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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.

Our Community

  • barracks
  • fountain
  • house
  • lakeview
  • lighthouse
  • marina
  • mural
  • sandstone

Photos courtesy of Visit Lorain County

Lorain County is richly diverse in our landscape and population. In order to better understand the nature of our community and challenges and opportunities facing our population, the Community Foundation provides connections to the following resources. Click on the links below to access useful information.


Our Community

County Profile – State of Ohio
Quick Facts – US Census
Other People, Education & Economy: Changing Nature of Lorain County - Public Service Institute, LCCC
Online Info – LorainCounty.com
NEORIO - Northeast Ohio Regional Impact & Outcomes, Center for Community Solutions

Our Partners

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UWGLC LCCC-logo oberlin-college

Our Nonprofit Sector

Our Potential

Transfer of Wealth
The net worth of Lorain County is estimated at $20.2 billion. During the coming decade, $3.42 billion is expected to transfer from one generation to the next. Over the next 50 years, the estimated transfer of wealth for Lorain County is $23.86 billion. In the next ten years, if just five percent of this transfer could be invested at the Community Foundation of Lorain County in endowed funds, nearly $170.83 million would be gained and an estimated $8.54 million could be available annually to improve the quality of life in our community and secure our future. Learn more about the transfer of wealth in Ohio and Lorain County.

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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

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

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 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 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.

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

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