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 Fall Board of Directors’ Meeting in October 2020, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 117 grants for a total of $6,665,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between March 2, 2020 and July 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

21st Century School Fund $50,000
Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc. $25,000
Communities In Schools of NOVA Inc $20,000
District of Columbia Public Library Foundation Inc. $20,000
Educare DC $35,000
Education Pioneers $60,000
For Love of Children $35,000
Horton's Kids $35,000
Kid Power, Inc. $55,000
Learning Undefeated, Inc. (formerly MdBio Foundation)           $35,000
Life Pieces to Masterpieces, Inc. $25,000
Live It Learn It $35,000
Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy $35,000
Montgomery College Foundation Inc. $75,000
New Futures $55,000
Rocketship Education Dc Inc. $100,000
San Miguel School $40,000
The Foundation Schools $40,000
TLC-The Treatment and Learning Centers $50,000
Transcend Inc. $40,000
Turning the Page $35,000
Washington School for Girls $40,000