We connect people who care with causes that matter.
Lorain County is a thriving community through giving.
Providing the best service to all.
Always doing the right thing.
Diversity, inclusion, and equity are integral to the success of the community and Community Foundation of Lorain County.
Putting self aside for the betterment of the whole.
Provide education about, and philanthropic opportunities to address important community issues.
As an institution permanently anchored in Lorain County, the Community Foundation strives to be an open and inclusive vehicle focused on issues important to our donors and community. We craft endowed funds and invest subsequent grants spanning a full spectrum of issues, driven largely by the collective, varied, and charitable interests of our donors. However, we recognize that the Foundation is uniquely positioned, and has a responsibility, to provide leadership on issues of importance to our community. Because we cannot anticipate what these issues might be or how we might respond, we created a Leadership Treatise to guide or actions and to serve as a community promise for our behavior. (click to view)