The Nord Family Foundation awards $3,559,468 at its June 2022 Board meeting and announces Dr. Marcia Ballinger, President of Lorain County Community College, as their newest Community Trustee


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 June 25, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting, grants approved totaled $3,383,825 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. Sixty-five other actions totaling $175,643 were also ratified at the meeting bringing the total grants authorized in this round to $3,559,468. Attached is a complete list of the grants authorized by the Trustees at their recent meeting.

The Nord Family Foundation has announced Dr. Marcia Ballinger, President of Lorain County Community College, as their newest community trustee.

Dr. Marcia Ballinger has more than 25 years in community college leadership roles that have advanced student success, workforce and economic development, strategic planning, and institutional advancement. Over her 25-year career with LCCC, Dr. Ballinger has developed a culture of innovation, risk-taking and entrepreneurship.

“Since the creation of the foundation in 1988, Community Trustees have been vital to the perspective and success of the Nord Family Foundation. We are thrilled that Dr. Ballinger is joining the current community trustees Margarita Quinones of Lorain County and Kevin Johnson of Cuyahoga County to serve on the Nord Family Foundation Board of Trustees. We are eager and excited to engage in our work together in Lorain County” said Eric C. Nord, President of the Nord Family Foundation.

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 $150 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 their 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 October 2022. The next deadline for consideration of online grant applications is August 1, 2022.

Download Approved Grants List