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
“There’s true excitement about the future,” the new owner said. “For me it’s a little bit of a homecoming.” Read More: Anacostia multiuse arts center sells for $4M. Here’s what we know about the new owner’s plans.
The Spirit of GW Awards Honors Alumni and a Foundation for Professional, Philanthropic and Volunteer Achievement.
The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation was honored for extraordinary and enduring support that has had significant and inspiring impact on GW. Read More: The Spirit of GW Awards Honors Alumni and a Foundation for Professional, Philanthropic and Volunteer Achievement.
“During my career, I’ve done my best to navigate grantmaking processes as equitably as possible,” says Ryan Palmer, executive director at the Horning Family Foundation and former director of DC initiatives at the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation in Washington, DC. Read More: Philanthropic Sourcing, Diligence, and Decision Making: An Equity-Oriented Approach
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