The Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation was started as a way to make a difference in the lives of others. The foundation pledges to give away $500 million to the causes that are dear to their hearts, including health care, education, music and the arts.
The Moores are donors to Inova Health System and built the Mark and Brenda Moore Patient Tower at the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, where Mark was treated for his stroke in 2007. It opened in December 2014 with all private rooms and state-of-the-art facilities for rehabilitation and joint replacement. In addition to being the lead donors on that project, they also sponsored two galas that raised $4 million and sit on the board of the healthcare system's foundation and the Patient Experience Advisory Committee.
Additionally, they support the Posse Foundation, which awards four-year, full-tuition scholarships to minority students, and sit on the board of Alexandria-based Hopkins House Early Childhood Learning Center. They are founding donors of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as supporters of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.