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.
|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|
|DC Public Education Fund||$150,000|
|E.L. Haynes Public Charter School||$50,000|
|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|
|Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children||$50,000|
|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|