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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.

Celebrate Mother's Day


 Flowers are nice, but what if you could honor the women in your life with a gift that keeps on giving?

Honor your mother, a mentor, or a friend during the Mother’s Day season with gifts in their name to the Women’s Fund. Your gifts will support women and children in our community forever – a fitting tribute to the women who have made a lasting difference in your own life. 

Each woman you honor will receive a Mother’s Day card featuring art from renown Lorain County artist David C. Jansheski and letting her know of your gift (but not the amount). 

Each card purchased supports the Women’s Fund and its grantmaking, which to date exceeds $416,300 to deserving nonprofit organizations. These grants support social, educational, and artistic projects by, for, and delivered to women and children in Lorain County.  Make a donation by May 3rd for delivery by Mother's Day!


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A minimum gift of $25 per honoree is requested. 
Gifts are fully tax deductible!

Enter code MOTHERSDAY17 into ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS field on the donation form.


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

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

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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