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.

Blended Giving

Make a gift today. 

Leave a legacy for tomorrow.

So many times in life we think we must choose between two alternatives, like two different cups of coffee. When making a gift to support the causes they care about, many people feel like they either have to choose between making a sizable gift today, so they can receive any up-front tax benefits and see firsthand the result of their gift, or holding off on making their intended gift until much later, when they know they won’t need that particular asset or money during life.

With the first option, they would receive up-front tax benefits and see their gift at work. With the second, they maintain the flexibility in the event of unanticipated needs.

Similar to finding your perfect coffee blend, there is a way to blend your personal philanthropy that is right for you.  The idea is that you make a starting gift with a current gift of cash, securities or real estate. Then you find the planned gift method, maybe a bequest, charitable trust or gift annuity, that works best for your situation.

Contact us to talk about the many different ways you can create a custom gift.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 440-984-7390

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

We believe strategy, creativity, and adaptability are keys to thriving in a constantly changing world.

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

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

We support innovative programs and act as a catalyst in identifying problems and sharing information with individuals, other foundations, and corporations.

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

We work to mobilize individuals to become active partners in building a better community.

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

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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