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ACCF awards $245,221 in Community Grants

November 5, 2021

ASHLAND – Twenty-six local nonprofit organizations and other eligible entities have secured funding for important programs and projects, thanks to Community Grants from Ashland County Community Foundation.

The community foundation awarded a total of $245,221 in Community Grants this October. These grants included:

  • Appleseed Community Mental Health Center received a grant for mental health groups, trainings and outreach.
  • Ashland Christian Health Center received a grant to repair basement window flashing, replace a driveway apron and upgrade lighting.
  • Ashland City Schools received a grant for seventh graders to create an adventure challenge course at the City of Ashland’s Brookside West Park.
  • Ashland County Agricultural Society received a grant to purchase and install new seats, hardware, paint and siding at the Ashland County Fairgrounds grandstand.
  • Ashland County Cancer Association received a grant to purchase greeting cards, stamps and “tuck-in” gifts for the Cards of Hope program.
  • Ashland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society received a grant to purchase equipment for virtual programming.
  • Ashland Family YMCA received a grant to improve the HVAC unit in the banquet room.
  • Ashland Main Street received a matching grant to help start a fund that will assist downtown businesses.
  • Ashland Parenting Plus received a grant to develop new branding and marketing materials.
  • Ashland Schine’s Theatre received a grant to support the renovation of the theatre’s interior.
  • Ashland Soil and Water Conservation District received a grant to improve local food access for low-income youth in the Loudonville-Perrysville community.
  • City of Ashland received a grant to purchase an indoor/outdoor projector screen, along with a truss and a laser projector.
  • Flying Horse Farms received a grant to support the psychosocial program for campers.
  • Fostering Family Ministries received a grant to upgrade its web platform and online infrastructure.
  • Fostering Our Graduates received a grant to promote academic success among area youth in foster care.
  • Hospice of North Central Ohio received a grant to support the creation of an endowment fund for caregiver equipment and supplies.
  • Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio received a grant to support financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career readiness programs in classrooms across Ashland county.
  • Loudonville Church Women received a grant to support families in need through their The Store, Day of Sharing and Back to School programs.
  • Loudonville Theatre & Arts Committee received a grant to replace its old, hand-operated screen with a new, motorized screen.
  • Loudonville-Perrysville School Foundation received a grant to help establish the L-P School Foundation Grants Fund.
  • Olive Tree Care received a grant to purchase additional cleaning supplies and to provide emergency tuition assistance for caregivers with extenuating circumstances.
  • Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven received a grant for outreach and prevention education materials, supplies and software, as well as website upgrades and staff training.
  • Savanah Lions Club received a grant to support the second phase of the Savannah Town Hall renovation project.
  • The American Red Cross Chapter of Heartland, Stark, Muskingum Lakes received a grant to support blood drives in Ashland County.
  • The Salvation Army received a grant to purchase an electric pallet jack for the food pantry.
  • United Church Residences of Ashland Ohio (Mill Run Place) received a grant to provide cleaning supplies, personal care items and enhanced nutrition for residents.

ACCF’s Community Grants program is the foundation’s largest annual grant cycle. Awarded each fall, these grants support programs and projects that have community-wide benefit.

For more information about grants available through ACCF, visit, or contact Kristin Aspin by phone at 419-281-4733 or by email at

To make a donation toward the Community Grants program, visit To establish your own named fund in support of Community Grants, contact Jim Cutright by phone at 419-281-4733 or by email at

About Ashland County Community Foundation: Ashland County Community Foundation advances philanthropy and improves the quality of life in Ashland County by connecting people who care with causes that matter. ACCF has awarded over $20 million in scholarships, grants and distributions.