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The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation Confirms Loudoun County Grant Distributions for Year End 2020

The trustees of The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation announced today they have concluded their grant cycle for 2020.  The Foundation, which was created by Loudoun resident Dr. Claude Moore, pledged or made grants, since its conception, totaling more than $79.7 million to various charities.  Loudoun-based charities and organizations received over $23.6 million, including $2.2 million for 2020.

“Dr. Moore spent most of his adult life in Loudoun County and was defined by his belief that education is the key, and that everyone deserved the opportunity to get a quality education,” said the Foundation’s deputy executive director, K. Lynn Tadlock.  “The Trustees strive to fulfill his wishes by concentrating a large portion of the grant budget on educational organizations in and around the place he called his home.”

Included among the year end gifts and support to Loudoun-based programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic while seeing an increase for services are:

  • ECHO – $40,000
  • Northern Virginia Dental Clinic – $40,000
  • Healthworks for Northern Virginia – $40,000
  • Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter – $40,000
  • Loudoun Free Clinic – $40,000

The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation applauds the efforts of the staff, volunteers, and funders of these and many other non-profits that serve Loudoun County citizens. We encourage all to recognize the value provided by these organizations. These 5 non-profit organizations deliver services that are deemed essential to the Loudoun Community and each one has seen an increase demand for services this year related to the COVID-19 pandemic while facing significant challenges in fund-raising.

“Over the years, the Foundation has pledged or donated over $23.6 million in charitable grants to nonprofits in Loudoun County, we are deeply committed to making an impact on the quality of life in the county”, said J. Hamilton Lambert, Executive Director of Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.  “Those gifts together with the more than the $2.7 million in real estate taxes we pay annually, demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment to Loudoun County.”  In addition to the charitable giving, the foundation also contributes the use of over 35 acres of open space to the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scout Council of Nation’s Capital for camping use by local troops.

The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation

Founded in 1987, The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation’s mission is to provide assistance exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.  The Foundation has invested more than $9.2 million in the Claude Moore Scholars a Healthcare Education program and is committed to expanding the program to other school districts within Virginia.  In addition to the annual support for the Loudoun County Education System and local charities, major contributions have also been made to the Claude Moore Heritage Farm Park, the University of Virginia School of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Nursing, the University of Virginia Medical Library, the Roanoke Higher Education Center, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport, the James Madison’s Montpelier, Inova Health Systems and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

Release Date: December 2020

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