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Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

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

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $74,327,955

Total giving: $8,729,652






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.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:


Evangelism throughout the world is the primary goal of the trust. Special consideration is given to the following areas: 1) Projects focusing on program support. Requests for capital, equipment, or assistance with organizational infrastructure are not excluded from consideration; 2) 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 of a lasting impact in fulfilling the Great Commission; 3) Projects worldwide that provide the greatest opportunity per dollar given to reach people for Jesus Christ.

General Christian Purposes

General Christian Purpose grants go toward programs that are specifically acknowledged by the ultimate recipients to have been initiated by and the assistance given through a Christian organization for such purposes as housing, food and/or medical assistance to the poor. Grants for education may include formal or informal educational institutions, programs, seminars or other educational organizations; scholarships funds given to such educational organizations for allocation by that organization to individual students or participants; and scholarships given directly to individuals for the purpose of attending or participating in educational institutions, programs or seminars.

Melanoma Research Grant

The melanoma research grant is divided into three types: 1) Basic Science Award, which is to be used to gain new biological insights into melanoma development or progression; 2) Career Development Award, which is to be used for salary support for promising young melanoma investigators (M.D. or Ph.D.); and 3) Translational Research Award, which is to be used to fund clinically important melanoma research.

Fields of Interest

  • Cancers
  • Christianity
  • Education
  • Food aid
  • Health
  • Religion
International Interests
  • Africa
  • China
  • India
  • Middle East
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $74,327,955 (market value)

Expenditures: $10,238,814

Total giving: $8,729,652

Qualifying distributions: $9,688,564