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Women's Fund Grants


Once each year, the Women's Fund Committee reviews grant requests and makes grant awards, based on established criteria. These annual distributions are made possible by the generosity of donors making gifts to the Women's Fund, and donors creating named funds specifically for the Women's Fund.


Women's Fund grants are competitive grants awarded to 501(c)(3) and other qualifying charitable organizations contributing to the community-wide benefit of women. Grants are intended to enhance the economic independence, innovative leadership, skills development and resources of our community's women.


Support is provided for:

  • Project Grants
  • Program Development
  • Seed Money
  • Equipment
  • Matching/Challenge Grants
  • Capital Campaigns

Support is not provided for:

  • Individual Grants
  • Operating Expenses
  • Political Purposes
  • Cash Reserves/Debt Reduction
  • Annual Campaigns
  • Existing Endowment Funds
  • Religious Organizations for Religious Purposes


Application Procedure

All Women’s Fund grant requests must be submitted using the Foundation's new online grants system. 
Click HERE to apply.

First-time applicants are required to interview with Foundation staff prior to proposal submission. Applications are due to ACCF by May 15. Incomplete applications or requests submitted after the deadline date will not be reviewed.

Grant Reporting Forms

Completion and submission of a Grant Agreement Form is required for all approved grants prior to dollar distribution. Additionally, a Final Report is required within one year should a grant be awarded. Completion of the Final Report is required for eligibility for future ACCF grants. All grant reporting forms are now assigned and accessed using the Foundation’s new online grants system.






"Without this MammoVan project, a mammogram would not be affordable for me. The ACCA and Women's Fund of the Community Foundation have been wonderful to support this fantastic program. I feel most of the ladies appreciate feeling safe, having this opportunity. Thank you so much!"

- Jane, Mammovan participant,
speaking to the
Ashland County Cancer Association

"The SWAG (She Will Achieve Greatness) group worked with pre-teens on self-esteem, building and maintaining healthy relationships, building communication skills, surviving fears and barriers, and identifying personal goals. Reflections from some of the young women:"

   • "You can do anything, put your mind to it."
   • "Thanks, I feel so strong & confident now."
   • "Be yourself, don't get down."
   • "Girls can do anything that boys can do."
   • "Know your own strength."