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Grantee Stories

Our grantees are at the center of our work to improve the lives of organizations, students, teachers, and families in our community and change them in positive ways. We invite you to enjoy these real life stories that highlight the efforts of the ACCF.

Future Impact: Jeffrey W. Stimmell (Scholarship Recipient)

In 2010, I graduated from Hillsdale High School and decided to attend The Ohio State University in Columbus to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural and Extension Education. During my time searching for where I wanted to be, I was fortunate enough to apply for many of the scholarships held by the Ashland County Community Foundation. Read More...

The Power of Education:
Blue-Ribbon Award-Winning St. Edward School (Grant Recipient)

Published in the Ashland Times-Gazette on May 31, 2014
Under the direction of art teacher Steve Huber, St. Edward School eighth-graders recently completed a photo journalism project for Ashland County Historical Society. The school's art department was awarded a teacher mini-grant of $500 through Ashland County Community Foundation. Read More...

Revitalizing the Community: Ashland Main Street (Grant Recipient)

A grant to Ashland Main Street was to support the development of a downtown comprehensive plan which was supplemented with matching dollars. Sandra Hedlund Tunnell, Executive Director of Ashland Main Street, reported, ''Receiving a grant from the Community Foundation gave our organization legitimacy in its first year.'' Read More...


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Kristin Aspin
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"We at the Foundation have the unique privilege of connecting people who care with causes that matter. Because of our generous donors, many non-profit organizations and students benefit from grants and scholarships. We always enjoy sharing stories of impact, and hope that you'll enjoy the stories posted on this page."