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 1,100 students, improving school facilities and recruiting the best faculty.
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.
We honor those who served
We support veterans and their families with investments in education, health, high-quality employment, leadership development and family support services.
We value our history
Our predecessor organization, the Clark Charitable Foundation, engaged in local grantmaking for 28 years, investing over $58,600,000 in nearly 115 organizations. This work endures through the support of a number of organizations of historical significance to Foundation leadership and the Clark family.