A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation Statement on Passing of Director Lawrence C. Nussdorf

Our Approach

The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation is committed to helping hard workers achieve. Our dedicated staff conduct thorough research to identify potential grantees, often working through our network of trusted community leaders, subject-matter experts and seasoned philanthropists. We then conduct a rigorous due diligence process to evaluate each grantee organization’s capacity to effectively steward our funds and produce measurable results from our investment. We seek out grantees who build practical and immediate connections between effort and opportunity in:

Focus Areas

DC Initiatives

We give back to the community that has given so much to us.

Veterans Initiatives

We invest in those who have served our country and the families who support them.

Grantees in the News

A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation Statement on Passing of Director Laurence C. Nussdorf

“Our family mourns the loss of Larry Nussdorf, a close friend and trusted advisor to my father, A. James Clark, as well as to me. Larry was a leader who helped guide Clark Enterprises’ success for 43 years. He was an incisive advisor who was committed to honoring my father’s philanthropic legacy through the Clark Foundation.”
-Courtney Clark Pastrick Read More: A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation Statement on Passing of Director Laurence C. Nussdorf

Our Selection Process

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. Instead, we have a dedicated team of professionals that conducts extensive research and outreach to identify potential grantees. We look for organizations whose work matches our investment priorities and who have proven capacity to effectively steward funds and achieve results.

Generally, we seek grantees based on:

  • Alignment with our values and focus areas
  • Capacity to manage and leverage large-scale grants
  • Ability to produce measurable results