Our Investments

OuR Approach

The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation is committed to helping hard workers achieve. Our dedicated staff conduct thorough research to identify potential grantees, often working through our network of trusted community leaders, subject-matter experts and seasoned philanthropists. We then conduct a rigorous due diligence process to evaluate each grantee organization’s capacity to effectively steward our funds and produce measurable results from our investment. We seek out grantees that build practical and immediate connections between effort and opportunity in four focus areas.

Our Selection Process

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.  Instead, we have a dedicated team of professionals that conducts extensive research and outreach to identify potential grantees. We look for organizations whose work matches our investment priorities and who have proven capacity to effectively steward funds and get results.

Generally, we seek grantees based on:

  • Alignment with our values and focus areas
  • Capacity to manage and leverage large-scale grants
  • Ability to produce measurable results

Frequently Asked Questions

We do not accept unsolicited proposals at this time.  Please join our mailing list to receive any public Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that we may issue in the future.

Our Foundation seeks out grantees that build practical and immediate connections between effort and opportunity in four focus areas:

  • Engineering
  • DC Education
  • DC Community
  • Veterans Support

For more information about our focus areas and a sample of related grantees, please visit the focus area-related pages on our website.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. Instead, we have a dedicated team of professionals that conducts extensive research and outreach to identify potential grantees. We look for organizations whose work matches our investment priorities and who have proven capacity to effectively steward funds and get results.

Generally, we seek grantees based on:

  • Alignment with our values and focus areas
  • Capacity to manage and leverage large-scale grants
  • Ability to produce measurable results

You may contact the Foundation via the phone number and mailing address listed on our website. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited proposals at this time and have very limited staff capacity to field inquiries. We may not to be able to respond to each letter of inquiry.

Members of the media may contact us via Press@ClarkFoundationDC.org

The Clark Charitable Foundation (CCF) was founded in 1987 by A. James and Alice B. Clark. In early 2017, we renamed CCF to the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation as part of a larger rebranding effort.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, which oversees and provides strategic guidance for the mission, activities and operations of the Foundation. The Board of Directors and Foundation staff make grant selections, with input from our network of expert advisors, as appropriate.

Clark Enterprises is a private investment firm that was founded in 1972 by A. James Clark. For more information, please visit the Clark Enterprises website.

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