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Women’s Fund

Women's Fund

The Women’s Fund of Ashland County Community Foundation is all about women helping women.

The fund was established in 2004 to create a permanent legacy that enhances the lives of women in Ashland County. This mission is achieved through a three-fold purpose:

  1. To encourage women to participate as donors and to build a permanent endowment.
  2. To educate women about community needs.
  3. To empower women to achieve self-sufficiency.

Gifts to the Women’s Fund are invested, generating income to award grants to nonprofit organizations serving Ashland County women.

Mother’s Day Initiative

Through our annual Mother’s Day initiative, the Women’s Fund recognizes and honors women while raising money to support our cause.

Women’s Fund Grants


Once each year, the Women’s Fund Committee reviews grant requests and makes grant awards to programs and projects that benefit Ashland County women.

Women’s Fund Scholarship

The Women’s Fund offers an annual scholarship for female, non-traditional students who are pursuing education to secure a better job.

Freedom From Selfishness Award


The Dr. Lucille G. Ford “Freedom from Selfishness” Award recognizes Ashland County women who demonstrate a long-standing commitment to philanthropy.