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Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust


Last profile update: 04/13/2018
Last grant data update: 01/17/2018

At A Glance

Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust

(formerly Share Foundation)

7200 W. 132nd St., Ste. 190

Overland Park, KS United States 66213-1136

Telephone: (913) 851-2174


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Established in 1965 in MO - Harry Lloyd (1926–1997) had great passion for helping others achieve their dreams. Through his inspiration, encouragement, and support many received opportunities and attained successes beyond their imagination. Prior to his death caused by melanoma cancer, Mr. Lloyd established The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust. Harry Lloyd began his dream as a youth with a small, fireworks stand in front of his house, and several years later he founded and led House of Lloyd, a multi-national company in the gift industry. Mr. Lloyd’s company was created with a similar dream that was accompanied by ingenuity and hard work. Harry’s tremendous energy, creative genius, joy for life, perseverance, devotion to his employees, family, and faith successfully built House of Lloyd which served more than 13 million customers. During his lifetime, Harry Lloyd designated a percentage of his annual business profits to support a variety of Christian organizations. His spirit of giving wisely has continued since the trust’s inception in 1997. In 2003, The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust established a melanoma advisory committee to assist the seven trustees in identifying and reviewing melanoma research grant requests. In eight years, the trust has provided 70 melanoma research grants totaling more than $6.5 million.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation concentrates its support on projects that have a spiritual dimension, with special attention given to evangelical work, especially in the foreign mission field. Interest also in human services and educational organizations that are Christian-based.