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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.

Nonprofit Resources

Nonprofit Resources

The Community Foundation values a strong nonprofit sector as a vital component of a healthy community. These resources are provided for our nonprofit partners

County Demographics

Foundation Center


Services for Charities - Ohio Attorney General

Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations

BVU | Business Volunteers Unlimited Resource Center

Board Member Resources

The Community Foundation values strong Governance and provides these resources to assist those who voluntarily and generously serve on the Boards of Directors of our nonprofit organizations.

Handbook for Nonprofits - Ohio Attorney General

Guide for Charity Board Members - Ohio Attorney General


Boardsource Board Basics 101 (60+ topics [free])


The Community Foundation of Lorain County makes no claims as to the accuracy or credibility of the information contained in these links.

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

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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

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

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