Claude Moore Charitable Foundation has awarded grants totaling $1.16 million to 24 Loudoun-based charities and programs during 2017.
Since1987, the foundation has pledged or made grants totaling more than $62 million to various charities, including $17.4 million in Loudoun.
Dr. Claude Moore was a longtime Sterling resident who built a fortune during a lifetime of land investments and frugal living. Moore, who died in 1991 at age 98, directed his assets be used to help talented and underprivileged—culturally and economically—residents maximize their educational development through literacy and advanced academic pursuits.
“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’s Deputy Executive Director K. Lynn Tadlock, stated. “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 gifts and support to Loudoun-based programs during the 2017 grant cycle are:
- Arc of Loudoun, Paxton Campus – $50,000
- Inova Nursing Scholarships – $100,000
- Loudoun Cares – $40,000
- Loudoun Youth, Inc. – $25,000
- Loudoun Education Foundation – $302,258
- Odyssey of the Mind
- High School Graduation Celebration Project
- Teachers Endorsement Scholarship Project
- Making a Difference
- Future Leaders Scholarship Program
- Claude Moore Scholars Program
- International Youth Leadership Summit
- The Same Sky Project
- Bluemont Concert Series – $5,000
- Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran Wellness – $20,000
- Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties – $140,000
- ECHO – $60,000
- Five Stones Institute – $20,000
- INMED Partnerships for Children – $35,000
- Loudoun County General Distributions – $250,000
- Loudoun Free Clinic – $35,000
- Loudoun Literacy Council – $50,000
- Loudoun Symphony – $8,250
- Virginia Council on Economic Education – $17,000
“Over the years, the Foundation has pledged or donated over $17.4 million in charitable grants to nonprofits in Loudoun County, we are deeply committed to making an impact on the quality of life in the county”, Executive Director J. Hamilton Lambert. “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.”
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.