The Brewer Foundation
" . . .there are fewer investments more significant than building minds."
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The Brewer Foundation, a Washington, DC nonprofit organization founded in 2011, is based upon the conviction that students and the professionals, who have taken on the task of educating them, deserve the support needed to be successful.


Our foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education, molding them into dynamic leaders with a commitment to public service and humanitarian ideals. Awards are given to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education or a certified vocational training program.



Clara L. Brewer


The foundation was started in memory of Clara L. Brewer, who was an advocate for education and general access to opportunity for more than 50 years. She was a pillar of the community in southwest Washington, DC. She served as the PTA President for three different schools in that community and was influential in providing the first official day care center in that neighborhood. The mother of eight, Mrs. Brewer gave the opportunity of a college education to all of her children. Additionally, as a 25 year health care professional in Southwest DC, she proved to be extremely influential in the growth and development of the children and young adults in her neighborhood. Just as Mrs. Brewer, the foundation truly believes that there are fewer investments more significant than building minds.








Clara L. Brewer Memorial Scholarship Award


Mrs. Brewer truly believed in the value of an education and understood the true since of its empowerment. Strongly supporting the education efforts of her children, she worked diligently at the grass roots level to bring education resources, opportunity, and reform to her neighbor for all children. This scholarship pays tribute to that since of self-determination by empowering the recipient with support for their scholarly and professional pursuits.