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Women’s Fund of ACCF announces 2022 grants

September 6, 2022

ASHLAND – Ashland County Community Foundation recently awarded several Women’s Fund Grants to support and empower women in Ashland County.

As part of the Women’s Fund Childcare Initiative, this year’s grants were awarded solely in the area of childcare. Five grants were awarded, totaling $16,175.

The following organizations received grants in the 2022 Women’s Fund Grant cycle:

Appleseed Community Mental Health Center received a grant to help women pay for childcare while recovering from past trauma and working to achieve self-sufficiency.

Brethren Care Village received a grant to purchase gross motor equipment for toddlers.

Fostering Family Ministries received a grant to provide training and scholarships in support of trauma competent childcare for foster families.

Park Street Brethren Preschool received a grant to purchase toddler-sized furniture for the “Tinies” classroom.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center received a grant to provide Kroc Summer Day Camp before and aftercare scholarships.

The Women’s Fund of Ashland County Community Foundation was established in 2004 to create a permanent legacy that enhances the lives of women in Ashland County.

Women’s Fund 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 support and empower women in Ashland County. Grant recipients are chosen by the Women’s Fund Steering Committee of Ashland County Community Foundation.

In 2021, the Women’s Fund Steering Committee launched the Women’s Fund Childcare Initiative to expand access to high-quality, affordable childcare in Ashland County. This goal is being accomplished through reactive grant-making— including the awarding of the grants listed above— as well as through the committee’s efforts to spearhead the creation of a new childcare center in Ashland Business Park.

Donors can support the Women’s Fund by contacting Ashland County Community Foundation, 300 College Avenue, Ashland OH 44805 or by calling (419) 281-4733. Contributions may also be made online at

The application deadline for Women’s Fund grants is May 15 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 $22 million in scholarships, grants and distributions.