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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.

Holiday Greetings

 By Cindy Andrews

Warmest holiday greetings from all of us at the Community Foundation of Lorain County.

Thanks to the dynamic support you and others provided, the Community Foundation of Lorain County awarded $6M (Six Million Dollars!) in grants and scholarships to those most in need in our community in 2018. 

Thanks to you, the Foundation is forging a bold strategic plan, leveraging our collective insights and built upon the thoughtful work of previous board, staff, and community leaders. 

Thanks to you, our affiliate funds are working together to make an even more robust impact.  Our African American Community Fund, Hispanic Fund, Youth Fund and Women’s Fund came together around an enormously successful Leadercast event in November, bringing together over 200 energized county participants.  We are following up that success with a December job creation, job preparation, and job access event in partnership with Lorain County Community College and local nonprofit agencies.   

And thanks to you, in 2019, we will continue to listen and learn from our county wide partners in a collaborative process.  We welcome the opportunity to meet with you, to hear from you what priorities you feel are most significant for our community.  Please call or stop by and let us know how best to follow up with you.

Your year end consideration will continue to make Lorain County a great place to live, to work, to learn, and to call home.  Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!


Cindy Andrews

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

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

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

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

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 in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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

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 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.