A Community in Need

Many of our Donor Advised Fund holders frequently ask about the needs of local nonprofits, to which they may be interested in making supporting gifts. To further the interaction between these agencies and our donors, we happily promote those that we know are in need of additional funding for projects that are extremely important to our community. Please check this page frequently for updates. If you would like to make a gift to any of these agencies, contact us and we will handle all the necessary paperwork.

Community Service Alliance

Founded in 2004 at the former convent at St. Procop Church, Community Service Alliance serves men transitioning from homelessness to independence by providing affordable, short-term housing, work experience and employment assistance, and personal, behavioral and spiritual support.

Community Service Alliance’s vision is to be nationally replicated as a program that works, based on the fact that 80% of the 850 men served by their programs have indeed achieved independence and self-sufficiency. Alarmed by the fact that a disproportionate number of the men coming to their program are veterans, Community Service Alliance, working closely with Bay Presbyterian Church and several other community partners, were able to secure a second housing site – the former convent at Blessed Sacrament Parish - to be used for meeting the housing, employment, personal and spiritual needs of homeless veterans. Community Service Alliance plans to open this second site in February of this year, and estimates it will need approximately $27,500 in additional support for this project. The site will be home to 13 veterans, and your gift of $2,000 will help to cover the needs of one veteran at Sacrament House for one year. Please visit their website, or connect with them on Facebook.

Neighborhood Alliance

Neighborhood Alliance, founded in 1927, is one of the premier social service agencies in Lorain County. Through programs ranging from an extended-stay homeless shelter, childcare and child enrichment programs, family support services and home delivered meals and nutrition services for seniors, Neighborhood Alliance touches the lives of thousands of our neighbors every year. The Home Delivered Meals Program is of particular interest to the Foundation, and we support this program through our grant-making. Currently, the agency prepares and delivers 97,739 meals and provides daily well-checks to over 400 homebound seniors. Unfortunately, due to the government funding cuts they experienced, there is now a waiting list of 50 seniors who need our help. The agency needs $45,288 to complete their government funding match in order to get our seniors the services they need. Your gift of $1,800 will provide one senior the comfort of knowing that they will receive a year of home delivered meals from a familiar friendly face once the match portion is met. Please visit their website or Facebook Page for more information.

Please contact Senior Program Officer Peter Schindler at (440) 360-7215 or peter.schindler@cwfc.org
for more information on these or other programs in need of support.