Protect the Present, Fund the Future

Community Fund Ohio enhances life for Ohio residents with disabilities by protecting their eligibility for government benefits and funding their current and future needs through pooled special needs trusts, grants, community education, and related services.

About Community Fund Ohio

The Special Needs Trust Advisor Since 1993

Community Fund Ohio is a nonprofit Trust Advisor that has served Ohio residents with disabilities for over 25 years.  We were established by disability advocates in 1993, with initial financial contributions from most Ohio County DD Boards, and we are governed by a Board of Directors from across Ohio.  Community Fund handles trust establishment and the day-to-day trust administration. We work with a corporate Trustee who offers professional investment and accounting services.  We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and personalized attention to our clients.

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Services | Trusts

Pooled Special
Needs Trusts

We offer Pooled Special Needs Trusts to help protect eligibility for government benefits and fund current and future needs for Ohio residents with disabilities. We maintain a separate Beneficiary accounts and the funds are only “pooled” for investment purposes.

Services | Grants

Grants for Individuals
and Nonprofits

We fund current and future needs by making grants to Ohioans with disabilities and to Ohio nonprofits that serve people with disabilities.  All grants must be utilized for disability-related purposes. We accept grant applications at any time. 

Our Partners

The Association for the Developmentally Disabled
Add, the Association for the Developmentally Disabled, is a Hattie Larlham agency in Central Ohio. The nonprofit organization provides residential and recreational services to children and adults with disabilities.

Hattie Larlham
Hattie Larlham creates opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing medical, residential, recreational and work training services to 1,600 Northeast and Central Ohio people.

Jewish Federation of Cleveland
For more than 115 years, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland has created the critical scale necessary to drive meaningful social change and provide relief in times of crisis in ways no one person or organization could do alone.

The Arc of Ohio
The Arc of Ohio is a statewide membership association made up of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, friends, interested citizens and professionals in the disability field.