Resources

Webinar & Video Library

Community Foundation of Lorain County offers various training classes throughout the year. Learn how to strengthen your organization and grow your endowment by visiting our resource library.

Webinars & Videos

Media Partners Tool Kit

Community Foundation of Lorain County is a resource for media and others seeking information about all types of philanthropy, including grantmaking, scholarships, individuals, and other kinds of organizations that support non-profits with financial and human capital.

Donor Tool Kit

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.

Please reach out to Laura or Alison for more information.

Non Profit Endowment Tool Kit

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 printable flyers, custom brochures, and informational rack cards. In addition, Community Foundation staff are always looking to brainstorm new and creative ideas to help you grow your fund.

An Endowment 101 training is a great way to share the importance of growing an endowment to your Board. Please contact Laura Malone to learn more.

Some of the links below have restricted access via the Community Foundation’s Grant Portal. If you need to create an account, please contact Missy Timko, Data Management Coordinator, at mtimko@peoplewhocare.org.

School Endowment Tool Kit

Community Foundation of Lorain County is very proud to be the first Community Foundation in the United States 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. Programs such as artists-in-residence, field trips, camping trips, and scholarships are all provided through School Endowment Funds.

Some of the links below have restricted access via the Community Foundation’s Grant Portal. If you need to create an account, please contact Missy Timko, Data Management Coordinator, at mtimko@peoplewhocare.org.

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.