Community Foundation Awards $1M in Grants


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Community Foundation of Lorain County Announces Grant Awards

Elyria, Ohio – July 18, 2019


Community Foundation of Lorain County Board of Directors announced $1M in grant awards to 39 organizations at its regular meeting on July 17, 2019.

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

Maria Grega, Grants Committee Chairperson stated,

“Our Community Foundation mission is to connect people who care with causes that matter;  the Grants Committee’s work is the culmination of that mission in our local community.”


July Grants Include: 

Arts & Culture – $95,115

 Cleveland Museum of Natural History

     $15,115 Enhancing Science Education in Lorain County

Great Lakes Theater Festival Students

    $35,000 2019-20 Education Programs: Lorain County

Lorain Historical Society

    $10,000 Capacity Building Grant

MAD Factory

    $5,000 Theatre Arts Based Programming

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra

    $25,000 2019-2020 NOYO Season

North Pointe Ballet

    $5,000 Sensory-Friendly Performances 2019/2020


Education & Youth Development – $124,584

Achievement Centers for Children

    $7,500 Camps for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Atmosphere Adventures

    $15,000 Atmosphere Adventures Science Enrichment Project    

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lorain County

    $30,000 School Year Teen Out-of-School Time Enrichment

College Now Greater Cleveland

    $18,207 College Access Advising for Lorain County

Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio

    $5,000 Building Youth Leadership by Cultural Exchanges

Educational Service Center of Lorain County

    $2,084 Spelling Bee Programs 2019-2020

Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland

    $15,000 JA Programs for Lorain County Students   


Health & Human Services – $739,464

 American Red Cross, Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter

    $10,000 Request for Biomedical Fleet

Catholic Charities Corporation

    $70,000 Catholic Charities St. Elizabeth Center

Cleveland Clinic Research Institute

    $50,000 Medication Assistance for Alzheimer’s Patients

Cleveland Clinic  Research Institute                        

    $50,000 Medication Assistance for Oncology Patients

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

    $30,000 2019 Deaf Serving Deaf in Lorain County

Family Planning Services of Lorain County

    $40,000 Operating Support

Gathering Hope House

    $5,000 Art Recovery Therapy

Hospice of the Western Reserve

    $15,000 Reframing the Lens on Dementia at the End of Life

Let’s Get Real, Inc.

    $25,000 Intake and outreach for persons moving to recovery

Lorain County Board of Mental Health

    $4,484 Vicarious Trauma Training for First Responders

Lorain County Children Services

    $8,130 Adoption Finalization Package

Lorain County Free Clinic, Inc.

    $60,000 General Operating Support and Prescriptions

Lorain County Habitat for Humanity

    $15,000 Affordable Housing Solutions

Lorain County Lutheran Presbyterian Cooperative Ministries         

    $12,500 Food and Community Assistance Programs

Lorain County Safe Harbor Genesis House             

    $50,000 Aftercare Program

Lorain County Urban League

    $50,000 2019 Vision: Expand and Increase Outcomes

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

    $25,000 Guardianship Services – Lorain County

Neighborhood Alliance

    $60,000 Support of Haven Center Shelter & Senior Nutrition

Nord Center

    $10,000 Integrated Healthcare Preparation Project

Oberlin Community Services Council

    $25,000 Cultivating Hope

Second Baptist Church Adopt-A-School

    $2,390 Senior Programming, and Back to School Rally Initiative

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio

    $56,610 School Pantry Program Expansion

University Hospitals Health System

    $50,000 UH Rainbow Pediatric Cancer Family Fund

Voices for Children

    $5,000 General Operating Support

Wesleyan Senior Living Foundation

    $10,350 Addressing Unmet Needs in Dementia Behaviors


Strengthening Lorain County     $44,225

 Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    $14,225 Environmental Education Programs: Lorain & Elyria Schools

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

    $30,000 Access to Basic Needs through Legal Aid in Lorain County


2019 Community Responsive July Grant Cycle


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Founded in 1980, the Community Foundation of Lorain County is made up of more than 660 endowed Funds valued at approximately $130M. On average, $5.8M is awarded annually in grant support to non-profit organizations serving Lorain County. Visit


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