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 Fall Board of Directors’ Meeting in October 2017, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 128 grants for a total of $6,694,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between March 2, 2017 and July 5, 2017. 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

KIPP DC www.kippdc.org

$75,000

For the Capital Teaching Residency program.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia www.lcnv.org

$25,000

General support.

Live It Learn It www.liveitlearnit.org

$35,000

General support.

Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy www.mcael.org

$35,000

General support.

$50,000

General support.

Reach Education Inc. www.reachincorporated.org

$30,000

General support.

$30,000

General support.

The News Literacy Project www.thenewsliteracyproject.org

$25,000

General support for the DC-area program.

TLC - The Treatment and Learning Centers www.ttlc.org

$75,000

$50,000 for the Scholarship Fund and $25,000 for capital improvements at the Katherine Thomas School.

Turnaround for Children http://www.turnaroundusa.org

$35,000

General support for DC work.