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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.

School and Agency Fund Resources

School Funds

The Community Foundation of Lorain County is very proud to be the first Community Foundation in the United States to establish School Endowment Funds. Distributions from School Endowment Funds provide Lorain County students with opportunities outside the realm of state-funded standards. Artists-in-residence, field trips, camping trips, and scholarships are all provided through School Endowment Funds.


Agency/Organizational Funds

The Community Foundation is happy to partner with many local agencies to build their permanent endowments. Organizational Endowment Funds provide a relatively stable income to support the work of nonprofit agencies.

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Jim Stobe
Chief Financial Officer

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.