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.
Dr. Howard A. and Pearl L. Keiser Living Memorial Fund
Supports programs that promote literacy and enjoyment of the written word or visual arts.
Dr. Ibrahim and Mufide Eren Fund for the Miller Preserve
Supports the Miller Preserve through the Lorain County Metropolitan Park District.
Dr. Joseph A. Cicerrella Scholarship Fund of the Elyria Kiwanis Club
Administers a scholarship program for post high school education.
Dr. Ralph E. Hammond Memorial Scholarship Fund
Benefits the scholarship activity of the African American Scholarship Fund with the provision that at such time as the payout of this Fund is equal to (or greater than) the size of an AASF scholarship, awards will be made in Dr. Hammond’s name.
Dr. Robert and Eleanor Stevenson Family Scholarship Fund
Supports an Elyria High School graduating senior pursuing a post-secondary education. Specific criteria applies to this award.
Drs. Russell, Berkebile & Associates, Inc. Community Fund
Donor works with foundation staff to recommend grants for public charitable, scientific, literary, and educational programs.
East Elyria Kiwanis Endowment Fund
Supports children and youth programs at the Elyria Public Library, Lorain County Historical Society, and the Elyria Public Schools Endowment Fund.
Edna Jean Harper Fund
Benefits the scholarship activity of the African American Scholarship Fund with a preference for graduates of the Elyria City School District.
Advancing educational opportunities for youth, from kindergarten to college, in Lorain County.
Educational Service Center Endowment Fund
Provides enrichment opportunities for students above and beyond state mandated programs.
Educational Service Center Fine Arts Endowment Fund
Provides fine arts enrichment opportunities for students above and beyond state mandated programs.
Eleanor and Henry Irish Fund
Addresses the most critical needs of the community now and in the future.
Elise Finley Simoneau Fund
Donor works with foundation staff to recommend grants for public charitable, scientific, literary, and educational programs. Standing preference is children’s services.
Elizabeth and Dorothy King Memorial Hospital Fund
Purchases medical health care diagnostic hospital equipment and medical health care therapeutic hospital equipment for Mercy Hospital.
Elizabeth Taylor Memorial Fund for the Elyria Public Library
Makes additions to the obituary, history, and music collections at the Elyria Public Library.