Fairfax, VA – January 11, 2023 – The trustees of The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation (The Foundation) announced today that they are distributing $2,638,860 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Virginia and Washington, DC. The grants are designed to “give a leg” up to organizations that work to improve the lives of individuals living in under-resourced conditions and initiate programs and partnerships that increase academic competence and encourage leadership, especially for under-resourced populations.
The 2023 grants were initiated by invitation from The Foundation, and include the following grantees and amounts:
Inova Health Systems and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
- A Place to Be – $180,000
- Center for Excellence in Education – $130,00
- Community Foundation for Loudoun & Northern Fauquier Counties – $300,00
- Elk Hill – $10,000
- Every Citizen Has Opportunities (ECHO) – $295,000
- Girl Scout Council of Nation’s Capital – $40,000
- Healthwagon – $75,000
- Healthworks for Northern Virginia– $74,500
- Insight Memory – $10,000
- James Madison University– Precious Time – $78,310
- Legacy Farms – $100,000
- Loudoun Education Foundation – $112,000
- Loudoun Free Clinic – $100,00
- Loudoun Literacy Council – $120,000
- Loudoun Serenity House – $80,000
- Loudoun Youth, Inc. – $80,000
- National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts – $40,000
- Northern Virginia Dental Clinic – $90,000
- Northern Virginia Family Service – $50,000
- Our Stomping Ground – $170,000
- Shenandoah University – Claude Moore Center for Literacy– $79,050
- Stroke Comeback Center – $25,000
- The Arc of Loudoun – $250,000
- The Ryan Bartel Foundation – $50,000
- Virginia Health Care Foundation – $100,000
These grants are focused on organizations that are located or have programs in Loudoun County; however, they are not limited to Loudoun County. Including 2023 invitational grant funding, the Foundation has donated more than $31.2 million to nonprofit organizations doing work in Loudoun County.
The Foundation is a private Virginia philanthropy established by Dr. Claude Moore in 1987. Dr. Moore grew up in poverty and, through hard work and frugality, became a successful physician and landowner. He firmly believed in providing a “leg up, not a handout.” The Foundation strives to implement this philosophy in its giving decisions.
“We are deeply committed to making an impact on the quality of life through education and supporting organizations that are providing access to vital services in Loudoun County and other places in Virginia,” said J. Hamilton Lambert, Executive Director of Claude Moore Charitable Foundation. “We believe – as Dr. Moore did – that supporting organizations that help under-resourced individuals create a path to success is how the trust’s funds should be allocated.
“The organizations we have funded for 2023 support area residents through educational programs, resiliency training, life skills training, and more,” Lambert continued. “Their programs play an important role in helping those they serve to create a better life.”
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 $14 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, James Madison’s Montpelier, Inova Health Systems and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.