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 Fall Board of Directors’ Meeting in October 2018, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 132 grants for a total of $9,670,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between March 2, 2018 and July 2, 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


John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts www.kennedy-center.org

$925,000

$225,000 for the Kennedy Center; $225,000 for the National Symphony Orchestra; and $475,000 for the Washington National Opera.

Levine Music www.levineschool.org

$75,000

General support.

National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale www.nationalphilharmonic.org

$30,000

General support.

Olney Theatre Center www.olneytheatre.org

$50,000

$40,000 outright and $10,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

Post-Classical Ensemble, Inc. www.postclassical.com

$20,000

General support.

Project Create www.projectcreatedc.org

$25,000

General support.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center www.pyramid-atlantic.org

$30,000

$25,000 outright and $5,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

Signature Theatre www.sigtheatre.org

$70,000

General support.

Sitar Arts Center www.sitarartscenter.org

$45,000

$30,000 outright and $15,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

Split This Rock, Inc. www.splitthisrock.org

$40,000

$30,000 outright and $10,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.