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 Spring Board of Directors’ Meeting in March 2019, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 134 grants for a total of $5,864,550. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between July 3, 2018 and November 1, 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

The Posse Foundation, DC www.possefoundation.org

$50,000

General support.

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

$35,000

General support for DC work.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum http://www.ushmm.org

$35,000

For the Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust program in the DC metropolitan area.

University of the District of Columbia - David A. Clarke School of Law http://www.law.udc.edu

$50,000

For scholarships for 10 DC residents committed to public service.

$100,000

General support.

USM Foundation for the Universities at Shady Grove http://www.shadygrove.umd.edu

$50,000

For need-based scholarships and workforce preparation for full-time and part-time students transferring to USG from Montgomery Community College.

Washington School for Girls http://www.wsgdc.org

$50,000

General support.