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.

Stories

From our Newsletter

From the CEO's Desk

  • Jim Doughman is Still Connecting People with Causes and Making the County a Better Place.

    I’ve been doing a lot of reading and writing to prepare for a new CEO at the Community Foundation of…
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  • A Game of Consequences

    I have a love/hate relationship with the game MONOPOLY.  On those rare occasions when PARK PLACE and BOARDWALK are filled…
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  • To Every Season

    I’m showing my age but “Turn, Turn, Turn” has been a favorite of mine since the Byrds released Pete Seeger’s…
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We value community, which we define as putting self aside for the betterment of the whole.

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

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

We exercise and promote leadership in meeting the changing needs and opportunities in the community.

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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 the perpetuity of our efforts are linked to sustainable practices.

We believe integrity is our greatest asset and value trust earned with fiscal responsibility, ethical stewardship, and transparency

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