Spreading JOY in Lorain County

December 2021

“This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!”

– D.M. Dellinger

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Celebrating 25 Years of Service!

Linda Styer, Senior Program Officer

With gracious hearts, we announce the retirement of our Senior Program Officer, Linda Styer. Linda has worked at the Community Foundation for 25 years, and over the years, Linda has steadfastly embodied our mission: connecting people who care with causes that matter. We are grateful for her passion and dedication to the Lorain County community. We wish her well in her next chapter!

“I am grateful for the staff and volunteers of our many non-profit organizations, whose dedication and contributions have made Lorain County a better place. Every day, you save lives and shape our future. I am indebted to our donors for their immense generosity and their faith in the Community Foundation and our grantees. Because of you, all things are possible! Thank you.”

-Linda Styer

If you would like to share a memory or send a kind word to Linda, please email

Residential Engagement

The Neighborhood Up Network: Lorain County

Learn More About Neighbor Up Lorain County


2022 Scholarship Process is OPEN

Do you or someone you know need a scholarship? Our 2022 Scholarship Process is officially open! Between now and March 2, 2022, any Lorain County resident can apply for a Community Foundation scholarship!

Apply for Scholarships

If you have questions, contact Angela Lee, Scholarship Manager, at or 440.984.7390.

Grant Announcement

2021 Community Grant Awards

The Community Foundation of Lorain County Board of Directors announced more than $1M in grant awards to 44 organizations. To view the 2021 grantees, visit our website

View Grantees

Power of Giving

Family Values, Traditions, and Forever Funding

Learn More About Year-End Giving

Power of Endowment Webinar

On Thursday, January 27th, at 9:30 am - 11:00 am via Zoom, we will be hosting our annual Power of Endowment Webinar.

This webinar will feature a mixed panel of non-profit staff, Board members, and donors discussing the importance of endowment and their experiences. We will also share best practices for endowment growth. This webinar is open to organizations and their Board members that currently have endowment funds and those who are interested in starting an endowment.

During this webinar, we will be discussing Connect to a Cause 2022 and the guidelines for registration and event participation. We recommend that you have a representative or board member from your organization attend if your organization plans to participate in Connect to a Cause this year.


If you have any questions, please contact our Development Officer, Laura Malone at, 440.984.7390 or

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Racial Equity Institute Training

Please join the February 2022 Racial Equity Institute Training sponsored by The Community Foundation of Lorain County

February 15th & 16th 9am-5pm via Zoom

*Attendees must participate in both days

This two-day-long program helps to provide talking points, historical factors, and an organizational definition of racism. REI believes that organizations often work in very intentionally civil ways yet operate from multiple understandings that rely more on personal feelings and popular opinion. This creates complications to the goal of eliminating racial and ethnic disparities and producing equitable outcomes.

To reserve a seat, email or call 440.984.7390.

Toni Morrison Essay Contest

Out in the Community

Holiday, Honor, and Humanitarianism

The Medical Mutual 2021 Pillar Award for Community Service

Sue Bowers

Board Luncheon

Sip, Shop, & Support

Grant Opportunities

We work 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 the assets of its endowment, and a percentage of those earnings provides sustainable support through grants and scholarships for our community.

Connecting People Who Care
With Causes That Matter

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