Donate to a Fund
Thank you for choosing the Community Foundation of Lorain County as your partner in philanthropy!
While charitable giving is always at a peak during the holiday season, organizations’ needs during this time of a pandemic, stock market volatility, and social unrest make it more critical to offer assistance. This year has been an impactful year for the Community Foundation, and our work is far from over.
If you would like to support funds that meet the immediate needs of our community, please search for “Community Responsive” under Interest Area. These funds include: Lorain County Cares COVID-19 Response Fund, the Racial Equity Fund, and the Touch the Future Fund. Additionally, you can donate to over 650 agency, donor-advised, or scholarship funds. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Foundation office at 440-984-7390.
Benjamin G. and Sara Jane Norton Fund
Donor works with foundation staff to recommend grants for public charitable, scientific, literary, and educational programs.
Bertha L. Mead Fund
Supports the work of organizations providing assistance to families and children in Huron County.
Bertha M. Butler Fund for the First Presbyterian Church of Norwalk
Purchases books for the use of the ministers of First Presbyterian Church of Norwalk.
Beth K. Stocker Fund
Supports programs in the areas of arts and education for young people, especially projects designated to motivate them toward higher achievement.
Beth K. Stocker Fund for First Congregational UCC, Lorain
Supports the ongoing ministry and mission of First Congregational Church, Lorain.
Beth K. Stocker Fund for Girl Scouts of Erie Shores
Supports the Opportunity Fund and/or to maintain Camp Timberlane, exclusively.
Beth K. Stocker Fund for Junior Achievement of Lorain County
Supports programming of Junior Achievement in Lorain County.
Beth K. Stocker Fund for Lorain City Schools
Provides mini-grants for classroom enrichment within Lorain City Schools.
Beth K. Stocker Fund for Lorain County Free Clinic
Supports the Free Clinic’s prescription drug program.
Beth K. Stocker Fund for Lorain Palace Civic Center
Supports the Lorain Palace Theater in Lorain, Ohio.
Beth K. Stocker Fund for The Foundation of the Lorain Public Library System, Inc.
Supports the operations and programs of the Lorain Public Library System.
Beth K. Stocker Scholarship for Lorain City Schools
Provides scholarships for students graduating from Lorain City Schools based upon academic achievement, financial need, and demonstrated service to the community.
Benefits the African American Community Fund and the Hispanic Fund of the Community Foundation of Lorain County.
Betty K. Huffman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Supports students graduating from Lorain High School and pursuing a career in education.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County Endowment Fund
Supports the organization’s charitable purposes.
Billy S. and Fay R. Rowland Fund
Addresses the most critical needs of the community now and in the future.
Bluecoats of Lorain County Fund
Enhances and protects physical safety of policemen and firemen of Lorain County in the discharge of their duties. Supports programs designed to educate people in basic safety rules, respect for law enforcement, and protection of society against acts of crime and violence.
Bob L. Peterson Scholarship Fund
Supports scholarships for post-secondary education. A preference will be shown for students whose permanent address is the City of Lorain and who are maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.