Private Funder: Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, seed money and healthcare; Eligibility: Nonprofits, including faith-based institutions; Funding: The trust distributed $9 million in grants last year; Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: The trust was created by the founder of the House of Lloyd, a mail-order gift company. A primary goal of the trust is the support of evangelical groups and programs that address education, children, housing, food and/or medical assistance to the poor.
The foundation’s website is restricted to information on and applications for melanoma research related grants. Not more than one application per institution in each of the three melanoma grant type categories will be funded.
However, foundation officials tell us that grantseekers should not be misled by the website. The trust continues to accept applications for all of its focus areas. For example, the foundation recently gave $150,000 to Care for Children, Evanston, IL, for general support. Special consideration is given to projects targeting program support. However, requests for capital, equipment, or assistance with organizational infrastructure are not excluded from consideration. The trust continues to support projects where one-time “seed money” grants will help launch new ministries or programs, or to expand existing ones which show creativity, accountability and promise.