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Trustees of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation recently announced grant recipients for the 2018 cycle.

The foundation, which was created by the late Loudoun resident Dr. Claude Moore, has pledged or made more than $65 million in grants to various charities since its founding in 1987.

Loudoun-based charities and organizations have received over $18.3 million, including $1,319,500 for 2018.

“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,” said foundation Deputy Executive Director K. Lynn Tadlock in a prepared statement. “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 are:

-Arc of Loudoun, Paxton Campus – $25,000

-Inova Nursing Scholarships - $100,000

-Loudoun Youth, Inc. - $80,000

-Loudoun Education Foundation - $303,646

-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,” said J. Hamilton Lambert, executive director of Claude Moore Charitable Foundation. “In addition to the charitable giving, the foundation also contributes the use of over 50 acres of open space to the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts of America for camping use by local troops.”

The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation’s mission is to provide assistance exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

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