Winter 2023
Medina County residents care about their communities, and so do we. The Medina County Community Fund continues its dedication to enhancing the quality of life from Hinckley to Brunswick and Westfield to Wadsworth. I am pleased to welcome our newest advisory board members: Laure Javorsky, Edward Hopson and Brian Frasier. We have a dynamic and committed advisory board that will stay focused on our fund’s four "pillars" of funding: arts and culture, community service, education, and health. 
The Medina County Community Fund is currently accepting grant applications for programs that improve the lives of Medina County residents.

Questions about the application? Contact Vice President of Community Investment John Garofalo at

Qualified nonprofits can apply online at
Forever Amber Acres Animal Sanctuary In 2021, the Medina County Community Fund awarded a $2,500 grant to Forever Amber Acres Animal Sanctuary to provide free, equine-assisted psychotherapy to help treat first responders and military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma-related mental illnesses. The grant enabled the organization to offer monthly Comrades-in-Arms small group sessions to 53 at-risk military veterans and active duty service members in 2021, thus removing a barrier to access for this underserved, at-risk population. Read More.
Love INC A $3,000 grant was used to purchase furniture for 23 families from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Medina. The total number of people served was 32 adults and 17 children. Through its client intake process, Love INC verifies the need and issues a voucher that can be used at the ReStore to purchase furniture and essential home items. Love INC then provides volunteers and a pickup truck to transport the items to the client's residence. Read More.
Operation HOMES A $6,438 grant was used to house homeless guests in a motel, since the churches the organization usually partners with were unable to host them during the pandemic. The churches still provided meals, and Operation HOMES continued to provide case management. Affordable housing is difficult to find in Medina County, but several guests did find housing, sometimes in another county. This grant helped with the enormous expense of providing temporary shelter and services to homeless guests. Read More.
Mark your calendar for a grant distribution event held in partnership with the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund on Thursday, June 15 at the Blue Heron Event Center. Join the funds in honoring their 2023 grant recipients and to learn more about how they plan to serve Medina County residents with these grants. Watch your email for more details!
With an annual gift of $1,000 or more, you can join our Pillars of Giving Circle, which helps to sustain the fund and increases our annual grantmaking to improve the lives of Medina County residents. For more information about the Pillars of Giving Circle, contact Deb Hoffman at

Thank you to the generous donors who contributed to the Medina County Community Fund from Aug. 1 to Dec. 31, 2022. Your gifts will impact the lives of Medina County residents for years to come. For a complete list of donors, visit

Giving to the Medina County Community Fund through your will or trust is a simple and tax-friendly way to improve the quality of life in Medina County now and for future generations. Learn more about all of your planned giving options and get sample bequest language by downloading our free guide.

From cash to mutual funds, and retirement assets to real estate, there are many ways to give to the Medina County Community Fund.
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