We Believe In The Power of Hard Work.
We support the work of organizations with strong leadership and values that reflect those of our founder, A. James Clark. Our mission is to expand opportunities for those who demonstrate the drive and determination to better themselves and their communities. Together with our partners, we focus on educating engineers, improving the lives of veterans and their families, and providing members of the DC community the best opportunity to thrive.
Since its founding in 1987, the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation is proud to have supported hundreds of nonprofit organizations located primarily in the Washington, DC region. It was Mr. Clark’s intent that after his passing the Foundation would operate for a finite number of years. His aim was for the Foundation to maximize the impact of its grant investments by focusing on today’s challenges. That is why our Board of Directors decided in 2016 that they will spend down the Foundation’s assets within the next decade.
The Foundation’s principal goal is to ensure the nonprofit organizations we support have a strong infrastructure and programmatic vision and will succeed after the Foundation’s spend down.