Giving Preferences

The Charles Lafitte Foundation:

  • prefers underwriting specific projects with distinct goals, and targets grants that will have a notable impact and make a material difference.
  • looks for creativity, innovation and initiative.
  • promotes inclusiveness and diversity, and likes projects that remove barriers to full economic and/or social participation in society.
  • engages with its beneficiaries and requires follow-up reports and impact statements.
  • reviews financials carefully and prefers organizational overhead costs to account for less than 15% of annual expenses.
  • looks to empower organizations to achieve long term stability.
  • does not usually support political organizations or religious-based programs.
  • believes in a commonsense, business-like approach to addressing humane problems.

The Charles Lafitte Foundation is unable to respond to unsolicited requests.  All answers regarding the application process and selection requirements can be found on this page.  Please complete the application and CLF will let you know if additional information is needed. No application or request can be considered before an application is complete.

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Possible recipients must be a certified 501(c)(3) organization.
Due to the volume of inquiries, the Foundation is unable to respond to unsolicited submissions.

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