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

Huron County Community Foundation

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The Huron County Community Foundation 

is moving its application process online.  


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Realizing the benefits of a permanent endowment for Huron County, a visionary group of community leaders joined forces to create The Huron County Community Foundation.  As an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Lorain County, a local volunteer advisory committee is responsible for administering the Huron County Community Foundation.

Additional Info

  • Established: 1997
  • The Huron County Community Foundation receives contributions, its assets are invested for maximum growth with minimum risk, and awards grants to charitable agencies providing programs for Huron County residents. Initial contributions from two private family foundations created the original asset base and additional gifts from the community-at-large are building the endowment and generating named sub-funds to provide additional resources.

    Mission and History


    To mobilize individuals to become active partners in building a better Huron County.

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    We do this 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 community, and to instill a greater sense of unity within the greater Huron County community.



    Established in 1997, through the combined efforts of Judge Thomas Heydinger and attorneys Frederick Waugh and Robert Wiedermann, the Fund for Huron County received initial contributions of $30,000 to support contributions throughout the Huron County area.

    Today, the Fund has over $4 million in assets, operating as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Lorain County, until such time as it grows to a size to become a stand-alone  organization.  At that time, the Fund will operate independently as the Huron County Community Foundation.

    The Huron County Community Foundation operates as a public charity and makes grants for charitable purposes.  These grants are awarded from a permanent endowment created and built by many donors.  As an endowment, the principal is not distributed, only the earnings on investment, preserving its existence in perpetuity.  Since its founding in 1997, the Fund has made grants totaling over $350,000 in support of charitable programs serving Huron County residents.



    Huron County Community Foundation
    12 Benedict Avenue
    Norwalk, Ohio 44857
    (419) 668-9858, X1005
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    Michele SkinnMichele Skinn
    Advancement Officer, Huron County Community Foundation

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

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

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

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

    We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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

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

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