How to Donate

When you think of making a donation to the Ashtabula Foundation, think about the impact your donation will have. Do you want to make a lasting impact with an organization you have worked with in the past? Have you received services from an organization, and you want to show your gratitude and support? Do you want to make a donation in honor of someone special to you – or to honor the memory of a loved one?

Your donation to the Ashtabula Foundation will assure that your generosity will continue to make a lasting impact to our community.

A donation to the general fund of the Foundation will be used at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. The Board receives applications from non-profits in Ashtabula County in the categories of Human Services, Recreation & Conservation, Education, Religion, Arts/Culture/Historical, and Community Development. After conducting due diligence, the Board votes to approve those grants that will make the greatest impact in the community.

A “Donor-Advised” fund is one where the donor directs the Board as to how the fund shall be named and who the beneficiary of the fund should be. Five percent of the value of the fund will be distributed annually to the beneficiary, while the original contribution remains intact. The donor is also able to specify how the distributions will be used.