Mission Statement

We believe that our future depends on the ability of the coming generations to think rationally and independently, to provide society with clean homes to live in and clean land to live in harmony with, to contribute to and appreciate our nation's evolving cultural heritage, and to dispel the notion that women, children, homosexuals, and other groups are somehow second class citizens.

Foundation History

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)
  The Arts
  The Environment
  Homelessness
  AIDS Support
  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.

How to Apply
The Lovett Foundation accepts grant applications from American non-profit organizations classified by the IRS as 501(c)(3). Grants are made for specific projects only and are not made to umbrella organizations. Applications are accepted from May 1 through July 31 each year. The application form is available on line at the link below; it should be printed off and sent in by post. PLEASE check after April 1 for updates to the application. Only application forms from the current year will be accepted. Please follow ALL directions in filling out the form. Our board generally meets in September and grants are usually made by the end of October. Click on the link above for an application form.