Affiliate Funds

Huron County Community Foundation

Mobilizing individuals to become active partners in building a better community

Our Mission

The mission of the Huron County Community Foundation is to mobilize individuals to become active partners in building a better community by developing a permanent endowment to receive and manage charitable gifts and bequests of all sizes; to support innovative programs while acting as a catalyst in identifying and meeting the changing needs and opportunities in the greater Huron County community so as to improve the quality of life; and to instill a greater sense of unity within the greater Huron County community.

Our Impact

In fulfilling its mission, the Huron County Community Foundation awards grants to programs in the fields of Education, Social Services, Arts and Culture, Civic Affairs, Health, and Economic Development. The Foundation looks to provide support to creative new and innovative programs that address fundamental or emerging community needs, or to expand existing successful programs in the identified fields of interest. Emphasis is given to programs that:
– have the potential to become self-sustaining, community-supported initiatives
– address community needs not currently being met totally or inadequately
– have the potential to capitalize on other resources within the community
– requests that include collaborative efforts between organizations


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Huron County Accounting Scholarship

Payne, Nickles & Company, CPAs, through the Huron County Community Foundation (an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Lorain County), is proud to announce it is again offering up to two (2) $2,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarship is open to second, third, fourth, and fifth-year students with accounting majors and is intended to assist the student in meeting the 150-hour requirement to take the CPA exam. Download the application for more information.

Huron County Community Grant Program

The online applications open December 1 and July 1.

Application Deadlines: January 15 and August 15
Board Decision: March and September

For the Community Grant Cycles, grants are provided to 501(c)3 and tax-exempt organizations located in Huron County for: Outdoor projects that improve access to physical exercise for Huron County residents, projects that benefit children in Huron County, and projects that improve the lives of Huron County residents through innovative programs in the fields of education, arts and culture, civic affairs, health, economic development, and social services.

Huron County Community Foundation Teacher Mini-Grants

Application Deadline: October 15
Board Decision: November

Teachers are encouraged to apply for special projectsprograms or equipment that directly impacts students and enriches the student experience. The Grant Committee specifically looks for collaboration and creative ways to aide in learning specific, and sometimes difficult, topics. 

Huron County Community Foundation Board of Directors

  • Denny Camp, Chair
  • Raymond Chapin, Treasurer
  • Bill Kalfs, Secretary
  • Ricky Branham
  • Sharon Mastroianni
  • Vicki Missler
  • Patrick Nolan
  • Kathleen Olak
  • Jeff Savage
  • Michele Skinn, Development Officer


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