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 2018, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 135 grants for a total of $7,551,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between November 2, 2017 and February 28, 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


DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative


General support.

Ford's Theatre Society


General support.

GALA Hispanic Theatre


$50,000 outright for general support and $10,000 as a 1:1 match for leadership planning.

Imagination Stage


General support.

Moving Forward: Contemporary Asian American Dance Company


General support.

National Museum of Women in the Arts


$30,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

Round House Theatre


$500,000 for capital support and $150,000 for general support of artistic and educational programming, to be paid over three years.


$20,000 outright and $10,000 as a 1:1 match to support the Authors, Speakers, and Live Entertainment Series.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra


General support for the BSO at Strathmore.

The Studio Theatre, Inc.


$500,000 to support the Open Studio Campaign and $180,000 for general support, to be paid over three years.