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.

Donor Stories

The Community Foundation of Lorain County was created and is growing because of generous donors who care deeply about our community.  Here are some of their stories.


How Do You Ensure Your Legacy? Anna Martin's Story

November 26, 2014
Anna Martin had a dream deferred. The Community Foundation helped make it a reality for her long after she had passed. Through her generosity, we help hundreds of children, young women, and their families in need every year, forever. The Anna E. Martin Fund for Women supports charitable programs and services for women, girls, and their families in Lorain County. In 2014, Anna’s legacy provided $15,000 in support for Family Promise of Lorain County. Family Promise serves homeless families with physical custody of at least one child under the age of 18 years.

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.