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Community Foundation announces 2021 IMPACT Youth Grants

June 9, 2021

ASHLAND – Ashland County Community Foundation’s IMPACT Youth Council, with ratification by the Board of Trustees, approved IMPACT Youth Grants for 2021.

Fifteen organizations serving Ashland County youth were awarded grants totaling $13,013.

The following organizations received grants:

  • Appleseed Community Mental Health Center received a grant for SPARK program educational materials.
  • Ashland Bookcase Project received a grant for bookcases and new children’s books.
  • Ashland City Schools/Ashland Middle School received a grant for supplies for the Atoms and Periodic Table project.
  • Ashland County Sheriff’s Office received a grant for DARE Program supplies.
  • Ashland High School Lunch Bunch received a grant for supplies for the Secret Society Supporting Him/Her project.
  • Ashland Parenting Plus received a grant to support the Summer Life Skills program.
  • Ashland Soil & Water Conservation District received a grant for outdoor education at the Hazel Willis Woods.
  • Ashland Special Needs Ministry received a grant to support transportation needs.
  • Fostering Family Ministries received a grant for event passes and camp/ educational activities for foster and kinship families.
  • Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio received a grant to support the JA Inspire Virtual Career Exploration event.
  • Park Street Brethren Pre-school received a grant for startup for infant care.
  • Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven received a grant for teen dating violence outreach and prevention supplies.
  • RePlay for Kids received a grant for STEM education for Ashland County public school students through a toy workshop.
  • The Salvation Army Ashland Kroc Corp Community Center received a grant for the 2021 Summer Food Service program.
  • Village of Jeromesville received a grant for materials for the Junior Council Training project.

IMPACT Youth Grants are competitive grants awarded by ACCF to 501(c)(3) and other qualifying charitable organizations in support of projects and initiatives specifically designed to benefit the youth of Ashland County.

Grant recipients are chosen by ACCF’s IMPACT Youth Council, a committee of student volunteers from Ashland County high schools.

The application deadline for IMPACT Youth grants is February 1 of each year. Inquiries can be made by calling the Foundation office at 419-281-4733 or visiting the ACCF website 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 $18 million in scholarships, grants and distributions.