Education

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 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

Amount

For Love of Children www.floc.org

$35,000

For the Neighborhood Tutoring Program.

Goucher Prison Education Partnership http://www.goucher.edu/gpep

$35,000

General support.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia www.lcnv.org

$30,000

General support.

Little Lights Urban Ministries www.littlelights.org

$30,000

General support.

MdBio Foundation Inc http://www.mdbiofoundation.org

$25,000

To support STEM education activities in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.

One World Education http://www.oneworldeducation.org

$50,000

General support.

Pentagon Memorial Fund www.pentagonmemorial.org/

$500,000

To support the design and construction of the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center.

Teach for America - DC Region dc.teachforamerica.org

$75,000

General support.

The Chelsea School www.chelseaschool.edu

$25,000

General support.

The DC Special Education Co-operative http://specialedcoop.org/coop/

$30,000

General support.