Having concluded its 2020 grant cycle, the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation on Monday announced it has granted Loudoun-based charities and organizations more than $2.4 million for this year.
"...we are deeply committed to making an impact on the quality of life in the county," Claude Moore Charitable Foundation Executive Director J. Hamilton Lambert said in a prepared statement.
The four organizations to receive the largest grants were the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, the Loudoun Education Foundation, the Arc of Loudoun and ECHO, which received $452,000, $258,000, $250,000 and $105,000, respectively.
A Place to Be and Inova Loudoun's nursing scholarship program each received $100,000 grants. Amounts ranging from $20,000 to $90,000 were given to INMED Partnerships for Children, Loudoun Literacy Council, Loudoun Symphony, Loudoun Youth Inc., the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Northern Virginia Family Service.
In addition to charitable giving, the foundation also contributed 50-plus acres of space to the BSA National Capital Area Council and the Girl Scout Council of Nation's Capital for camping use.
"Those gifts together with the more than ... $1.3 million in real estate taxes we pay annually, [demonstrate] the foundation's commitment to Loudoun County," Lambert said.
Founded by physician and Loudoun resident Claude Moore, the foundation has donated more than $22.5 million to organizations and charities in the county since its inception in 1987.
"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 to the opportunity to get a quality education," K. Lynn Tadlock, the foundation's deputy executive director, said 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."
More information on the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation is available at claudemoorefoundation.org.