February 1

Process: After we review your application, our IMPACT Youth Council may email you to request an interview. If you are chosen to receive a grant, we’ll notify you by April 1.

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Women’s Fund Grants are targeted toward supporting and empowering women.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) and other qualifying charitable organizations

Deadline: May 15

Process: First-time applicants are required to interview with ACCF staff prior to application submission. After we review your application, the Women’s Fund Steering Committee may email you to request an interview. If you are chosen to receive a grant, we’ll notify you by July 1.

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Teacher Mini-Grants allow K-12 teachers to pursue innovative ideas outside the scope of school budgets.

Eligibility: K-12 teachers in accredited Ashland County public and private schools

Deadline: September 8

Process: We will review your application and notify you by November 1 if you are chosen to receive a grant.

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Applying for a Grant

To apply for any of our grants, you will need to create an account and log into our Online Grants System. If you are chosen to receive a grant, you will use the same system to submit your grant agreement form, your final grant report and any additional follow-up forms. Check out our Grant Applicant FAQ page for help with the system.

If you’re applying for an ACCF grant for the first time, or if it’s been a while, review our Getting Started page before applying.

What We Fund

Please be aware that we do fund projects, program development, equipment, building/renovation, capital campaigns, seed money and matching/challenge grants.

We don’t fund grants to individuals, for ongoing operating expenses, annual campaigns, existing endowment funds not held at ACCF, cash reserves, debt reduction, or to religious organizations for religious purposes.

Kristin Aspin

Chief Program Officer

Have a question about grants? Contact Kristin Aspin.