Community Foundation of Lorain County Announces $1.1M in Grant Awards

 

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Elyria, Ohio-December 18, 2019

Community Foundation of Lorain County Board of Directors announced $1.1M in grant awards to 48 organizations at its regular meeting on December 18, 2019.

Community Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations serving residents in Lorain County, has invested over $100M in the community since 1980.

Board member Karen Wells stated, “The Community Foundation always celebrates the holiday season by funding our local organizations. This year, we awarded $1.1M in the categories of Arts & Culture, Education & Youth Development, Health and Human Services and Strengthening Lorain Count, with 54% of those funds targeted to Health & Human Services where the need is so great.”

2019 December Grantees:

 

Arts & Culture – $135,582

Elyria Arts Council – $26,000

Lorain County Historical Society – $25,000

Oberlin Heritage Center – $24,582

ideastream – $10,000

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts – $22,000

Oberlin Choristers – $10,000

Slowik Music Institute (dba Credo Music)  – $8,000

Great Expectation Ministries – $6,000

Education & Youth Development – $292,705

Effective Leadership Academy – $26,160

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County  – $50,000

Save Our Children, Inc. – $35,000

National Inventors Hall of Fame  – $49,900

Ohio State University Extension, Lorain County – $40,000

Lorain Public Library System – $27,500

Youth Challenge – $22,000

Girl Scouts of NEO – $15,000

RePlay for Kids – $11,145

Youth Opportunities Unlimited – $10,000

Scholastic Games of Lorain County – $6,000 

  

Health & Human Services – $610,425

Blessing House – $ 75,000

Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc., d/b/a The LCADA Way – $65,287

Mercy Foundation of Lorain County – $59,000

El Centro de Servicios Sociales – $55,000

Road To Hope House Inc. – $50,000

Sleep in Heavenly Peace – $50,000

Passages, Inc. – $25,000

Coalition for the Uninsured of Lorain County – $38,750

Humility of Mary Housing – $35,000

Salvation Army – $29,000

Lorain County Office on Aging – $25,431

Camp Imagine – $6,000

Lorain County LGBTQ+ and Allies Task Force  – $23,557

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging Foundation – $16,000

Prevent Blindness, Northeast Ohio Chapter – $7,000

YWCA Elyria – $14,900

Echoing Hills – $10,000

Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services, Inc. – $7,500

Lorain County Public Health – $12,000

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland – $5,000

Lorain County Safe Harbor Genesis House – $1,000

  

Strengthening Lorain County – $88,000

Village of Grafton – $5,000

Amherst Fire Department – $5,000

Friendship Animal Protective League – $20,000

Main Street Oberlin, Inc. dba Oberlin Business Partnership – $7,500

Main Street Vermilion – $5,500

Candid Midwest – $4,000

Hummingbird Project – $1,000

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity – $40,000

2019 Dec Grants

In 2018, the Community Foundation received more than $5.8M in gifts, distributed approximately $6M in grants and scholarships, and ended the year with assets of $130M. To get more information about grant, scholarships or updates about the Community Foundation visit our website, peoplewhocare.org