Happy Spring Lorain County

March 2023

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke

Today, their fund at the Community Foundation, as described by Elizabeth, supports down-to-Earth bread and butter public charitable programs. It is a privilege to live in Lorain County, where we are surrounded by determined and influential women who strive to improve our corner of the world. This time of year brings a sense of rejuvenation and new opportunities.

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Community Foundation Staff Spotlight!

Rachel's favorite part of the job is the opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life and see their contributions' positive impact. If you ever have the pleasure of meeting Rachel, she'll welcome you with open arms, whether with a warm smile, a firm handshake, or a friendly hug - whichever you prefer!

Connect to a Cause

Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your organization and connect with like-minded individuals. Whether you're looking to recruit volunteers, raise awareness about your mission, or connect with others in the community, Connect to a Cause is the perfect platform.

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Community Grant Cycles

Learn More About Our Grants

If you have any questions or concerns about our updated grant cycles, please contact Jamie Simoneau, Program Evaluation and Integration Officer at the Community Foundation at or call our office at 440.984.7390 and speak to any of our staff.

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Residential Engagement Initiatives

Neighbor Up Lorain County

RSVP to Neighbor Night

In Our Backyard (ioby)

I Can Swim My Way on A Better Land Video

If you're interested in participating in our residential engagement activities or have questions regarding Neighbor Up Lorain County or In Our Backyard (ioby), please contact Cieria Ramon, our Community Engagement Fellow, at or call 440.984.7390.


Awards Will Be Announced in Late May


If you're interested in opening a scholarship fund at the Community Foundation, please email Laura Malone, our Development Officer, or call 440.984.7390.

Power of Giving

A Legacy of Supporting Causes that Matter

For those who only wish to support a small number of nonprofits or focus areas, there are simple and inexpensive options available for legacy and estate planning.

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Upcoming Events

Cleveland International Film Festival 47

The Community Foundation is delighted to sponsor the film JUNETEENTH: FAITH & FREEDOM at CIFF47 on Thursday, March 30, at 5:05 PM as part of our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging. This powerful film, which explores the history of our nation's newest federal holiday and the intersection of slavery, racism, and faith, aligns with our mission to support and uplift marginalized communities. Use the discount code PEP to redeem tickets to the in-person Cleveland International Film Festival (March 23-April 1, 2023) or CIFF47 Streams (April 2-9, 2023) Ticket discount codes cannot be redeemable for any other purchases.

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Leadercast Women: Amplify

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Change the Cycle Fundraiser

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Out in the Community

Community Foundation works tirelessly with our donors, our partners, and friends to make Lorain County the best and strongest it can be. Endowments built by you, our community, make all of this possible.The Community Foundation wisely invests its endowment assets, and a percentage of those earnings provides sustainable support through grants and scholarships for our community.

Connecting People Who Care
With Causes That Matter