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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 find power and purpose.

This mission is supported by a steering committee of local women who are passionate about:

  • Building community among women
  • Promoting women’s advancement
  • Strengthening Ashland County women

The fund was established in 2004 to create a permanent legacy that enhances the lives of women in Ashland County.

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

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.

Childcare Initiative

The Women’s Fund Childcare initiative aims to expand access to high-quality, affordable childcare in Ashland County.

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.

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.