Register Now for Connect to a Cause 2021

Crowd-Funding Campaign Generated over $147K in 2020 for Area Non-Profits

After a successful inaugural year, the Community Foundation of Lorain County announced its second Connect to a Cause event planned for September 16, 2021. Lorain County non-profits interested in participating must register by March 31st.

Connect to a Cause is an opportunity to highlight the great work our non-profits are doing in our community,” shares Cynthia H. Andrews, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “People stepped up to raise over $147K to support 56 local non-profits that quickly pivoted to provide emergency services and address social issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic. I encourage all Lorain County non-profits to join us for this incredible event.”

Connect to a Cause is a coordinated, 12-hour virtual fundraising event that rallies community support for organizations serving Lorain County. In addition to the March 31st registration deadline, all participating organizations must have an agency endowment fund at the Community Foundation by May 31st. Once organizations are fully registered, informational webinars, marketing toolkits, and other materials will support the promotion and generate excitement in the community.  

The Community Foundation is looking for local businesses to join the campaign to help double the $21K pro-rata match to participating non-profits. If your company would like to get involved in supporting non-profit organizations in Lorain County, please contact Laura Malone, Development Officer.