Mohican Area Community Fund distributes money

Representatives of five charities and other nonprofit programs celebrated thevdistribution of the largest amount of funds ever given by the Mohican Area CommunityvFund at one time Thursday afternoon, March 8. Happily accepting a huge, symbolicvcheck from MACF Vice-President Brian Hinkle include, from left, Criss Hunter, BeckyvCawrse, Cheyenne Dawson and Jillian Nicholson of the L/P Girl Scouts, Naomi Smart ofvthe Perrysville Association of Churches, Gene Heller of Helping Hand Services, BrycevMcCaskey of Loudonville Youth Football, and Jennifer Barlow and Beth Cole, community liaisons in the Loudonville-Perrysville Schools. The Community Fund distributed $53,845 in grant checks this week to 35 area charities, a six percent increase over last year's spring distribution.

LOUDONVILLE – The Mohican Area Community Fund has disbursed $53,845 in grants to 35 local community programs and charitable services for the first-half of 2018, a 6-percent increase from March 2017.

The amount includes smaller grants paid in full for the year. Of this total, 54 percent of agency allocations support health and family service programs, 13 percent funds youth sports and recreation, 18 percent encourages academic excellence in the Loudonville-Perrysville Exempt Village Schools, 7 percent aids youth and scouting services, and 8 percent promotes an appreciation and preservation of local history.

Agencies receiving checks this month include the American Red Cross, Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Ashland Christian Health Center, Ashland Council on Aging, Ashland County Cancer Association, Ashland Parenting Plus, Bikes for Kids, Boy Scouts of America (Loudonville-Perrysville units), Budd Partners-in- Education, Catholic Charities Community Services, Community Help Mission, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland (Loudonville-Perrysville units), Helping Hand, Hospice of North Central Ohio, Loudonville Stingrays Swim Team, Loudonville Theatre & Arts Committee, Loudonville Church Women, Loudonville Street Fair, Loudonville Youth Inc., Loudonville Youth Soccer Association, Loudonville Youth Football, L/P Academic Boosters, L/P Music Boosters, L/P School/Community Liaisons, McMullen Parents Association, Meals on Wheels, Mohican Historical Society, Mohican School in the Out-of- Doors, Olive Tree Care, Perrysville Association of Churches, Perrysville Economic Development, Inc., Perrysville Youth Association, Safe Haven, The Salvation Army (Loudonville Service Unit), and (Friends of the) Wolf Creek Grist Mill.

“The 2018 “Have a Mohican Heart!” campaign met and exceeded its goal for the eighth straight year,” says Brian Hartzell, president of Mohican Area Community Fund. “Thanks to solid community support, the campaign received gifts and pledges of more than $91,100, of which $90,100 will be distributed in 2018.” (See attached listing of all agencies and their designations.)

MACF is currently accepting funding requests from nonprofits and other charitable agencies serving clients within MACF’s service area for its 2019 campaign which will begin this summer. Application deadline is March 29.

To learn more about MACF, call Brian Hartzell at 567-215-3236, or contact him via For more

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Mohican Area Community Fund

Spring 2018 Distributions

American Red Cross $1,000

Appleseed Community Mental Health $1,000

Ashland Christian Health Center $1,500

Ashland Council on Aging $1,000

Ashland County Cancer Association $3,750

Ashland Parenting Plus $1,000

Bikes for Kids $1,200

Boy Scouts (Loudonville-Perrysville Units) $1,000

Budd Partners-in- Education $1,900

Catholic Charities Community Services $1,500

Community Help Mission $2,500

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland $1,000

Helping Hand s Services $2,500

Hospice of North Central Ohio $500

Loudonville Stingrays Swim Team $1,000

Loudonville Street Fair $2,000

Loudonville Church Women $3,250

Loudonville Youth Football $1,000

Loudonville Youth Inc. $1,000

Loudonville Youth Soccer Association $1,000

Loudonville/Perrysville Academic Boosters $2,250

Loudonville/Perrysville Music Boosters $1,750

Loudonville/Perrysville Schools/Community Liaisons $1,500

Loudonville Theatre & Arts Committee $1,250

McMullen Parents Association $1,900

Meals On Wheels $3,000

Mohican Historical Society $1,800

Mohican School in the Out-of- Doors $1,080

Olive Tree After-School Care Center $1,000

Perrysville Association of Churches $1,000

Perrysville Economic Development Inc. $1,500

Perrysville Youth Association $1,000

Safe Haven $1,500

Salvation Army (Loudonville Service Unit) $1,215

Wolf Creek Grist Mill (Friends of) $1,500

Total $53,845

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