History & Purpose
The Gay and Erskine Love Foundation is a charitable foundation established in 1976 by J. Erskine Love, Jr., founder of Printpack, and his wife and current Printpack chairman Gay McLawhorn Love. The Foundation, funded primarily by contributions from Printpack, makes charitable grants to a broad range of educational, civic, religious, medical, and health-related institutions and agencies. Since its inception 30 years ago, The Love Foundation has made gifts totaling over $50 million to more than 500 national and local organizations.
Areas of Interest
The main interest of the Foundation is in the area of education, from primary through higher education, however, consideration is also given to proposals in the following categories:
- Community & Social Services
Most of the Foundation’s grants are made to organizations in the Atlanta community and the State of Georgia. Consideration is also given to requests from other areas of the country where Printpack has facilities and/or associates.
Applying for a Grant
Please note: we are not currently accepting new grant requests.
Grant requests should be in the form of a letter, which includes the following information:
- A brief description of the organization, including history and purpose;
- A list of board members, committee members and executive officers;
- A description of the proposed program;
- The amount requested from Printpack;
- Other sources of potential support.
Proposals may be submitted at any time, but they will be considered at the quarterly meeting of the trustees. They should be directed to:
The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation
Post Office Box 723608
Atlanta, GA 31139
Subject line should read: The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation