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

Community Initiatives I

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 Fund
Offerle Bud Memorial (economic development)

Community Initiatives II

achi Hope Fund
Center for Community Impact
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

Community Initiatives III

Canines for Valor
DCSF- Capital Improvements Fund
Hicksville Splash Pad Project Fund

Education and Youth I

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

Education and Youth II

Lifewise Academy- Ayersville
Lifewise Academy- Central Local
Lifewise Academy – Defiance
Lifewise Academy – Tinora

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
Andrew Jimenez Autism
Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center
Hospice Nurses Fund

Memorial Funds

Ann Melton Teacher Scholarship Fund
DCSF Hope Tree Fund
The Joe and Terri Stykemain Family Fund
The Rod and Mary Martin Family Community Fund
William Sterling Memorial Unrestricted Fund

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 Memorial Teacher Fund
Audrey Davis Memorial
Ayersville Education Foundation
Cody Rahe Memorial
Cletus Vetter Memorial
Defiance City Schools Foundation
DHS Bulldog Girls Tennis
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Fairview Football
Election Ambassadors

Scholarships II

Erica J. Strausbaugh Culinary Arts
Kurt and Mary Kampe Memorial
Lisa Yoder Memorial
Melton Family First Generation
Northeastern Local Schools
Richard and Emmajean Stork
Virginia Lenhart Memorial
Women’s Giving Circle

Sports and Wellness

Defiance Area YMCA
Defiance Baseball Endowment
Kid’s Creation Playground