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ACCF Community Grants total $300,000

November 17, 2022

ASHLAND – Ashland County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the latest recipients of its annual Community Grants.

As part of its largest grant program, the foundation’s board of trustees approved 35 grants totaling $300,000.

“This year, we received our largest pool of Community Grant applications in our foundation’s history, and we awarded a record number of grants,” said ACCF Chief Program Officer Kristin Aspin. “We are pleased to be able to support so many local projects and programs to help organizations meet needs in Ashland County.”

Grants were awarded to the following organizations to support programs or projects of community-wide benefit:

ACCESS received a grant for promotional items.

Ashland Christian Health Center received a grant for a new exam table.

Ashland Christian School received a grant for science classroom tables.

Ashland County Agricultural Society received a grant to renovate the sheep barn at the fairgrounds.

Ashland County Cancer Association received a grant for office equipment.

Ashland County Community Academy received a grant for a surveillance system and servers.

Ashland County Council on Aging received a grant for audio and visual equipment.

Ashland County Park District received a grant for construction of the Davey McClure Outdoor Education Shelter.

Ashland County Wildlife Conservation League received a grant for power upgrades.

Ashland Special Needs Ministry received a grant for sensory recreation and technology equipment.

Ashland Symphony Orchestra received a grant for summer mini concerts.

Ashland University received a grant for testing center startup and marketing.

Christ Community Evangelical Free Church received a grant to for the “Serve” community service project.

Flying Horse Farms received a grant for camper scholarships.

Hayesville Opera House Restoration Board received a grant for a new server.

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio received a grant for financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career readiness programs.

Living Legacy Foundation received a matching grant to establish a new endowment fund for the Perrysville Branch.

Loudonville Church Women, Inc. received a grant to support The Store, Day of Sharing and Back to School programs.

Loudonville FFA Alumni & Supporters received a grant to construct an educational greenhouse at Loudonville High School.

Loudonville Swim Team Boosters Inc. received a matching grant to establish an endowment fund.

LSS The Good Shepherd received a grant for the Tovertafel “Magic Table” game system.

Mission to Amish People received a grant for safety and accessibility upgrades at Beyond Measure Market.

North Central State College Foundation received a grant to offer workforce training in Ashland.

North Central Workforce Alliance of Ohio received a grant to produce videos about in-demand jobs.

Paid in Full of Ashland Ohio received a grant for parking lot paving.

Polk Jackson Perry Fire Department received a grant to build a turnout gear locker.

Polk United Methodist Church received a grant for a commercial kitchen exhaust hood.

Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven received a grant for startup of a new transitional shelter.

Savannah Lions Club received a grant for Phase III of Town Hall restoration.

Third Street Family Health Services received a grant for accessibility upgrades.

United Church Residences of Ashland Ohio/ Mill Run Place received a grant for a community garden.

Wayne County Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. received a grant for a child molestation awareness and prevention program.

Additionally, three organizations received Community Grant distributions in recognition of Hazel Myers Spreng. They include Ashland Public Library, First United Methodist Church and United Way of Ashland County.

ACCF’s annual Community Grants cycle is made possible by generous donations from our community. With a minimum of $10,000, paid at one time or over a period of five years, donors can create a named, permanently endowed fund designated specifically to support Community Grants.

“Our donors like this type of fund because it gives our foundation’s trusted staff and board members the ability to meet community needs by making grants to great local programs and projects every year, but at the same time, each individual fund can bear the donor’s own name, or the name of an honoree, to creating a lasting legacy,” said Jim Cutright, ACCF President/CEO.

To learn more about how you can join our list of 48 donors who have created such funds, contact Ashland County Community Foundation President/CEO Jim Cutright at (419) 281-4733 or

For information about our grant opportunities, visit

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 $22 million in scholarships, grants and distributions.