Donate to a Fund
Thank you for choosing the Community Foundation of Lorain County as your partner in philanthropy!
When combined with others in Lorain County, even a small donation will have a positive impact. Your charitable giving makes a world of difference to the causes that matter to you.
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 or would like to donate gifts of appreciated stock, real estate, life insurance, retirement plans, artwork, jewelry, grain, or other assets, please contact the Community Foundation office at 440.984.7390.
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 Taylor Memorial Fund for the Elyria Public Library
Makes additions to the obituary, history, and music collections at the Elyria Public Library.
Elyria Arts Council Endowment Fund
Assists Elyria Arts Council in fulfilling its general public charitable goals.
Elyria East Little League Fund for Vic Janowicz Park
Maintains/enhances Vic Janowicz Park owned by Elyria East Little League, Inc.
Elyria Jaycees Scholarship Fund
Supports graduates of Elyria High School, Elyria Catholic, Lake Ridge, Midview or Open Door pursuing a post secondary education. Specific criteria apply to this award.