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 Spring Board of Directors’ Meeting in March 2019, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 134 grants for a total of $5,864,550. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between July 3, 2018 and November 1, 2018. 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 Name

Amount


interPLAY Orchestra http://www.interplayband.org

$10,000

General support.

Joy of Motion Dance Center www.joyofmotion.org

$20,000

$15,000 outright and $5,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

Mosaic Theater Company of DC www.mosaictheater.org

$20,000

General support.

National Building Museum http://www.nbm.org

$30,000

For school, outreach and family programs.

Shout Mouse Press, Inc. http://www.shoutmousepress.org

$10,000

To support the writing and publishing program for unheard voices -- youth from marginalized communities, including but not limited to at-risk, incarcerated, immigrant, and other marginalized teens.

Step Afrika! USA http://www.stepafrika.org

$30,000

$15,000 outright and $15,000 as a 1:1 match to support the 25th Anniversary.

Teatro de la Luna http://www.teatrodelaluna.org

$20,000

$15,000 outright and $5,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

The Highwood Theatre Inc www.thehighwoodtheatre.org

$15,000

$10,000 outright and $5,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation http://www.penfaulkner.org

$25,000

General support.

The Textile Museum http://museum.gwu.edu/

$25,000

General support.