Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation is a private Canadian foundation established in
1993. It was the late Lloyd Carr-Harris’ wish that his assets be used to fund
areas of education, music and medical research.
“The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation is constituted and is to be operated exclusively for charitable purposes and in particular for the purpose of carrying out charitable activities in the areas of education, music, and medical research, it being the overriding objective of the Settlor that the assets of the Foundation be used by the Trustees to enable more people to achieve happiness and thereby make the world a better place.”
Trustees of the Foundation work with a mandate that is broad and generalized and
their goal is to try and support Canadian projects showing the greatest need.
Our decision process is by definition a subjective one, but we do have several
guidelines, which we try to observe.
do not give to endowment funds or to general capital campaigns; we prefer to
give to specific projects, where the costs are fully accounted for and a defined
the Foundation actively funds scholarships, we are mandated to provide funding
through the individual institutions, who select the candidates and award the
try to support community projects that fall within our guidelines, as we feel
that they are important to the overall quality of life.
will offer initial support to projects meeting our guidelines, but this support
is not a lifetime commitment and is to be seen as a one time gift to get
projects up and running.
the Foundation actively funds medical research, we are mandated to provide
funding to specific research projects through requests from individual doctors.
try to balance gifts across our areas of endeavour, i.e. medicine, education and
music, but our decisions are always governed by budgetary constraints.
hope that this has given you some idea of our gift-giving guidelines and we
welcome any further inquiries.
If you feel that your project could qualify for assistance, please download an application by clicking on one of the buttons on this page. All of the application forms are designed so that you can key your application data into the form and e-mail or fax it back to us.
If you feel that you need to mail us further documentation about your project, contact us by e-mail for our postal address.
The trustees of the Foundation meet quarterly to review applications.
Click Here to download our application form