Arts and Humanities

Our giving in the Arts and Humanities includes theater, dance, music, visual arts, film and other multidisciplinary art forms, as well as organizations that promote the humanities. We focus on nonprofits that have deep, meaningful impact and can demonstrate the depth and breadth of their local initiatives. The Foundation examines how access to the Arts and Humanities for diverse populations is created and how unique opportunities are provided for all ages to engage. In addition to more traditional approaches, we believe in the power of the Arts and Humanities to be innovative and create social change.


At our Summer Board of Directors’ Meeting in June 2020, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 132 grants for a total of $6,385,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between November 2, 2019 and March 1, 2020. Please visit our Annual Report Page for a full list of Cafritz grantees.  Below is a list of our recent grantees in this program area.


Organization                                                           Amount

Anacostia Playhouse $15,000
Arena Stage $75,000
Arts for the Aging $40,000
Arts on the Block $30,000
ArtStream, Inc. $15,000
BlackRock Center for the Arts $20,000
Capital Fringe, Inc. $20,000
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop $25,000
CityDance $30,000
CulturalDC $25,000
Dance Institute of Washington $35,000
Dance Place $65,000
DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative Inc. $65,000
Docs in Progress $10,000
Ford's Theatre Society $25,000
GALA Hispanic Theatre $60,000
Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC $20,000
Joy of Motion Dance Center $20,000
Moving Forward: Contemporary Asian American Dance Company $15,000
Sixth & I $30,000
Teatro de la Luna $20,000
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation $25,000
theatreWashington $50,000
Transformer $20,000
UrbanArias $15,000