Board Chair Courtney Clark Pastrick Named a 2021 Washingtonian of the Year

The Foundation’s goal is to build candid, collaborative relationships based on ambitious goal setting, thought partnership, and trust. As a spend-down foundation, we strive to empower our grantees to continue leading meaningful, lasting change long after our sunset. Our flexible and responsive approach encourages grantees to pursue measurable outcomes while sharing best practices, challenges and lessons learned.

We remember our roots

A college scholarship made Mr. Clark’s path to success possible. We have supported engineering education at over a dozen colleges and universities by expanding access for a high quality, well-rounded engineering education to over 700 students, improving school facilities and recruiting the best faculty.

$378,800,000+
Commitments to Date
$196,900,000+
Invested to Date
Engineering

We invest in our region

Our investments help to build the capacity of key community anchors, high-quality schools, maternal and infant health programs, and college persistence organizations in the Washington, DC region.

$278,300,000+
Commitments to Date
$116,200,000+
Invested to Date
DC Initiatives

We honor those who served

We recognize the sacrifice of many for the freedoms we enjoy and support veterans and their families with investments in education, health care services, job placement, family and community support.

$80,200,000+
Commitments to Date
$71,600,000+
Invested to Date
Veterans

We are nimble

During the 2019 government shutdown and the COVID-19 pandemic, we have provided grantees with general operating support to weather unexpected challenges.

36
Organizations Supported
$5,800,000+
Invested to Date

We value our history

Our predecessor organization, the Clark Charitable Foundation, engaged in local grantmaking for 26 years, investing over $58,600,000 in nearly 580 organizations. This work endures through the support of a number of organizations of historical significance to Foundation leadership and the Clark family.

$100,900,000+
Commitments Since 2016
$58,800,000+
Invested Since 2016
Legacy Investments