Grants Awarded

The Defiance Area Foundation awards grants from a variety of funds that reflect the charitable interests of its donors and the diverse needs of Defiance County.

Since inception, over six million dollars has been distributed to local charitable organizations making life better in our area.

2022-2023 Awards

Andrew Tuttle Memorial Museum
Ayersville Athletic Boosters
Ayersville Education Foundation
Ayersville High School
Ayersville Music Boosters
Black Swamp Area Council #449
Center for Child and Family Advocacy
Central Local School District
Central Shares
Children’s Lantern, Inc
Christmas Cruise Thru
Christmas for Kids/FM 98.1
Christ’s Cupboard Ministries
City of Defiance
Community Health Professionals
Conquer Childhood Cancer Now
Defiance Area YMCA
Defiance Baseball Association
Defiance City School Foundation
Defiance College
Defiance College Purple and Gold Club, Inc.
Defiance Community Cultural Council
Defiance County 4-H Endowment Committee
Defiance County Ag Society
Defiance County DARE Program
Defiance County Economic Development
Defiance County Furniture Bank
Defiance County Historical Society
Defiance County Homegrown
Defiance County Senior Services
Defiance Development and Visitor’s Bureau
Defiance Dream Center
Defiance High School
Defiance High School Athletic Boosters
Defiance Public Library
Defiance Rotary Foundation
Defiance Youth Football
Diocese of Toledo
Fairview ACME Baseball
Fairview Athletic Boosters Association
Fairview Elementary
Fairview High School

Fairview Schools Fund
Family Christian Center
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs
Fort Defiance Humane Society
Fort Defiance Players
Friends of Independence Dam State Park
Friends of the Defiance Public Library
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
Hicksville Historical Society
Highland Twp. Fire Department Association
Historic Homes of Defiance
Holy Cross Catholic School
Huber Opera House
Kaitlyn’s Cottage
Keller Assists Veterans In Crisis
LifePoint Church
Lifewise- Central Local
Lifewise- Tinora
Lily Creek Farms
New Horizons Academy at Sara’s Garden
Northeastern Local School District
Operation Clean Duds
ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital Foundation
Returning American Warriors
Sauder Village
Sherwood Methodist Church
Sherwood Village
St. John Lutheran Church
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
St. Michael’s Catholic Church
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Tinora Academic Boosters
Tinora High School
Trees of Life, Inc
United Way of Defiance County
VFW National Home for Children
Village of Hicksville
Washington Evangelical Free Church
Women’s Giving Circle of Defiance County
Zion’s Lutheran Church

Apply for a Grant

Grants are awarded twice a year. These awards support a variety of programs in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, neighborhood and urban affairs, natural resources, and the arts. Grant applications are due March 31st and September 30th.

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Who We Are

We are a community of donors committed to making Defiance County a great place to live and call home. We provide a vehicle to serve the philanthropic goals and heritage of the donors of Defiance County through community collaboration, impactful grant making, and financial stewardship.