The Lovett Foundation is a private foundation founded in 1992 by Charlie Lovett. In the early meetings of the board of directors, the foundation identified six areas in which it would make grants:
Education (especially primary through secondary)
Women's and Family Issues
In reviewing and considering grant applications for over twentyyears, the board has gradually developed a philosophy of giving - a philosophy which continues to develop. Grants are made in these six areas, with preference given to those organizations for whom a grant of $2000–$3000 will make a significant difference. The average grant is $2700. The board looks for applicants that have a strong volunteer base, a large number of consituents, and a significant impact on their communities. We look for places where our grant money can help an organization get established or reach beyond its previous parameters. We are often attracted to non-glamorous grants - we have purchased office machines, a refrigerator, and a truckload of processed rubber in the past. Most grants are made in North Carolina.