About Us

The Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation (LMPF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation and serves as the charitable arm of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.The LMPF supports and amplifies the programs, community service efforts and educational projects that uphold the values of the sorority and the communities served.


Provide effective educational programming for Black youth and women by leveraging technology, partnerships, and other resources.


Promote sustainable communities by helping youth and women build careers.

Impact Statement

Bringing economic prosperity across Black communities

Core Values

Our core values of empowerment, building and nurturing relationships, and volunteerism are shaped by our commitment to:
  1. Empower women and youth to achieve financial independence
  2. Create stakeholder relationships that advance and support our mission and
  3. Consistently dedicate resources that support the needs of the organization and its overall goal to advance the mission.