Donate to a Fund

Would you join us in supporting an area of interest in Defiance County that is important to you? Below you will find a list of funds under areas of interest. To donate to a specific fund, click on the button in the area of interest, and then you can choose the specific fund name on a drop down list of options at the PayPal landing page.


You can also mail a check to Defiance Area Foundation at 613 West Third Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512. Please list the fund name in the memo of the check.

Arts/Theater/ Culture

Arts and Theatre Field of Interest
Defiance City School’s Band Program
Defiance Community Cultural Council

Community Initiatives I

Bud Offerle Memorial (economic development)
Clothes for Kids
Coressel Field of Interest Fund for 1918 Building
Defiance County Capital Projects
Defiance County Senior Services
Defiance Dream Center (NEW)
Defiance Lodge #2094, Loyal Order of Moose, Inc.
Greenspace Fund- Matt Schmenk
Helping Hands
Hicksville Community

Community Initiatives II

Laurie and Mike McCann Good Citizen
Michael Schultz Leadership
Project 2030
Sherwood Community
Sherwood VFW Charity (NEW)
United Way of Defiance County
The State Bank Fund in Memory of Gene Smart
Women’s Giving Circle of Defiance County

Education and Youth

Ayersville Education Foundation
D.A.R.E. Program
Defiance College – Project 701
Defiance Public Library
Defiance City Schools Foundation
Fairview Schools
Johnson Memorial Library
Junior Achievement of Northwest Ohio
Northeastern Local Schools (NEW)
Youth Engaged Leadership Philanthropy

Environmental/Agricultural/ Safety

ACRES Land Trust Endowment
Black Swamp Area Council- Boy Scouts of America
Defiance County 4-H
Defiance County Fair Foundation
Fort Defiance Humane Society
Sherwood Memorial Park


Auglaize Village (Justin F. Coressel)
Andrew Tuttle Memorial Museum
Historic Homes of Defiance
Wertz Family Fund (historical research)

Health and Human Services I

Community Health Professionals
Conquer Childhood Cancer Now
CPC Women’s Health Resource
Defiance City Schools Foundation – Hope Tree Fund (NEW)
Feed the Hungry Endowment
Health and Human Services

Health and Human Services II

Hospice, The Caring Way of Def. County Auxiliary
Multi-Area Narcotics Task Force
ProMedica Health System, Inc.
R.A.V.E.N.S. Care, Inc.
Sarah’s House

Religious Education

First Presbyterian Church Capital Improvements
First Presbyterian Church Mission Trips
Holy Cross Catholic Schools
St. John’s Lutheran Schools

Scholarships I

Ann Melton Teacher Scholarship FundAudrey Davis Memorial (NEW)
Ayersville Athletic Boosters
Cletus Vetter Memorial
Cody Rahe Memorial (NEW)
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
Defiance Metal Products
DHS Bulldog Girl’s Tennis

Scholarships II

Erica J. Strausbaugh Culinary Arts
Fairview Football Scholarship
Lisa Yoder Memorial
Melton Family First Generation Fund
Virginia Lenhart Memorial Fund
Women’s Giving Circle (NEW)

Sports and Wellness

Defiance Area YMCA
Defiance Baseball Endowment
Kid’s Creation Playground