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.

Affiliate Funds

We have five affiliate funds that are endowed by Community Foundation funds and have their own separate grant cycles. Though in that case they act autonomously, the funds are under our umbrella. Our affiliates include the Hispanic Fund, African American Community Fund, Youth Fund, Women's Fund, and the Huron County Community Foundation.

We also have school endowment funds for each school district in Lorain County, as well as agency/organizational endowment funds.

We invite you to learn more about our funds on each of their respective pages.

To learn more, donate to a fund, or apply for a grant from one of the Affiliate Funds, click the name of the fund.

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

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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