The mission of the Deerbrook Charitable Trust is to provide
individuals of all ages with opportunities for a better education,
a stronger family, a healthier life, and a more secure future.


           Deerbrook Charitable Trust will sunset and close by December 31, 2022.


The Deerbrook Charitable Trust is a private foundation that was funded in 2006 by the late Hays Clark.  Mr. Clark had a keen interest in assisting others, especially children and youth so that they might have opportunities for more secure futures. 

The Trust supports selected local, regional, and national organizations in the United States serving children, youth, and families.  The Trust also supports work of selected organizations that improves or increases their effectiveness in delivering services, including efforts to alleviate critical shortages of healthcare providers, non-profit management, and other areas of need identified by the trustees.  The Trust is particularly interested in supporting work that intentionally utilizes persons fifty years old and above who wish to use their expertise and life experience to assist organizations and individuals in fulfilling their goals. 

Recent activities of the Trust include support for capacity building, mentoring activities, research, education, and health initiatives that in various ways support the broad interests of the Trust.  The Trust has developed partnerships with organizations exploring new ideas and efforts; supported established service providers that are ready to move to a higher level of engagement; assisted educational institutions seeking to meet specific societal needs, and supported community-based organizations responding to local issues.  The Trust has provided funding for capital needs that enhance the efforts of growing organizations.

Grant Proposals

Update: June 9, 2022

Please be advised: Deerbrook Charitable Trust is no longer accepting any requests for funding. In keeping with the founding donors' wishes and instructions, the trustees of the Trust have allocated all remaining funds and will fully sunset and close out the organization by the end of 2022. All current funding commitments will be honored.



Contact Information

Arthur E. Sundstrom, Executive Director
Deerbrook Charitable Trust
Two Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7007

Tel: 240.235.5030