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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

  • Diversity of Passion
    Diversity of Passion I invite you to think about your passion, think about the change you would like to see in the world…
  • Jim Doughman Community Service Award
    Jim Doughman Community Service Award This honor will be awarded at our Annual Meeting on June 21, 2017, and a cash award of $1,000 will…
  • Shark Tank Lorain County
    Shark Tank Lorain County The African American Community Fund is hosting a “Shark Tank” style grant event and invites you to be a part…
  • Celebrate Mother's Day
    Celebrate Mother's Day  Flowers are nice, but what if you could honor the women in your life with a gift that keeps on…
  • Balancing Stability and Change
    Balancing Stability and Change Times of change can be exhilarating, providing new opportunities, new partnerships, and innovations. With change comes accepting the new and…

From the CEO's Desk

  • A Game of Consequences

    I have a love/hate relationship with the game MONOPOLY.  On those rare occasions when PARK PLACE and BOARDWALK are filled…
  • To Every Season

    I’m showing my age but “Turn, Turn, Turn” has been a favorite of mine since the Byrds released Pete Seeger’s…
  • High Tech or High Touch… or Both?

    Community Foundations struggle with similar realities as do any other good businesses. We need to employ smart and effective technology…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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