Who We Are

The Hamlin Family Foundation, Inc. was established in 2007 by Lynn B. Hamlin and Clay W. Hamlin III, with a Board of Directors comprised of them and the Hamlin family children. The Foundation provides financial aid to worthy tax-exempt causes both large and small, whose goals are to provide services to make the world a better place.

The Hamlin Family Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit Delaware corporation organized, duly formed and registered on November 23, 2007 as a, “private foundation” under Section 509 of the Internal Revenue Code. It is a qualified charitable organization which is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is operated by members of the Hamlin Family exclusively to benefit educational, scientific, literary, religious, or other charitable causes that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

We will consider grant requests from organizations whose goals and operations we deem important, meaningful and worthy. Please note that we do not make grants to individuals or political organizations, but only to qualifying 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.

In addition to making passive grants, our Foundation supports specific program initiatives where we assume an active leadership role. Program Initiatives represent underserved areas of significant need in which the Foundation believes it has expertise and should assume an active or leadership role, in order to help achieve desired results. In these cases, the Foundation provides guidance to actively initiate and develop customized programs that meet the needs of the organization and help it more fully accomplish its mission.

Recognizing the crisis in character in our society, our current program initiative is CITRS, (www.citrs.org). CITRS partners with public and private schools, after-school programs, out of school educators, and other youth organizations. CITRS develops and implements comprehensive K-12 character education programs tailored to the specific needs of each of its clients.


Clay and Lynn Hamlin, Founders