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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


COVID-19 Update

March 20, 2020
Community is the priority at the Community Foundation.


March 17, 2020
Dear Friend, We are so fortunate to live in such a caring community. Every day it seems we are issued a new set of challenges. Yet in the face of this new coronavirus (COVID-19), our community rises to each new challenge as our safety net of friends and neighbors respond together. 

We All Can Make a Difference

February 26, 2020
As I share late-winter greetings, I was contemplating the ways we celebrate county progress and successes in February here in Lorain County.  

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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