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 Spring Board of Directors’ Meeting in March 2020, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 132 grants for a total of $6,225,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between July 2, 2019 and November 1, 2019. 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

Bright Beginnings, Inc. $60,000
Capital Partners for Education $50,000
Center for Inspired Teaching $75,000
City Year Washington, DC $60,000
DC SCORES $50,000
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School $50,000
Dream Project Inc $25,000
Gallaudet University $250,000
Generation Hope $35,000
Higher Achievement $60,000
LearnServe International $35,000
Literacy Council of Montgomery County, Maryland $35,000
National Children's Center $50,000
PeerForward (formerly College Summit) $50,000
Reach Education Inc. $35,000
School Leader Lab $15,000
See Forever/Maya Angelou Public Charter School $50,000
Teaching for Change $35,000
The Fishing School $40,000
The Posse Foundation, DC $50,000
Turnaround for Children $40,000
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum $35,000
University of the District of Columbia - David A. Clarke School of Law $50,000
Urban Teachers $100,000