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:
Grantees in the News
The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation welcomes the 120 Clark Scholars who are entering its signature engineering program — the A. James Clark Scholars Program Read More: Clark Scholars Program Welcomes 120 New Engineering Students at 11 Universities
As a pillar of our DC Initiatives, we stand committed to supporting District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and DC Public Charter Schools to improve educational outcomes for students of all ages. Read More: #BackToSchoolMonth is a time to prepare, equip and support our kids to succeed.
This #BackToSchoolMonth, we are excited to spotlight the incredible work of #DCPS Persists, an alumni retention program dedicated to helping Washington DC high school graduates navigate the journey to and through college. Read More: How can we better prepare kids for college?
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