Who We Are
The Lochren Foundation was founded in 2021 with a focus on supporting small businesses and encouraging entrepreneurs to live their dreams. Our founders, James Lochren and Sara Lochren Pittman believe in the importance of giving back to their community. Our goals include fostering an environment of encouragement, support and success for all those who want to work for it.
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.
We especially want 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.
Our mission is to empower new and aspiring business owners to brave the world of entrepreneurship and to engage our community to support them during the process. As cornerstones of our communities, we are advocating and raising funds for small businesses and the families behind them.