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 the CEOs Desk


Doing What You Can

March 14, 2018
In the face of things you can’t control, focusing on what you CAN do makes a difference, for yourself, for the well-being of those close to you, and for helping comfort someone in distress. Read more about what the Youth Fund Advisory Board is doing through the 2018 Lorain County Youth Summit to help fellow students cope with major crises, or even just day-to-day academic pressures.

The Power of Opportunity: Turning Dreams into Degrees

February 12, 2018
We connect people who care with causes that matter. Caring about the education of our youth in Lorain County is certainly a cause that matters. The Community Foundation has a long history of ensuring access to education in Lorain County.  

Mindful Giving, Blessed Community

December 12, 2017
As we approach year end we are mindful of all of our supporters. It is our mission to connect you to the causes that matter most to you and to our communities, and that becomes so apparent this time of year.  

Appreciating our Blessings

November 7, 2017
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… Among the more obvious of these blessings for which I am grateful is my new organization and role supporting our community.  I am delighted and yet humbled.  How rewarding it is to be working here with our Board, our staff, and our community volunteers.  I am grateful for the opportunity to work with and for an organization so committed to supporting our community.  And I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know so many more people and stakeholders who share our passion and make all of this work in our community possible. 

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