The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation has concluded its grant cycle for 2018, awarding $1.3 million to Loudoun non-profits.
The foundation was created by Dr. Claude Moore in 1987 and has made grants totaling more than $65 million to various charities, including $18.3 million in Loudoun.
“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,” 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 in 2018 were:
- Arc of Loudoun, Paxton Campus: $25,000
- Inova Nursing Scholarships: $100,000
- Loudoun Youth Inc.: $80,000
- Loudoun Education Foundation: $303,646, in support of Odyssey of the Mind, High School Graduation Celebration Project, Teachers Endorsement Scholarship Project, Making a Difference, Claude Moore Scholars Program, International Youth Leadership Summit, and 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: $175,000
- ECHO: $96,000
- Five Stones Institute: $15,000
- INMED Partnerships for Children: $54,000
- Loudoun County General Distributions: $350,000
- Loudoun Literacy Council: $50,000
- Loudoun Symphony: $4,500
- Northern Virginia Family Service: $50,000
- Virginia Council on Economic Education: $23,000
“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,” stated Executive Director J. Hamilton Lambert.
In addition to the charitable giving, the foundation also contributes the use of more 50 acres of open space to the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts of America for camping use by area troops.