Due to the tremendous impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, 2021 funding will be unrestricted and focused only on general support, giving full discretion to the board and leadership of the organization to determine where the funds are most needed to advance the organization's mission. The Foundation seeks partnerships with organizations that directly impact the following focus areas and meet the following criteria.
Food insecurity: Every person living in Kentucky deserves easy access to quality, nutritious food. Food insecurity is not having enough food to live a healthy, active life. Food insecure households must choose between paying bills, eating less, or buying low-quality foods, which leads to health problems. Access to food is a basic need that must be eradicated before anyone can achieve their full potential. The Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation is seeking applications from organizations that are specifically working in the following ways to end food insecurity in the Louisville area and the state of Kentucky:
Early Childhood Education: The Foundation believes that the love of learning develops early in life and builds the foundation for educational success in the future. This is why investments in early childhood programs have the greatest returns. We are focused on equipping families and early childhood educators with the tools needed to help all children reach their full educational potential. Grants support: