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Our Designated Funds

We offer designated funds that allow donors to give directly to causes that they care about. All donations are tax-deductible and go directly to the specified charity, providing a secure and reliable way to support the causes you believe in. With designated funds, you can be sure your donation is making an impact.


Ashtabula County
Medical Center

Through donations from our Founder, R.H. Pfaff, his family, and other donations through the years, ACMC has been receiving distributions from this fund since 1928.    

Ashtabula County YMCA

This fund was established in 1978 with a donation of $198,438 from Miles Allen, and the YMCA continues to receive quarterly distributions from the fund.

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Edward J. Harvey Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in 1968 by Edna Harvey in her husband’s memory. Ashtabula County students have been receiving four-year scholarships since that time. The Foundation is able to award several scholarships per year, with annual scholarship payments averaging $30,000. 

Zonta Club of Ashtabula Area

The Zonta Club has been the recipient of bequests by Marie Kahne, Gertrude Kahne, and Zelda Altman for the benefit of scholarship recipients and or service organizations classified as 501 c3 corporations as directed by the Zonta/Altman Fund.    

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In 2019, the Ashtabula Foundation created a designated fund in support of the Rising Scholars Program at Kent State University at Ashtabula. The purpose of the Ashtabula Rising Scholars Endowment Fund is to provide scholarship support for Ashtabula Area City School students accepted into the program. The Foundation and Kent State Ashtabula formed an agreement to provide monetary support for this program.

William W. Hill Pipe Organ Fund

William (Bud) W. Hill faithfully devoted over 21 years as a Trustee to the Ashtabula Foundation Board. He was also well known in the Ashtabula County community for his devotion to the Lakeside Society for Performing Arts at Lakeside High School, home of the “Mighty Kimball” Pipe Organ. Soon after Bud’s passing in October of 2020, the Ashtabula Foundation Board created a fund to honor Bud’s long-standing service and dedication to the Ashtabula Foundation Board and his passion for the Pipe Organ. The fund's purpose is to help support activities surrounding the Kimball Theater Pipe Organ at Lakeside High School, including the tuning, maintenance, repairs, and upkeep so that it can remain operational and ready for performances.

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Ashtabula Foundation Coblitz Family Fund

In 2020, the G. Richard Coblitz and Mark A. Coblitz families created a fund maintained by the Ashtabula Foundation for the benefit of the Ashtabula Arts Center and the Tifereth Israel Congregation in Ashtabula.

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