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The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation

11350 Random Hills Rd., Ste. 520

Fairfax, VA United States 22030-7429

Telephone: (703) 934-1147


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $176,872,474

Total giving: $2,247,189






Established in 1987 in VA - The foundation was established by Dr. Claude Moore, a wealthy landowner, who left most of his fortune to enhance the educational opportunities for the young people in Loudoun, VA, and numerous active and possessive recreation facilities, as well as across the Commonwealth of VA and elsewhere. Upon his death, Dr. Moore left his estate to the foundation to increase its capacity for philanthropy

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to enhance educational opportunities, including higher education, for young people in the Commonwealth of Virginia and elsewhere.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

Historically, the foundation leases land to the National Capital Council of the Boy Scouts of America for camping and other scouting activities. The set-aside of this land was approved in 1992 as a charitable grant. Additional land, valued at $13.1 million, was designated for use by the Boy Scouts in 1997. In 2001, a portion of the property under lease was sold.

Fields of Interest

  • Basic and remedial instruction
  • Education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Medical education
  • Museums
  • Nursing care
  • Scouting programs
  • Teacher education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $176,872,474 (market value)

Expenditures: $6,570,544

Total giving: $2,247,189

Qualifying distributions: $3,982,282