We connect people who care with causes that matter

The Community Foundation of Lorain County is dedicated to enriching the lives of those living and working in Lorain County, Ohio.


Through stories we communicate with one another, we envision what is not yet clear, and we find solutions to challenges and opportunities.  Stories help us understand what is important and why. 

Stories inspire us.We have some great stories about our donors, grants, impact and community told throughout our website. Many are told in written word while others are told in pictures and videos.  We also want to hear your stories about causes that matter to you!

Click on the side menu links to share your story or view our picture galleries.

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

We believe access to the CFLC should be fair, inclusive, and equitable.

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

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

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

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

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

Through our efforts, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and to instill a greater sense of unity in Lorain County.

We provide a permanent instrument for receiving and managing charitable gifts and bequests.

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

We value community, which we define as putting self aside for the betterment of the whole.