The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
Providing members of the DC community the best opportunity to thrive
The Foundation supports the work of organizations with strong leadership and values that reflect those of their founder, A. James Clark. Their mission is to expand opportunities for those who demonstrate the drive and determination to better themselves and their communities. Together with their partners, they 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 their Board of Directors decided in 2016 to spend down the Foundation’s assets within the next decade.
The Foundation’s principal goal is to ensure the nonprofit organizations they support have the leadership, infrastructure and financial strength to grow and support their communities today and in the future.
As part of its DC Initiatives, the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation commits to improving
maternal and child health and early education in our nation’s capital. The Foundation
recognizes that a child’s early years provide a springboard to opportunity and a healthy,
thriving future, and will help ensure that DC families have the supports they need in the
early years of children’s lives to help pave the way for optimal growth and development.
To advance this commitment, the Foundation partnered with leading health care providers
to launch the Parent Child Health Initiative (PCHI). PCHI aims to advance the creation of a comprehensive, integrated, culturally responsive, and sustainable system of care for parents and children in the District of Columbia. The DC-wide Community Network for Mother-Baby Wellness is a part of the PCHI.
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Clark Parent & Child Network