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Recent Grants

These are the grants awarded by Ashland County Community Foundation within the past year. To learn more about our grants, or to apply for a grant, visit our grants page.

Community Grants

In 2021, twenty-six organizations serving the Ashland County community received grants totaling $245,221.

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.

The following grandfathered organizations also received grant distributions in recognition of Hazel Myers Spreng:  Ashland Public Library, Ashland University, First United Methodist Church,  UH Samaritan Medical Center, United Way of Ashland County

Women's Fund Grants

In 2022, five organizations serving Ashland County women were awarded Women’s Fund Grants totaling $16,175. As part of the Women’s Fund Childcare Initiative, this year’s grants were awarded solely in the area of childcare. 

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.

IMPACT Youth Grants

In 2022, twelve organizations serving Ashland County youth were awarded IMPACT Youth Grants totaling $16,763.

Ashland Bookcase Project received a grant for bookcase materials and new children’s books.

Ashland County Community Academy received a grant to conduct hearing and vision screenings.

Ashland County Wildlife Conservation League received a grant to replace the electrical system in the lower level of the small red barn at ACWCL.

Ashland Youth Baseball Association received a grant for equipment and safety upgrades.

Catholic Charities received a grant for books, materials and resources to support the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program.

City of Ashland received a grant to support summer movies at Foundation Plaza.

Fostering Family Ministries received a grant for day camp and overnight camp scholarships as well as sensory items for self-regulation.

Loudonville Church Women, Inc. received a grant for supplies for the Back to School program.

Park Street Brethren Preschool received a grant to support the Parent Communication program.

Pathfinder Farms received a grant for start-up support for the new girls program at Pathfinder Farms.

Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven received a grant for memberships and/or gift cards to interactive places for youth utilizing Save Haven services.

RePlay for Kids received a grant for a high school STEM workshop in Ashland County to create switch-adapted toys for children with disabilities.

Teacher Mini-Grants

In Spring 2022, Ashland City Schools Foundation and Ashland County Community Foundation awarded fourteen mini-grants totaling $4,822 from ACSF and $8,924 from ACCF.

The following teachers received grants from one or both foundations:

Ashland City Schools Foundation

Shari Harlan, Edison Elementary School, Practice Makes Proficient

Karina McFrederick, Edison Elementary School, Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Ashland City Schools Foundation and Ashland County Community Foundation

Tracy Morgan, Ashland High School, Shaping Students Into Scientists (Nearhood 1st year teacher)

Adam Schulte, Ashland High School, Happy Atoms & Snatoms: Physical Molecules in a Digital World

Ashland County Community Foundation

Mark LaGoy, Ashland Christian School, Believe in Ohio

Kimberly Crislip Payne, Ashland City School District, PUREMOVEMENT

Cassie Swanson, Mapleton Middle School, One School, One Book

Kara Young, Edison Elementary School, Field Trip Friday

Seth Youngen, Loudonville High School, Creating Code with TI-84+ Calculator, Hub and Rover

Janie Zeger, Reagan Elementary School, Maker Space for Learning

Ashland City Schools Foundation promotes excellence in academics, the arts and athletics while providing educational opportunities for all students and educators in the Ashland City School District. ACSF has disbursed nearly $1 million to support the students of Ashland City Schools.

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.

Strategic Grants

While most of our grants are awarded in response to grant applications or at the direction of donors, we also make grants proactively when possible. We use unrestricted funds to make these strategic grants based on needs and opportunities in our community.

During the 2021-22 fiscal year, 8 Strategic Grants totaling $107,000 were awarded to support opportunities and meet needs that fall outside our annual grant cycles.

Cat House Feline Sanctuary received a grant for building repairs.

United Way of Ashland County received a grant for exterior signage.

Ashland Schine’s Theatre Organization received an agency endowment fund challenge grant.

Jay K. Myers Memorial Fund received a grant in memory of Jay’s services as a board member.

Ashland County Cancer Association received a grant for the client transportation program.

Pathfinder Farms received a grant for the “Serving Our Arrows” program.

Ashland Rotary Service Foundation received a grant for the downtown Rotary clock and endowment.

City of Ashland received a grant for the Brookside Golf Course clubhouse deck.

Donor-Advised Fund Grants

During the 2020-2021 fiscal year, our donors used distributions from their Donor-Advised Funds to make grants to the following organizations, charitable funds and causes.

  • ACCESS
  • ACCF Women’s Fund
  • Adaptive Sports Ohio
  • AHS Female Athlete of the Year Scholarship Fund, in honor of Darla Plice
  • Appleseed Community Mental Health Center
  • Ashbrook Center at Ashland University
  • Ashland Christian Health Center
  • Ashland Christian School
  • Ashland City Schools
  • Ashland County Cancer Association
  • Ashland County Dog Shelter
  • Ashland County Historical Society
  • Ashland County Park District
  • Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, DARE Program
  • Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ashland County Young Life
  • Ashland Family YMCA
  • Ashland Main Street
  • Ashland Noon Lions
  • Ashland Pregnancy Care Center
  • Ashland Rotary Service Foundation
  • Ashland Schine’s Theatre Agency Fund
  • Ashland Schine’s Theatre Organization
  • Ashland Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Ashland Special Needs Ministry
  • Ashland Symphony Orchestra
  • Ashland Theological Seminary
  • Ashland University
  • Associated Charities
  • Barbara Lamson Miller Teacher Scholarship
  • Bible Broadcasting Network
  • Berean Baptist Church
  • Brethren Care Foundation
  • Christ United Methodist Church
  • City of Ashland Police Dept. – Police Donations for Community Outreach
  • City of Ashland, Mayor’s Office
  • Evans Scholars Foundation
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Fostering Our Graduates
  • Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry
  • Hospice of North Central Ohio
  • IMPACT Youth Grants Program
  • John T. ‘Jack’ Miller Outstanding AHS Senior Male Athlete Scholarship Fund, in honor of Stu Martin, Bully Rader, Bud Plank and Brother Bob ‘Bulldog’ Miller
  • Joy of Living Camp
  • Living Legacy Foundation
  • Logan Family Foundation
  • Mansfield Area Y
  • Mapleton Local School District
  • Matthew 25 Outreach
  • Mid Ohio Blitz Baseball Teams
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • Ohio University
  • Olive Tree Christian Fellowship
  • Pacific Garden Mission
  • Paid in Full of Ashland Ohio, Inc.
  • Pathfinder Farms
  • Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven (Appleseed)
  • Reliant Mission
  • Rotary Club of Ashland William Roepke and William Buckingham Agency Fund for the Annual Ashland Community July 4th Fireworks Display
  • ShadoArt Productions, Inc.
  • Shop with a Cop
  • St. Edward Parish
  • St. Edward School
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Team Focus
  • The Cat House Feline Sanctuary, Inc.
  • The Salvation Army
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • United Church Residences of Ashland Ohio Inc (Mill Run Place)
  • United Way of Ashland County
  • University Hospitals Samaritan Regional Health System
  • Women’s Fund Childcare Initiative