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.

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new donation page!  The donation page makes it easy to be a philanthropist from the comfort of your home, or anywhere you are, right from your computer, smart phone, or tablet.


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A *new* shopping cart feature lets you make gifts to multiple Endowment Funds in one, secure transaction.  You also have a new option of selecting your gift to recur automatically on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.  You can rest easy knowing that your donations will continually support the causes you care about!

If you are an Endowment Fund holder, continue to the new donation page and search the name of your fund.  Click the Fund name and complete the easy online donation form. To save or share the link to your Fund, copy/paste the url in your browser.  Contact us at any time for assistance at 440-984-7390 or foundation@peoplewhocare.org.   

The Norton Family Foundation Scholarship Fund

To support graduating seniors from Lorain County high schools, preference given to Brookside or Clearview High School graduates. For graduating seniors from Lorain County high schools demonstrating financial need. Preference given to graduates of Brookside or Clearview High Schools.

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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

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

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

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