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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 2019, twenty-seven organizations were awarded Community Grants grants totaling $205,902.99.

  • Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, received a grant for restroom improvements to accommodate additional residents at Safe Haven.
  • Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, was awarded a grant to purchase curriculum materials for Appleseed CMHC Co-Occurring Disorder Clinic.
  • Ashland Bookcase Project Inc., received a grant to purchase materials for bookcases and new books to be given to children.
  • Ashland Christian Health Center, was awarded a grant to purchase supplies for respiratory care and parking lot upgrade.
  • Ashland City Schools, was awarded a grant to support the Jazz Enrichment & Education project at Ashland High School.
  • Ashland County Cancer Association, received a grant for fireproof vertical filing cabinets and new computer.
  • Ashland County Historical Society, was awarded a grant for flooring and installation for 1st floor of Freer Home.
  • Ashland Family YMCA, received a grant for support of the west pool main drain replacement project.
  • Ashland Parenting Plus, was awarded a grant to purchase Optima, a client management software system.
  • Ashland Symphony Orchestra Association, received a grant to record music commissioned in honor of Arie Lipsky.
  • Community Help Mission, received a grant to complete restroom updates.
  • Flying Horse Farms, was awarded a grant to provide camp experience for Ashland County children with serious illnesses.
  • Fostering Family Ministries, received a grant to support Stand Sunday Community event.
  • Friends of Brookside Golf Course, was awarded a grant to purchase permanent furnishings for the new golf course pavilion.
  • Growing Mohican Families, was awarded a grant for support of Loudonville Riverside Park/phase two.
  • Mohican Historical Society, Inc., received a grant for the purchase and installation of security equipment.
  • Neos Dance Theatre, was awarded a grant to help fund the Advancing Access to Artists project.
  • Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, received a grant to support the LifeCare Hospice Mobile Care Unit.
  • Olive Tree Care, was awarded a grant for program development and emergency funds.
  • Perrysville Economic Development, Inc., received a grant for the Perrysville maintenance equipment upgrade.
  • RePlay for Kids, was awarded a grant for an adapted toy workshop held at Ashland University.
  • Savannah Volunteer Fire Company, received a grant to purchase new gear for Savannah Volunteer firefighters.

Women's Fund Grants

In 2019, ten organizations serving Ashland County women were awarded Women’s Fund Grants totaling $16,000.

  • Ashland County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Inc., received a grant to help fund Breaking My Boundaries Conference in Ashland.
  • Appleseed Community Mental Health Center (Rape Crisis), was awarded a grant for implementation of monthly empowerment groups for survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse in Ashland County.
  • Ashland County Department of Health, received a grant to purchase equipment for the Safe Sleep and Transportation of Ashland County Youth project
  • Ashland Parenting Plus, was awarded a grant for support of The Mother’s Community Event Series.
  • Ashland Rotary Service Foundation, received a grant for playground equipment for the play connection area at JFS.
  • Associated Charities, was awarded a grant to purchase approximately 40 pairs of shoes for the Kids Closet – Back to School Shoes Program.
  • Fostering Family Ministries, received a grant for Trust-Based Relational Intervention® training to caregivers of children in foster care.
  • Loudonville Church Women, Inc., was awarded a grant to support The Store, Christmas Day of Sharing and Back to School Supplies & Clothing in Loudonville-Perrysville.
  • Olive Tree Care, received a grant to purchase furniture and supplies for the growing needs of Olive Tree Care.
  • Pathfinder Farms, was awarded a grant to purchase supplies for S’mores Fun With Mom.

IMPACT Youth Grants

In 2020, eleven organizations serving Ashland County youth were awarded IMPACT Youth Grants totaling $9,330.

  • Appleseed Community Mental Health Center received a grant to enhance Safe Haven’s youth room, with focus on older youth needs.
  • Appleseed Community Mental Health Center was awarded a grant to purchase SPARK program educational materials.
  • Ashland City Schools received a grant to support “Meet the Bard – Introduction to Shakespeare” workshop and assessment.
  • Ashland City Schools was awarded a grant to purchase equipment and supplies for the Book Brigade project.
  • Brethren Care Village, LLC received a grant to purchase supplies for the Senior-Youth Connection project.
  • Catholic Charities Corp. – Ashland County was awarded a grant to support Ashland Connects to Teens Mentoring program.
  • Flying Horse Farms received a grant to provide camp opportunity to Ashland County children with serious illness.
  • Kiwanis Club of Ashland was awarded a grant for 2020 Safety Town program equipment.
  • Loudonville Church Women, Inc. received a grant to support the Back to School Open House project.
  • Loudonville Theatre & Arts Committee was awarded a grant to support the Ohio Theatre Children’s Chorus.
  • Savannah Lions Club (Youth Program) received a grant to help fund the Savannah Summer Youth program.

Teacher Mini-Grants

In 2019, nine educators serving Ashland County schools were awarded Teacher Mini-Grants grants totaling $6,187.

  • Beth BabulskiSt. Edward School, received a grant to purchase supplies for the “Flexible Seating Classroom Options” project.
  • Kristin DonleyMcMullen Elementary School, was awarded a grant to support the “Flexible Seating & Sensory Stuff” initiative.
  • Lynnette KuschelMapleton Middle School, received a grant to help fund the “Re-Building the Library” project.
  • Megan SellersLoudonville High School, was awarded a grant to purchase supplies for the “Classroom Library” initiative.
  • Cassie SwansonMapleton Middle School, received a grant to support the “STEM in Social Studies” program.
  • Danielle ThompsonMcMullen Elementary School, was awarded a grant to purchase supplies for the “Sensory Path” project.

Distributions from the ARTSDREAM Fund, a component of the Teacher Mini-Grants program 
specifically for projects in the arts, were awarded to:

  • BreAnn FennellAshland City Schools, received a grant to help fund the “Tell Me A Story with Todd Parr” event
  • Andrew LewellenHillsdale Local Schools, was awarded a grant to purchase supplies for the “Original Fabric Design” project.

Distribution from the Sandy Brown Honorary Vocal Music Fund, a component of the Teacher Mini-Grants program 
specifically for projects in vocal music, was awarded to:

  • Martha Buckner, Dale Roy School, received a grant to help fund the “Kristal Bell Method” project.

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.

In 2020, twenty-two organizations were awarded COVID-19 Nonprofit Relief Grants totaling $173,700.

  • ACCESS received a grant to provide shelter services for homeless women and families in Ashland County.
  • Ashland County Cancer Association received a grant to support Ashland County cancer patients with uninterrupted monthly reimbursement for cancer-related travel, medications and medical supplies, as well as nutritional support.
  • Ashland County Council on Aging received a grant to provide seniors with warm, nutritional meals daily through the Council’s home delivered meal program.
  • Ashland Family YMCA received a grant to provide sanitizing supplies and equipment, financial assistance to families, as well as supplies and equipment specific to childcare/summer day camp to meet state mandates upon reopening.
  • Brethren Care Village received a grant to purchase iPads for senior use across campus to promote digital inclusion and to combat social isolation.
  • Fostering Family Ministries received a grant to support current kinship and foster care families during these challenging times and to recruit new foster families in response to COVID-19.
  • St. Edward Church received a grant to provide assistance to Ashland County residents (rent, utilities, medication, furniture, food and other urgent financial needs).
  • Appleseed Community Mental Health Center received a grant to provide uninterrupted mental health services with the purchase of technology for telehealth mental health services, as well as PPE and other necessary equipment and supplies.
  • Ashland Christian Health Center received a grant to support ACHC’s continued medical care of uninsured and under-insured Ashland County residents, while meeting new social distancing protocols and CDC recommendations.
  • Ashland City Schools received a grant to provide tangible resource kits focused on mental health, family resiliency, parenting, grief and more, aimed at helping Ashland City School district families during the pandemic.
  • Hillsdale Local Schools received a grant to provide meals to all students in the Hillsdale local school district during the summer months.
  • Loudonville Church Women received a grant to provide clothing, personal care and household items for Loudonville-Perrysville residents in need through The Free Store as well as to support the Back to School program.
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center received a grant to bolster the comprehensive emergency assistance program, which provides emergency housing, housing application fee assistance, utility assistance, transportation assistance and more for Ashland County residents in need.
  • Ashland Parenting Plus received a grant to purchase upgraded technology to continue its vital services to Ashland County youth and families, as well as PPE supplies.
  • Hospice of North Central Ohio, Inc. received a grant to purchase personal protective equipment and supplies to enact enhanced safety measures in serving clients.
  • Kidney Foundation of Ohio received a grant to provide Ashland County dialysis or transplant patients the opportunity to access contact-less medications delivered directly to their homes, transportation assistance to dialysis or medical appoints that cannot be done via telehealth, and emergency assistance such as utility disconnections or critical repairs/medical equipment.
  • LSS Lutheran Village Assisted Living received a grant to purchase personal protective equipment and supplies to keep residents and staff safe, while providing quality care, in accordance with Ohio Department of Health and CDC protocols.
  • Olive Tree Care received a grant to provide financial assistance to families as well as purchase supplies/equipment and support appropriate staffing to meet state mandates upon reopening.
  • Park Street Brethren Preschool received a grant to provide financial assistance to families as well as purchase supplies/equipment and support appropriate staffing to meet state mandates upon reopening.
  • Assoicated Charities received a grant to provide short-term financial assistance as well as food for families in need.
  • Ashland Pregnancy Care Center received a grant to provide tele-health and build capacity to meet current and growing needs of clients.
  • United Church Residences of Ashland (Mill Run Place) received a grant to provide residents with cleaning supplies, personal care items, enhanced nutrition and technology.

In 2020, Ashland County Community Foundation observed its 25th Anniversary by awarding 19 Silver Anniversary Grants totaling $105,000.

  • Ashland County Cancer Association received an unrestricted Founding Agency Partner Grant as a “Thank You” for 25 years of partnership with ACCF.
  • Ashland Family YMCA received an unrestricted Founding Agency Partner Grant as a “Thank You” for 25 years of partnership with ACCF.
  • Hospice of North Central Ohio received an unrestricted Founding Agency Partner Grant as a “Thank You” for 25 years of partnership with ACCF.
  • Ashland Chautauqua received an Agency Endowment Challenge matching grant to building organizational sustainability by starting an endowment fund.
  • Ashland City Schools for Literacy Endowment Fund received an Agency Endowment Challenge matching grant to building program sustainability by starting an endowment fund.
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) at Ashland Parenting Plus received an Agency Endowment Challenge matching grant to building organizational sustainability by starting an endowment fund.
  • Fostering Family Ministries received an Agency Endowment Challenge matching grant to building organizational sustainability by starting an endowment fund.
  • Loudonville Theatre and Arts Committee received an Agency Endowment Challenge matching grant to building organizational sustainability by starting an endowment fund.
  • Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County received an Agency Endowment Challenge matching grant to building organizational sustainability by starting an endowment fund.
  • Park Street Brethren Preschool received an Agency Endowment Challenge matching grant to building organizational sustainability by starting an endowment fund.
  • Senior Citizens of Ashland County, Inc. received an Agency Endowment Challenge matching grant to building organizational sustainability by starting an endowment fund.
  • The Village of Loudonville received a grant to identify and pursue a special project to benefit the village and its residents.
  • The Village of Perrysville received a grant to identify and pursue a special project to benefit the village and its residents.
  • The Village of Jeromesville received a grant to identify and pursue a special project to benefit the village and its residents.
  • The Village of Hayesville received a grant to identify and pursue a special project to benefit the village and its residents.
  • The Village of Savannah received a grant to identify and pursue a special project to benefit the village and its residents.
  • The Village of Bailey Lakes received a grant to identify and pursue a special project to benefit the village and its residents.
  • The Village of Polk received a grant to identify and pursue a special project to benefit the village and its residents.
  • The Village of Mifflin received a grant to identify and pursue a special project to benefit the village and its residents.

Donor-Advised Fund Grants

During the 2019-20 fiscal year, our donors used distributions from their Donor-Advised Funds to make grants to the following organizations, charitable funds and causes.

  • ACCF COVID-19 Nonprofit Relief Fund
  • ACCF Emergency Response Fund
  • ACCF IMPACT Youth Grants
  • ACCF Operating Fund
  • ACCF Strategic Grantmaking Program
  • ACCF Women’s Fund
  • AHS Female Athlete of the Year Scholarship Fund
  • Ashland Care Center
  • Ashland Christian Health Center
  • Ashland City Schools
  • Ashland City Schools Foundation
  • Ashland County Cancer Association
  • Ashland County Historical Society
  • Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center
  • Ashland Downtown Flowers Fund
  • Ashland Family YMCA
  • Ashland Main Street
  • Ashland Schine’s Theatre Organization
  • Ashland Symphony Orchestra
  • Ashland University
  • Ashland Youth Baseball Association
  • Associated Charities
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
  • Brethren Care Foundation
  • Brethren Care Village
  • Citizenship education in area schools
  • City of Ashland – Mayor’s Office
  • City of Ashland Police Dept. for Community Outreach
  • DK’s PlayZone
  • Evans Scholars Foundation
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Fostering Family Ministries
  • Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry
  • Growing Mohican Families
  • Homeward Bound Dog Shelter of Ashland County
  • Joy of Living Camp
  • Loudonville/Perrysville Exempted Village School District
  • Mansfield Area Y
  • Miller Teacher Scholarship
  • Mohican Area Community Fund
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • Neos Dance Theatre
  • Ohio University
  • Pacific Garden Mission
  • Pathfinder Farms
  • Reliant Mission
  • Rotary Fireworks Fund
  • Ruggles Township Trustees
  • Ruggles-Troy Fire Department
  • Shop with a Cop
  • Small Farm Institute
  • Team Focus
  • The Brethren Church (National Office)
  • The Cat House Feline Sanctuary, Inc.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • United Way of Ashland County
  • Village of Jeromesville