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Lift A Life Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Lift A Life Foundation, Inc.

(formerly The David C. and Wendy L. Novak Foundation, Inc.)

4350 Brownsboro Rd., Ste. 110

Louisville, KY United States 40207-1681

Telephone: (502) 893-4540


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $46,402,550

Total giving: $4,812,668




Established in 1999 in KY - Founded by David C. and Wendy L. Novak. David C. Novak is the Executive Chairman, C.E.O., Chair. and Pres. of the Executive and Finance Committee at YUM! Brands Inc., which is a Fortune 500 corporation, that operates or licenses Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, and Long John Silver's restaurants worldwide, and A&W Restaurants in the U.S. Mr. Novak is also the author of the book "Taking People With You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen," and in 2012, he was named Chief Executive of the Year by "Chief Executive" magazine

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to organizations that impact individuals and families in need in the areas of hunger, early childhood education, leadership development, juvenile diabetes and military family support.

Fields of Interest

  • Christianity
  • Diabetes
  • Family services
  • Food aid
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $46,402,550 (market value)

Gifts received: $7,763,437

Expenditures: $5,415,525

Total giving: $4,812,668

Qualifying distributions: $4,812,668