The Nord Family Foundation awards $3,251,475 at its October 2023 Board meeting.


The Nord Family Foundation announced the list of nonprofit organizations in the fields of arts & culture, civic affairs, education, and health & social services that have been awarded grants this cycle.

At the October 29, 2023 Board of Trustees meeting, grants approved totaled $3,139,290 to be disbursed in Lorain County, Ohio; Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Columbia, South Carolina; Metro Denver, Colorado; Boston, Massachusetts; Penn Yan, New York and other areas of interest. Twenty-seven other actions totaling $112,185 were also ratified at the meeting bringing the total grants authorized in this round to $3,251,475. Attached is a complete list of the grants authorized by the Trustees at their recent meeting.

The Nord Family Foundation is a successor to the charitable trust originally established by Walter G. Nord in 1952. The predecessor organization contributed more than $12 million to a variety of charitable causes between 1953 and 1988, primarily in Lorain County, Ohio. The Nord Family Foundation has contributed more than $162 million to nonprofit organizations in northern Ohio and selected geographic areas of family interest.

The Foundation’s grantmaking guidelines, prior press releases and Grantee Spotlight videos are available on the website. The Foundation only accepts grant applications online, accessible through the application portal on our website. The Board of Trustees of the Nord Family Foundation will meet again in February 2024. The next deadline for consideration of online grant applications is December 1, 2023.

October 2023 Grantees