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.


From our Newsletter

From the CEO's Desk

  • 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…
  • The Power of Opportunity: Turning Dreams into Degrees

    We connect people who care with causes that matter. Caring about the education of our youth in Lorain County is…
  • Mindful Giving, Blessed Community

    As we approach year end we are mindful of all of our supporters. It is our mission to connect you…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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