Who We Are

When we formed this foundation in 2021, our initial plan was to support and empower small business owners but as it has progressed, we have over and over been presented with opportunities to help the most vulnerable of our society, our children. As you can imagine, it has been hard to say no to helping the youngest members of our small community. Most of our efforts thus far, have been working alongside the Chatham County Head Start Center to not only make sure that each child has a gift to open at Christmas time, but also to encourage and inspire their love of learning by making sure they have the supplies they need in their classrooms. If you don’t know much about this program, I encourage you to check out their website: Telamon North Carolina | Early Childhood & Family Support

The Lochren Foundation was created in this spirit, with the hopes of serving local, aspiring young business owners who could use financing, mentorship and encouragement along the way.

Up to this point we have focused on the Head Start program, but we would like to encourage young entrepreneurs to brave the world of business ownership. We offer grants to new and young businesses to help establish a new business, buy equipment or inventory for expansion, down payments towards rent or mortgages.

The Lochren Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

What We Do


Families, Single Parents & Children in Need


CDL Training


Small Business Support


Mentor Entrepreneurs

Get Involved


How can I help?

As a new foundation, we need all the help we can get! We are looking for funding, volunteers and ideas and unique ways to support our local businesses, entrepreneurs and children in need of support. If you think your skillset can help us reach our goals, please send us an email to set up a zoom call. We would absolutely love to meet you!


Become a mentor:

Are you an experienced entrepreneur, small business owner or expert in business management or operations? We would love to meet you! We are looking for more mentors to donate their time to other business owners in our community.

Apply For Support

Are you a small business owner, aspiring entrepreneur, family or local organization in need of support? Please connect with us!

Send us an email explaining your business, your needs and a specific request for support. We will bring your story to our board of directors and get approval for funding and / or mentorship.

If you would like to donate gifts toward the Head Start program, check out Amazon wish list: