In the Media

The Community Foundation of Lorain County appreciates media members interested in our grants, scholarship, and initiatives. The Community  Foundation will accommodate requests from the media for information. Media inquiries should be directed to Marketing & Communications Officer Brittany Lovett.


Webinar & Video Library

Community Foundation offers various learning opportunities throughout the year. Learn how to strengthen your organization and grow your endowment by visiting our webinar and videos page.

Webinars & Videos


Donations of all types are welcomed and appreciated at the Community Foundation, including appreciated stock, a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA), or other personal property. Gifts can be also be made later as a bequest in a will, beneficiary designation of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA, 401K, 403B), gifts of life insurance, charitable gift annuities, or charitable trusts.


Non-Profit Endowment

Whether you are starting a new fund or looking to grow an established fund, the staff of the Community Foundation is here to assist you.
We offer many resources, including complimentary flyers, brochures, and postcards. In addition, Community Foundation staff are always looking to brainstorm new and creative ideas to help you grow your fund.


Questions About Growing Your Endowment?

School Endowments

Community Foundation of Lorain County is very proud to be the first Community Foundation to establish school endowment funds. Lorain Schools Curriculum Supervisor James McGlamery and Community Foundation Executive Director Jeptha Carrell were instrumental in developing legislation allowing schools to deposit a portion of their operating budgets into an endowed fund for future support. A matching grant from the Ford and MacArthur Foundations enabled all school districts in Lorain County to establish funds.

Distributions from school endowments provide dollars to support programs that directly benefit students, such as artists-in-residence, field trips, camping trips, and scholarships.

Evaluation and Logic Models

Evaluation of your program or project can seem overwhelming, confusing, and intimating.  Using simple logic model criteria, you will more easily identify outputs and outcomes to strengthen your program and organization. In addition to our webinar, extra resources are provided below. Please reach out at any time with questions or concerns.