The Foundation’s Education docket invests in learning from cradle to career. It includes schools that provide early childhood education, kindergarten through twelfth-grade instruction and undergraduate and graduate institutions. The Foundation also looks for models that provide comprehensive services to help students improve academic success and future employment outcomes. This may include charter and private schools, college access programs, groups focusing on teacher and school leader training, as well as certain supportive scholarship programs. In addition, the Foundation invests in adult basic education, literacy programs and preparation and testing for the General Equivalency Diploma.

The Foundation’s grants related to workforce development largely reflect two types of organizations: those that focus on a specific field and help individuals on a career pathway or those that concentrate on broader job- and career-readiness.


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

826DC $35,000
Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School                                                    $50,000
Access Youth, Inc. $25,000
AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation $75,000
ASPIRE! Afterschool Learning  $50,000
CollegeTracks, Inc. $35,000
Critical Exposure $30,000
DC Public Education Fund $150,000
E.L. Haynes Public Charter School $50,000
Edu-Futuro $30,000
Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS) $95,000
Goucher Prison Education Partnership $45,000
Inner City-Inner Child, Inc. (formerly Dumbarton Concerts) $35,000
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia $30,000
One World Education $70,000
Reading Partners $25,000
Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children $50,000
RESET $30,000
ScholarCHIPS, Inc. $25,000
Teach for America DC Region $75,000
The Chelsea School $25,000
The Child and Family Network Centers $60,000
The Literacy Lab $45,000
USM Foundation for the Universities at Shady Grove $100,000
Washington English Center $30,000
Washington Jesuit Academy $50,000