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The Community Foundation of Lorain County is dedicated to enriching the lives of those living and working in Lorain County, Ohio.


From our Newsletter

From the CEO's Desk

  • Corporate Giving through the Community Foundation

    Recently, I had the pleasure to speak with members of our business community at an event hosted by the Lorain…
  • Is it a Dragon or is it Love?

    Recently, a few of our staff were circled around at a new piece of art on display in our lobby…
  • Doing What You Can

    In the face of things you can’t control, focusing on what you CAN do makes a difference, for yourself, for…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

Through our efforts, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and to instill a greater sense of unity in Lorain County.

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