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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 the CEOs Desk

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Happy New Year and Welcome to Winter!

January 23, 2020
Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are starting 2020 off strong and celebrating with you our 40th anniversary at the Community Foundation of Lorain County.

Happy Holidays!

December 19, 2019
I hope you are enjoying this wonderful time of the year, when friends and families and communities gather to celebrate togetherness and reflect on the year winding up!  This is a season during which we enjoy traditions, kinship, and familiar rituals.

So much gratitude!

November 21, 2019
We are thinking about things we are grateful for… With Thanksgiving approaching rapidly, it is a wonderful time to appreciate all of our blessings.  I want to share a few things for which I am grateful…

Our Mission

October 24, 2019
There is no better time of year and no better place to be than in Lorain County in the fall.  Our surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous this time of year.  It’s almost magical being out among the colors and enjoying the harvest bounty of apple orchards in our little corner of paradise.

New Perspectives

September 25, 2019
Happy Fall!  This week we enjoyed our monthly team outing, walking through the Metro Parks and assisting researchers by tagging Monarch butterflies to aid in monitoring and supporting their migratory journeys. 

Our Guiding Light

August 22, 2019
Welcome – an inviting expression that makes me feel as though I am home whenever and wherever I hear it – or see it.  The Lorain Lighthouse (pictured below) has welcomed boaters and sailors safely home for decades, as well as serving as a guidepost for navigation, much as our new Strategic Plan will serve as a guiding light for your Community Foundation.  

Dog Days of Summer

July 23, 2019
Yes, summer has definitely arrived. Here’s hoping that you are enjoying our Great Lake Erie on or near the water, strolling along a lovely path in the Lorain County MetroParks,

Happy Summer!

June 27, 2019
Happy summer!  Here at your Community Foundation of Lorain County, we launched summer with our Annual Meeting.  

A Time for Celebrations

May 20, 2019
Happy May!  What a special time of year for so many families.  Families and communities come together to celebrate all manner of graduations, from kindergarten to middle school, high school, college and graduate school, all marked with ceremonies attended by loved ones.

Welcome!

April 22, 2019
Welcome.  What a kind word.  The act of greeting someone or an action to greet someone in a glad, polite or friendly way.  We have enjoyed the opportunity to welcome so many folks to the Community Foundation of Lorain County during the month of April.
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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 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 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 believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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