- How does my organization apply for a grant?
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.
- What are the Foundation’s funding priorities?
Our Foundation seeks out grantees that build practical and immediate connections between effort and opportunity in four focus areas:
- 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.
- How does the Foundation select grantees?
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
- How do I contact the Foundation? Do you accept Letters of Inquiry?
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
- What is the difference between the Clark Charitable Foundation (CCF) and the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation?
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.
- How is the Foundation governed?
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.
- What is Clark Enterprises? What is its relationship to the Foundation?
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.