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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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