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.

In the Media

April 2, 2018

Youth Summit Featured on WKYC We the People

June 29, 2015

Community Foundation of Lorain County reviews lessons of 35 years of giving

June 8, 2015

Foundation Awards Grant to Catholic Charities for Success for Youth program

March 4, 2015

Fund for Our Economic Future members elect chairman, approve grants for economic growth

January 14, 2015

LifeShare to give $17.5 million to LCCC, Community Foundation

January 14, 2015

Lorain County foundations receive $7.5 million gifts

January 14, 2015

Two Lorain County institutions to share $17.5 million from LifeShare Community Blood Services sale

December 23, 2014

Community Foundation of Lorain County donates $10,000 to Mary Lee Tucker Clothe-A-Child

September 30, 2014

Homegrown Talent

July 7, 2014

Community Foundation gets Bouquet for Annual Meeting

June 27, 2014

Community Foundation Celebrates Continued Success

June 26, 2014

Former Southview Class of 1981 raises money for endowment

June 21, 2014

Main Street Elyria Revives

June 20, 2014

Camp Invention morphs nature with kid's ideas

January 14, 2014

Community Foundation Supports United Way Volunteer Program

November 28, 2013

Gift makes Metroparks More Accessible

November 16, 2013

CEO Brian Frederick receives 2013 Ohio Philanthropy Award

November 13, 2013

Lorain County Health & Dentistry opens new Vision Clinic

October 13, 2013

CFO Cheryl McKenna finalist for Crain’s Accountant of the Year Award

October 11, 2013

CFLC CEO Brian Frederick and CFLC Board Member Receive Difference Makers Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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