We connect people who care with causes that matter

The Community Foundation of Lorain County is dedicated to enriching the lives of those living and working in Lorain County, Ohio.

Giving to Causes That Matter

For Good. For Ever.

A donation to an endowment is unlike any other gift; it has permanence. Your gift will continue to grow and have lasting impact on our community.

Your Legacy of Giving

When you choose to endow your gift, you have the opportunity to make a difference during your lifetime and, at the same time, provide for the community you care about for generations to come. As needs, opportunities, and the nonprofit organizations that address them change over time, your wishes are preserved, and grants continue to make life better in the name of the fund you established.

A Nonprofit's Source of Stability

Leaders of a nonprofit organization may also look to the Community Foundation to hold their organization's endowment because they know that having a constant source of funding helps them respond to emergency needs, as well as plan for the future, and sustain the good work they do.

Together for Greater Advantage

Gifts endowed by the Community Foundation are pooled with others to achieve maximum investment efficiency and return. They grow and benefit the community with guidance from experienced local leaders and expert investment managers.

CFCL-10-Reasons

  1. We are a local organization with deep roots in the community.
  2. We have broad expertise on community issues and needs.
  3. We provide highly personalized service tailored to your charitable and financial interests.
  4. Our funds help people invest in the causes they care about most.
  5. We accept a wide variety of assets, and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving.
  6. We partner with professional advisors to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving.
  7. We offer maximum tax advantage for most gifts under state and federal law.
  8. We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants.
  9. We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies.
  10. We are a collaborative community leader, coordinating resources to create positive change.

 

Connect with Us

Danielle-Locke
Danielle M. Locke, CAP, MPA
Gift Planning Officer
 

We believe the perpetuity of our efforts are linked to sustainable practices.

We believe integrity is our greatest asset and value trust earned with fiscal responsibility, ethical stewardship, and transparency

We provide a permanent instrument for receiving and managing charitable gifts and bequests.

We believe access to the CFLC should be fair, inclusive, and equitable.

We exercise and promote leadership in meeting the changing needs and opportunities in the community.

Through our efforts, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and to instill a greater sense of unity in Lorain County.

We support innovative programs and act as a catalyst in identifying problems and sharing information with individuals, other foundations, and corporations.

We value integrity, which we define as always doing the right thing.

We believe strategy, creativity, and adaptability are keys to thriving in a constantly changing world.

We work to mobilize individuals to become active partners in building a better community.

We value community, which we define as putting self aside for the betterment of the whole.

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

We value excellence, which we define as providing the best service to all.