The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $1 million to Loudoun nonprofits for 2016.
Since its inception in 1987, the foundation has pledged or made grants of more than $57.6 million to various charities, including $15.8 million to Loudoun-based organizations.
“Dr. Moore spent most of his adult life in Loudoun County and was defined by his belief that education is the key, and that everyone deserved the opportunity to get a quality education,” Foundation Deputy Executive Director K. Lynn Tadlock said. “The trustees strive to fulfill his wishes by concentrating a large portion of the grant budget on educational organizations in and around the place he called his home.”
Included among the foundation’s gifts and support to Loudoun-based programs in 2016 are:
- Loudoun Youth, Inc. – $25,000
- Inova Nursing Scholarships – $95,000
- Arc of Loudoun – $50,000
- Loudoun Cares – $50,000
- Loudoun Education Foundation – $282,000 to support Odyssey of the Mind, High School Graduation Celebration Project, Teachers Endorsement Scholarship Project, Making a Difference, Future Leaders Scholarship Program and the Claude Moore Scholars Program.
- Loudoun Literacy Council – $60,000
- Loudoun County General Distributions – $300,000
- Connect Northern Virginia-Connect Loudoun – $10,000
- Five Stones Institute – $20,000
- Loudoun Symphony – $5,500
- National Center for Children and Families – $15,000
- Virginia Council on Economic Education – $19,000
- Bluemont Concert Series – $5,000
- Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties – $80,000
- Computer C.O.R.E. – $15,000
“Those gifts together with the more than the $1.5 million in real estate taxes we pay annually, demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment to Loudoun County,” Executive Director J. Hamilton Lambert said.
In addition to the charitable giving, the foundation also contributes the use of more than 50 acres of open space to the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts of America for camping use by local troops. In addition to the annual support for the Loudoun County education system and area charities, major contributions also have been made to the Loudoun Environmental Indicators Project at George Washington University, Claude Moore Colonial Farm Park at Turkey Run, Claude Moore Heritage Farm Park, the University of Virginia School of Medicine, UVA School of Nursing, the University of Virginia Medical Library, the Roanoke Higher Education Center and the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport, and Inova Health Systems.